Making the most of opportunities – extra-curricular activities

When you start university there is a lot to get to grips with starting a new course, but the key to a great student experience is striking a balance between study and play. Time away from your books also helps to maintain a healthy life balance and can really benefit your studies.

Remember to check your emails and the Student News regularly for opportunities and events.  We’ve also put together a list of extra-curricular opportunities worth considering below.

Want to learn a language alongside your studies? 

  • The Language Centre offers Kent students the opportunity to study a variety of language modules as part of your existing degree programme or as an additional extracurricular module.
  • Language Express offer evening courses from beginner’s level.

Have you thought about volunteering?

Volunteering can be a good way to gain experience, build skills and network.  Find more about volunteer opportunities while at Kent.

Student Activities

At Kent, there are numerous student activities including sport, societies and more!

Student Societies
Societies bring people together with common interests and can help you make new friends with people you might not meet on your course. And don’t forget, a CV packed full of experiences and activities shows potential employers that you like to get involved. See the wide range of clubs and societies at Kent:

Get Active with Kent Sport
Whether you play competitively or just for fun, sport is an important part of the student experience. Accessible facilities, inter-college sports programme and over 50 sports clubs run by Kent Union. Find out more about sport at Kent.

Make Music at Kent
Do you sing or play an instrument? Join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands, Chamber Choir or one of the many other bands and ensembles formed each year. Find out more about making music at Kent.

Get Creative on Campus
As well as numerous creative societies, Kent offers exceptional opportunities for you to enjoy the very latest in film, art, music, history and architecture.