Now that we’re into the Spring Term, it’s a great time to remind yourself of all the support available to you at Kent.
First points of contact
The Colleges at our Canterbury and Medway campuses are staffed by the Colleges and Community Life Team, who provide friendly informal advice, support and referral to specialist support services for all students living on and off-campus. You can get in touch with them at CCLTeam@kent.ac.uk or you can book an appointment online at a time that’s convenient to you to come and speak to one of the team.
You can also get in touch with your School if you have a query. Your School should be able to help you or point you in the right direction for further support.
Support with your studies
Our Student Learning and Advisory Service (SLAS) can help you with everything from perfecting your essay writing to learning how to reference properly. Book an appointment with a Study Advisor or Maths and Stats Tutor.
Don’t forget your School is also there to help you with your studies and offer a range of study support.
Remote study support
Remote study is for students who are significantly impacted by the pandemic, and it is not possible for them to return to campus (e.g. travel restrictions or health concerns).
If you are studying remotely, make sure you check out our blog for online guides and ways to socialise with other students, and all the University’s support services are also available online.
Have you checked in with Student Support and Wellbeing?
If you have a disability, chronic condition, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or autism, please contact Student Support and Wellbeing to see how they can help you make the most of your time at university.
What kind of mental health support does Kent offer? Check out the visual guide for a mental health meeting to see what you can expect. There are also more visual guides to accessing other student support services, and external resources organised by theme.
We offer a free confidential counselling service which offers you a safe space to address issues concerning you and can help get thoughts, feelings, behaviour and perspective on life back in balance again.
Don’t miss The Big Fair on Thursday 27 January! Run by Kent Union, it’s your chance to join a new society, sport or group. You can also learn more about off-campus housing and job opportunities.
From money worries to housing issues, academic problems to visa support, Kent Union’s Student Advice Centre is available to help through their free, impartial and confidential advice service.
You can also get in touch with your Kent Union full-time officers who are each responsible for specific areas within the Union.
The Careers website has a wealth of information to help you create a great CV and get prepared for interviews and selection tests. Book an appointment with a Careers/Employability Advisor to review your CV, arrange a mock interview or to just talk through your career options.
Sign up for a free Study Plus course to improve your skills and boost your CV.
Managing your finances
If you are struggling with finances, take a look at our financial advice and help webpages for tips on budgeting, finding a job and where to go for further support. Emergency funding options are available if you are experiencing financial hardship.
Campus Security are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Find them in the Security and Transport Centre (Canterbury) or Medway Building (Medway).
Or you can always get in touch with them by calling 01227 82 3300 (non-emergency) or 01227 82 3333 (emergency) or via the SafeZone app.