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Stephen Wallis

International Development

Welcome to Kent!

You have chosen well!

  • Established 1965, research-led institution

  • The UK’s European University

  • A reputation for academic excellence

  • World-leading, internationally recognised research

  • 19% international students, 125 nationalities

  • Award winning teaching

  • Welcoming environment

What we’re going to tell you

  • Information about your new home

  • What to do if you get ill

  • Kent Union

  • How to get personal support

  • How to stay safe

  • Studying at Kent – the essentials

    Presentation available on international student website (

Meet the International Development team

We provide student support and advice as well as administering the exchange programmes.

Hazel Lander, International students, [email protected], 01227 827994

Hannah Ellerby, International students, [email protected], 01227 824088

Janet Wilson-Sharp, Erasmus students, [email protected], 01227 827818

Francoise McKee, Erasmus students, [email protected], 01227 824042

Christine Odro, International and Erasmus students, [email protected], 01227 827109

First Floor, Registry Building Extension

To do list for this week

  • Register with the University and the Medical Centre

  • Get your computing account and check your email

  • Meet your School adviser/academic co-ordinator

  • Find your way around the campus

International Welcome Dinner tonight

  • 7.00 pm in Darwin Conference Suite

    Trip to ASDA tomorrow (Friday)

  • Meet at the bus stop opposite Darwin

    College at 10.30am

  • Bring a £1 coin for the trolley

    Don’t forget Dover Castle visit!

  • Sunday 20 January, 9.45 am at Darwin Bus stop

    Remember to bring your ticket for all events!

Derek Goss

Accommodation Office

Kent Hospitality

Welcome to Kent

About your new home

  • Reception services

  • Campus Watch

  • Maintenance and housekeeping

  • Fire safety

  • No Smoking

  • Laundry facilities

  • Accommodation fees

  • Room damage

What is included in accommodation fees?

  • All utility charges

  • Free unlimited 24-hr internet


  • Breakfast (or evening meal allowance) with college rooms

  • Breakfast and evening meal with bed & bistro rooms in Keynes College, Becket Court

  • £5,000 of personal possessions insurance cover

Your social life

  • Be a good neighbour

  • Keep the noise down when appropriate

  • Join in with social activities

  • Cinema/Theatre

  • Sports Centre

  • Societies

Where to eat …

KentOne card

  • Official student ID Card

  • Cashless card

  • Funds can be added online

  • Includes a meal allowance

  • Borrow books in thelibrary

  • Join the Sports Centre

  • Entry to the examination hall

  • Vote in student elections

Need more information?

  • Accommodation Office – Tanglewood

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Telephone: 01227 766660

  • Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri

Dr Tim Noble

Medical Centre

Health Services

Health care

Register with the University’s Medical Centre at:

  • NHS (National Health Service)

    • FREE medical or nursing care, investigations or hospital treatment

    • Charges for medication, eye tests and dental treatment


  • Accessing health care

    • Hospital services

    • Dentists

    • Opticians

  • University Medical Centre

    • Doctors (called GPs), Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurses

    • Contraception (including emergency contraception)

    • Some clinics, e.g. asthma, diabetes, physiotherapy etc

  • University Nursing Service

Facilities on campus

  • Medical Centre

    • Giles Lane

    • 8.30am to 6pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9pm also)

    • 01227 469333


  • Nursing Service, Keynes College

    • Keynes College - Room EG3

    • 01227 833503 (internal extension 3503)

  • Cheadles Chemist

    • Next to Medical Centre

    • 9am to 6pm

  • Emergency out of hours number: 03000 24 24 24

  • NHS Direct

    • 0845 46 47


Alex Murray

Vice-President (Education)

Kent Union

Where do I go for personal support?

Personal support services

  • Counselling service

    • Confidential support


  • Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

    • Confidential advice; support for practical and academic matters


  • Chaplaincy

    • Multi-faith support, social events, services


  • Masters’ offices

    • Advice and support; discipline


  • Student Advice Centre (Kent Union)


      Important note: Data Protection


How can I stay safe?

Staying safe

Canterbury is one of the safest university cities in the UK but you should still be careful.

