We are here to support you through the cost of living crisis
The cost of living is an increasing concern for many of us. Staff from across the University are meeting regularly to see what we can put in place ahead of the winter months. We will provide regular updates as the working group continues to meet.”
Watch the recording from our Community catch-up on the Cost of Living (17 November 2022) and find out about the ongoing work to support students and staff.
We have launched our Emergency Support Fund in response to the cost-of-living crisis. This fund aids staff facing a short-term, emergency cash flow problem.
We have now launched Salary Finance to help support you through the cost-of-living crisis.
Salary Finance is our new financial wellbeing benefit provider that offers:
To find out more about Salary Finance, visit the FAQs page and head to the Salary Finance webpage see the options available.
Use this dedicated Kent discount website to have access to exclusive employee pricing deals and Wow points.
There are 30,000+ employee discounts in 20 different categories including food and groceries.
Online currency £1 = 100 Wow loyalty points to earn and redeem through the site.
To activate your account use your @kent.ac.uk email address. KMMS staff will need to use their Kent email address, not their KMMS email address.
If you're struggling to receive the sign up email, then add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list and this should resolve the issue.
Being a Kent staff member means you can benefit from the following discounts:
Keep fit with a discounted staff membership and have access to all the sports facilities.
Find out our discounted travel options, including up to 30% off bus tickets.
You can get free and discounted academic software, including Microsoft Office.
Get a 10% discount when you use your KentOne card at our catering outlets on campus.
You can now buy a £10 staff membership at the Gulbenkian Arts Centre.
You can now enjoy a £3.60 meal deal in Rutherford Dining Hall on Canterbury campus.
We understand people are worried about the rising costs of living. Take a look at these additional resources for more help and advice:
We are always looking to hear from our staff, Make a suggestion to your Trade Union or Staff Representative