When you start university there is a lot to get to grips with starting a new course, but you may wish to consider making the most of other opportunities while at University.
We offer a range of activity, services and opportunities for students to develop professional skillsets for future employment and broaden experience while studying at Kent.
Remember to check your emails and the Student News regularly for opportunities and events. We’ve also put together a list of opportunities worth considering below.
The Careers and Employability Service is open and free for students to access for advice and support, including career planning, and support creating CVs.
During your time at Kent there are many ways to get involved and earn rewards and recognition for your efforts. It also looks great on your CV and helps improve your employability.
- Employability Points
The Employability Points Scheme rewards students for their active engagement with co-curricular activities with experiences of work. For each co-curricular activity completed, students can claim ‘Employability Points’, which can be cashed-in for the chance to apply for exclusive internships, work placements, training and more!
- Study Plus
Provides a range of free short-term courses and workshops which can enhance your graduate employability skills alongside your main subject specialism.
Interested in a year in industry, an internship or studying aboard?
Placements, internships or studying abroad, can be an excellent way to build knowledge, develop skills and gain experience of another culture.
- Internships and placements
Some employers offer shorter placements of four to six months, summer placements, usually involving two or three months’ work. Find out more about internships and placements.
- Kent Extra
Find out more about industry placements in Computing, Data Analytics, Journalism and Languages.
- Go Abroad with Kent
Find out more about studying abroad as part of your degree.
- Summer Schools
Attending a summer school overseas is a great way to experience another culture, gain a global perspective, enhance your studies and make friends from around the world.
Looking for a part-time job to support your studies?
Find advice and vacancies on the Careers and Employability website.
Sign up to Kent Union’s Jobshop for local and part-time work opportunities.