As part of our ongoing priority to support students during the cost of living crisis, Kent Union and the University of Kent, in partnership with The Food Foundation, have joined forces to present you with the Cost of Living survey.
This survey aims to understand how the cost of living crisis has impacted you and figure out how we can best support you during your time at Kent. The information gathered will help us to identify the most vulnerable groups of students and the aspects of university life you are most struggling with so we can provide you with tailored support. The results will inform the actions we need to put in place towards achieving the University of Kent’s civic mission to promote food justice, tackle food insecurity and become the world’s first Right to Food University.
Taking part in this survey gives you the opportunity to enter our randomised prize draw which will take place once the survey closes. The prizes up for grabs include:
- 6 x £30 Co-op gift cards
- 1 x Meal for two at Woodys
- 15 x £20 Kent One card credits
- 1 x Kent hoodie from Kent Clothing
- 1 x Free entry package for the prize winner and friends for a Venue event
- 25 x voucher for free tea & coffee in the Library Café.
During these difficult times, it is important that your voice is heard, so we encourage you to fill out the Cost of Living survey and share it with your friends too.
Fill out the survey now.
For further information on how Kent Union and the University of Kent are supporting you during the cost of living crisis, check out the Cost of Living Support webpage.
We’re really excited to take part in this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA).
The WUSCAs are compiled from the reviews which students like you leave on Whatuni, and rank institutions according to the things that students really care about – student support, campus facilities, lecturers and teaching quality, and so on.
Whatuni is the UK’s largest source of independent, real, honest student reviews – reviews which have a number of benefits:
- They give students like you a really important voice and platform to share your views.
- They help prospective students make crucial decisions on what and where to study.
- They allow us to find out what you really think, so we can make improvements to our offering.
- They could win YOU a £2,000 voucher for taking part!
We’d really love you to participate in the review collection process and give the University of Kent a review! It will only take a few minutes of your time.
Write your review now >
It is that time of year where the Transport Team are working on developing a New Travel Plan and we want to hear from staff and students about your commute to and from the University and travel within the local area.
By completing the survey, you help us plan our future transport strategies, understand what current services are working well, what improvements or changes staff and students would like to the current transport options provided, and help us with our carbon emissions research.
Plus complete the survey for the chance to win £150, £75 or £50 on your KentOne card. Or if you’re based at Medway you can choose a voucher for the Deep End.
The survey closes 23:59 Monday 21 November 2022.
Students Survey: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VJXA2S/
Staff Survey: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/YVTNS2/
We have opened Nexus in Templeman Library (Canterbury) so you can go to one place on campus for all your student questions.
Nexus is open to help Monday to Friday, from 9.00 – 17.00. From November, we will extend the opening times to 9:00-19:00.
There is also social and study space for you to use so make sure you come along and say hi!
Where is Nexus?
You will find Nexus in Templeman Library. Go in the main entrance, through the turnstiles, and take the first right. See the map for directions (pdf).
If you can’t make the trip to campus, you can also get support online and find support services on the Student Guide.
Here to help
Nexus can help with any query and will signpost you in the right direction. In Nexus you will find the following support services:
- Careers and Employability
- Central Student Admin
- College and Community Life (in Nexus every day to help)
- IT and Library support
- Kent Union
- Student Support and Wellbeing
Let us know what you think
We have introduced Nexus in response to student feedback that you want to go to one place to get help and advice.
This is a trial service that we want to develop in response to your feedback. So if you have any feedback or aren’t satisfied with our response, let the staff in Nexus know or use the Your Uni Your Say webpages. Or you can email your feedback.
Have you lived, or are you planning to live, off campus whilst studying at Kent? A huge percentage of our students live in their local community and we need your help to shape the student experience off campus. College and Community Life are running a few community living focus groups to discuss what students living in the city want from support teams, events, volunteering and community building opportunities.
We love being in the heart of Canterbury, a beautiful historical city with a lot to offer its local residents; and we want to know how, we as a university, can help to make your off-campus experience the best it can possibly be.
The focus groups will be held online between Wednesday 3 August and Thursday 11 August 2022, with the Community Life Officer Josh.
We will be talking about:
- What events and community building would you like us to organise off campus?
- What is the best way to share information about the university, events, and internal and external support services?
- What is the best way to get in touch with your house off campus?
- What will help to improve your sense of belonging in the local community?
We will be offering a £10 voucher to all participants for an hour-long online focus group on Microsoft Teams.
If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this online focus group interest form, and we will be in touch!