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Stephen wallis international development

Stephen Wallis

International Development

Welcome to Kent!

You have chosen well
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
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
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
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

Derek Goss

Accommodation Office

Kent Hospitality

About your new home
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
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
Your social life

  • Be a good neighbour

  • Keep the noise down when appropriate

  • Join in with social activities

  • Cinema/Theatre

  • Sports Centre

  • Societies

Kentone card
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
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

Dr Tim Noble

Medical Centre

Health Services

Health care
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
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

Alex Murray

Vice-President (Education)

Kent Union

Personal support services
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

Staying 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
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
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

Studying at Kent – the essentials

The start of term
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
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
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
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
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
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

Any questions?Enjoy your time at Kent!

  • See you at the dinner tonight

  • and the Asda trip tomorrow!

Advisers emails
Advisers’ emails