Help with your studies and university life

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Whether you are a new starter, or a second or third year student, we have lots of resources to help you with your studies and to settle into university life in these challenging times.

We are currently offering a mix of online and on-campus teaching/supervision; you can find out more about when you are required to come into campus by checking your timetable. Any in-person teaching, including lab and practical work, will take place in strict compliance with health and safety requirements. Should you be unable to study online, whether through illness, caring responsibilities or technical issues, please contact us on

The pre-recorded lectures and weekly activities are posted on Moodle on Monday by midday. You will receive invites to the online seminars via email. To join the online seminar, go to Microsoft Teams, click on calendar and ‘join’ the session.

Take a look at Kent’s Study Guide to find study tips from current students and how to make the most of study remotely.

Where to study on campus

If you need access to a computer, you can find them in the following places on the Medway campus:

  • Drill Hall Library: if the software you need isn’t on the Drill Hall Library PCs you may find it on the Kent PCs in the buildings listed below.
  • Medway building: in the open access room, M2-03 and in the IT teaching rooms (only open outside teaching hours).
  • Gillingham building: in IT teaching rooms (only open outside teaching hours)

You can also watch your lectures online and join in online seminars in various rooms across the campus. You can find out how to book your place in a study hub on our website.

You can also locate a printer in the following places. All printers can print A4, A3, colour or greyscale, single or double-sided. They can all photocopy and scan too. Remember that colour printing costs more.

  • Medway building (in room M2-03)
  • Gillingham building in the 4th floor corridor
  • Sail and Colour Loft building on the 1st floor

Where to socialise on campus

If you’re grabbing a sandwich between lectures, meeting friends for a coffee or going out for a meal, there are plenty of places to eat on campus:

  • No1 – Choose a smoothie or our mega breakfast, coffee or herbal tea, and for lunch burgers, pasta, a quick sandwich, or one of our many veggie options.
  • The Deep End – Part of our Student Hub, The Deep End offers an international menu – goulash, paella and curry, as well as the unique ‘Dive in’ burgers, and focaccia-based pizzas. There’s also Starbucks coffee.
  • The Galvanising Shop Café – Based on the Historic Dockyard site, The Galvanising Shop Café likes to refresh its menu regularly but always has toasted sandwiches, great coffee and lots of sweet treats.
  • Venue café – This large café in the Pilkington Building serves freshly made salads, sandwiches, as well as hot meals and is a great place to meet friends between lectures.

You can find out more about campus facilities and places you can go in the local area on our website.

Apply for help getting a PC/laptop

You will need your own personal laptop or desktop PC to study at Kent. If you will find this difficult to achieve financially, there is a IT voucher scheme you can apply for. You can find out more about this here.

The University also has other financial help available, including emergency funding and sandwich year funding.

Library support

You can get help and support from the Library Team at the Drill Hall Library. Our digital library services can also connect you with the resources you need, wherever you are, including e-books, e-journals, databases and newspapers. There is detailed guidance in how to do this on the IS library resources web pages.

Student support

Our Student Support Officer, Michaela Fullman, is available to talk if you are experiencing difficulties with your course or life at university in general. You can book an appointment by emailing

You can access Kent’s free confidential counselling service at Medway by emailing Find out more about Student Support and Wellbeing at Kent, including their services and events they run, on their website.


Thank you to all students for keeping yourselves and others safe on campus and at home. We are proud that you are all adhering to the on-campus guidelines.