  • Keep yourself safe:

    • Be sensible

    • Plan journeys, particularly at night

      • Use reputable taxi firms and be cautious about accepting lifts

  • Keep your belongings with you or in a safe place

    • Don’t leave valuables lying around

    • When you go out, close the window and lock your door

    • Get a good lock for your bike

  • Money

    • Be careful at cash points, particularly at night

    • Check bank statements

    • Keep your bank cards safe

    • Report loss, theft and unusual activity

Important contacts

On Campus

  • Campus watch is the University’s 24 hr security service

    • Office is next to the banks on campus

    • Free personal attack alarms

    • Free walking escort service around campus at night

  • Emergencies:

    • Phone extension 3333 or 01227 823333

  • Non-emergencies:

    • Phone extension 3300 or 01227 823300

      Off Campus

  • Emergencies:

    • Phone 999 and ask for Police, Ambulance,

      Fire Brigade or Coastguard

    • Calls and services are free

  • Non-emergencies:

    • Phone 101 for the police

Fire safety

  • Read the “Fire action” instructions

    • You need to know what to do in an emergency!

  • No smoking in any buildings

  • Be careful with cooking and electrical appliances

  • Keep fire doors closed

  • Do not misuse fire alarms or equipment

    • It puts you and other people in danger!

    • It is a criminal offence and will result in severe penalties.


  • Be aware that UK laws may differ from your home country’s:

    • Alcohol:

      • Legal drinking age is 18

      • Don’t drink and drive!

    • Drugs:

      • Possession, selling or use of mind-altering substances (e.g. cannabis/marijuana, Ecstasy, cocaine etc) is illegal!

  • Equality and Diversity

    • The University seeks to ensure that people arenot subject to more or less favourable treatment on the grounds of irrelevant distinctions, including: gender; sexual orientation; colour, race or origin; disability; beliefs, etc

Studying at Kent – the essentials

The UK system

The start of term

  • No unnecessary changes to modules

  • Check your timetable

    • Lectures are fixed but you may be able to change seminar group

  • Learning agreements

Day to day study

  • Lectures and seminars

  • Attendance compulsory at seminars

  • Independent study

  • Oral contribution

  • Importance of note taking

  • Student Portal:

    • Student Data System: access your timetable, record and marks

    • Important information and University news

    • Access Moodle

  • Moodle, Kent’s Virtual Learning Environment

    • Moodle offers a range of resources for each of your modules,

    • You will see your essay questions and submit work on Moodle

Module code and title

Room and time

Tutor’s office hours and details

Module resources

Reading lists


  • Assessment requirements

    • Online module catalogue says how each module is assessed:

    • exam/coursework/oral presentation or combination of these

    • Students registered here until June are expected to take exams.

  • Academic integrity

    • Referencing guides

    • Turnitin and how to avoid plagiarism

    • Assignment Survival Kit


  • Grades

    • Marking criteria:

      • Information is provided on your School’s website

    • Grade inflation

    • Transcripts of marks

Student Learning Advisory Service

  • Free service

  • On the spot advice in the UELT building near the banks

  • Individual / group appointments

  • Study skills workshops

  • Resources

  • Maths and Stats support

  • Sign up for Study skills and workshops


      (UELT-Unit for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching.)

Disability and Dyslexia Support

  • Free, confidential advice and support

    • Assistance to identify appropriate support

    • Advice on specific learning difficulties

    • Liaison with academic staff

    • Special exam arrangements

    • No information given out to others without your permission.

      Mr Andy Velarde, International Students Support Adviser

      Make an appointment:

      [email protected]

      Keynes College, Rooms Hg7-9

      (near Dolche Vita and the duck pond)

English Language Support

  • Offered by the Centre for English and World Languages

    • Block C in Keynes College

  • English Language Development Programme

    • Free classes

    • 2 hours per week at all levels

    • Sign up now (be quick!) at:

  • Cambridge English Certificates

    • First, Advanced and Proficiency exams

    • Introductory session, Friday 25th January, 16.00-18.00 in KS24 (Keynes Seminar Room 24)

    • For more info or to confirm attendance of this session, email [email protected]

Other Support

  • In your School:

    • Personal Tutor

    • Student Support Advisor/Officer (member of staff)

    • Peer mentoring

    • School and course reps (students)

    • Study Groups

  • IT support

    • Workshops

    • Helpdesk

  • Templeman Library

    • Enquiries desk

    • Subject librarians

Any questions?Enjoy your time at Kent!

  • See you at the dinner tonight

  • and the Asda trip tomorrow!

Advisers’ emails

  • Dr Jesse [email protected]

  • Dr Pak Lee [email protected]

  • Dr Dan Lloyd [email protected]

  • Lisa Clark [email protected]

  • Dr Larry Duffy [email protected]

  • Dr Vince Miller [email protected]

  • Dr George [email protected]

  • Dr Emma Bainbridge [email protected]

  • Dr Eduardo Vasquez [email protected]

  • Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro [email protected]

  • Dr Keisuke Otsu [email protected]

  • Dr Mattias Frey [email protected]

  • Lisa Dickson [email protected]

  • Mark Johnson [email protected]

  • Steffen [email protected]

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