The University of Kent has a distinctive mission. We are the UK’s European university with an international reputation in which Europe meets the world.

We are a leading research-intensive UK university creating a global student and staff community that advances knowledge and stimulates intellectual creativity, and performs at the highest levels.

We believe in the unity of research and teaching, in the freedom and responsibility that staff have to question and test received wisdom, in the transforming power of higher education, in acting with integrity, and the value of an inclusive and diverse university community.

We offer an inspiring and challenging student experience that prepares students for the future. Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching.

There is a strong emphasis on graduate employability and skills acquisition and we offer a range of extra-curricular activities, support and services. Our campuses and centres provide stunning locations for study and offer first-class academic and leisure facilities.

In the 2013 National Student Survey, Kent was in the top ten for overall student satisfaction (of all publicly funded, multi-faculty institutions), being in a select group to score 90% or above.