Essentials for staff

What you need to know in your first few days, including pay, benefits and other essential information.

Pay and timesheets

All about pay, from salary scales to fixed-term contracts, timesheets and payslips.

Term dates

The academic year is split into terms during which the student is expected to engage with study. The length and pattern of the terms depend on the type of programme the student is following and the period between each term is considered a vacation period.

Undergraduate term dates 2021 - 2022

Term Duration
Welcome week 20 September 2021 – 24 September 2021
Autumn term 27 September 2021 – 17 December 2021
Spring term 17 January 2022 – 8 April 2022
Summer term 9 May 2022 – 17 June 2022

Postgraduate taught term dates 2021 - 2022

Term Duration
Welcome week 20 September 2021 – 24 September 2021
Autumn term 27 September 2021 – 17 December 2021
Spring term 17 January 2021 – 8 April 2022
Summer term 9 May 2021 – 18 September 2022

Postgraduate research term dates 2021 - 2022

Our expectations for postgraduate research students are that they study throughout the whole year, for at least 35 hours per week and take holidays (normally 30 days over the year) as agreed with their supervisor. 

There is only one term; the dates of the term coincide with the academic year, 20 September 2021 - 18 September 2022.  

Winter closure dates

Kent is usually closed each year over the winter break.

Academic year 2021 - 2022

Kent will be closed: from 23 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 inclusive. 

Staff benefits

Find out about some of the benefits you can access as a Kent employee.

Teaching and research support

Resources and advice to help you develop as a teacher and researcher.

Accessing Kent services

Activate your IT account

You will get an email to your personal email account seven days before your start date asking you to activate your IT account. 

Professional and personal development

Our continuing success is underpinned by the personal and professional growth of our staff. We can help you achieve more, in and away from work, through promotions, awards, appraisals and training.

Useful contacts

New email lists have been set up to help people reach different groups across the University.  

You can use this PA contact information list to contact and get in touch with a Director.

Our digital services

Getting connected to our digital services, information about your IT account and IT support.

Safety and wellbeing

Kent is considered a very safe place to work. Find out what you need to know to ensure that Kent stays a safe and friendly environment.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct summarises some of the key policies and practices we expect our staff to adhere to in the course of their work at Kent and gives a framework of standards and behaviour guidelines.

Conditions of Service

New starters should familiarise themselves with these when they start.

Policies and regulations

Ensure you are using the most up-to-date versions of Kent policies and regulations.

Brand resources and templates

Handy tips and guidelines to help you communicate your ideas clearly in writing and online.

Key Kent facts

Key information about the University that is useful for all our staff to know.

Schools and departments

Academic faculties and schools

Our academic staff research and teach across 18 academic schools in three faculties - Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.

Professional service departments

Supporting our schools and departments and providing services to the University community, the region, and our alumni, partners and friends

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