Early Years University students fundraising in the refectory at West Kent College

Student Support for
University Students

Whether you are facing financial difficulties, have mental health concerns, issues with travelling to University, needing a loan of IT equipment, accessing Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) or student finance. Whatever your concern, the team are here to support.

Group sizes are typically much smaller than at large universities. We are able to offer a wide range of teaching and learning experiences, including opportunities for group work, one-to-one academic tutorials and small seminars. This allows staff to get to know their students and enables us to support individual needs and development in a variety of ways.

  • We are committed to ensuring our many students enjoy a rewarding and successful time here.
  • If you have a disability or learning difficulty, we can offer support.
  • Full-time students usually attend the College for a minimum of twelve hours per week.
  • We offer the highest level of support every step of the way. Services include:

HE advisers

HE advisers are a first port of call for any problems, for example, personal or financial, that a student may face whilst studying. They can refer students to a range of College and University services to make sure that they receive specialist support as necessary.

Careers Advice

Our Matrix-accredited Careers team offer impartial, professional support as you plan your future. If you are studying for a qualification with one of our partner universities, you will also be able to access that University's careers service.

Counselling, Welfare and Medical Help

The College can provide support in a number of areas such as support - from confidential counselling or contact with a local minister - to help with first aid and general health advice, as well as details of local doctors and dentists.

The Learning Support Team

Our Learning Support team is here to guide and support students with disabilities, learning difficulties or health problems. The team works with those who have qualified for a Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).


We encourage the use of public transport, care sharing, cycling and walking. The campus is well-served by local buses and a short walk from Tonbridge railway station. Car parking on all campuses is limited.


Our students host a wide range of events throughout the year for both fellow students and members of the public. There are a number of highly active College bands, who perform within the College and at local venues. Performing arts students also put on performances throughout the year. Our art and design students exhibit both at the College and at venues across the South East and London. For those who take the time to get involved, this is an excellent experience, which would look fantastic on your CV!

Performing Arts supporting Constella Opera Ballet