Teaching support

We value the exceptional quality of our teachers, which helped us to achieve the top Gold rating in the first government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching works alongside our teaching staff to help them continue achieving those high standards.

Academic Career Map (ACM)

The Academic Career Map (ACM) is a framework providing guidance to support the career development and progression of academics across the University.  It will come into effect for the 2019/20 academic year.

Find out more about the Academic Career Map

Assessment and feedback

Guidance on how to design assessments, based on the principles of constructive alignment and 'indicators of good practice' that make Kent great.

This includes resources and toolkits for:

  • design principles
  • level descriptors
  • learning outcomes
  • assessment criteria
  • matching learning outcomes to feedback
  • giving constructive feedback.

More about assessment design and feedback.

Reward and recognition

We are proud to recognise and promote the successes of staff across our campuses through a wide variety of awards.

More about Staff awards and recognition

Quality assurance

Taught programme regulations

To ensure fairness and maintain academic standards, a single set of academic regulations has been introduced for all taught programmes in the Credit Framework for Taught Programmes.

More about the Credit Framework

Guidance, policies and procedures 

Kent provides a range of guidance and policies which reflect all aspects of teaching and examination.

More about guidance, policies and procedures

Codes of practice for quality assurance

The principles, responsibilities and structures through which Kent assures academic standards and continuous improvement of the student academic experience across all taught and research programmes.

More about codes of practice

Library support

Academic Liaison Services

Each faculty is supported by an Academic Liaison team, who act as the first point of contact between academic schools and the library.

The team looks after subject resources and can advise on:

  • literature searching
  • referencing
  • using LibrarySearch
  • digital resources
  • Open Access
  • research data management.

The Drill Hall Library has its own team of Academic Support Librarians.

Find your Academic Liaison Librarian

Library representatives in academic schools

Library reps are academic staff who act as the main liaison point between the schools or faculties and the library. 

They promote library activities and processes, as well as gather feedback and communicate useful information within each school.

Find the Library representative for your Faculty

Reading lists

The reading list service is your way of ordering books, e-books, DVDs and other resources for your students for teaching purposes.

More about reading lists

Special Collections and Archives

Our Special Collections and Archives, housed in the Templeman Library, include a wide range of subjects, materials and media. 

From British stand-up comedy to early photography, Victorian theatre to modern political cartoons, the collections can support diverse teaching areas and needs. 

You can hold seminars in the Special Collections reading room, or request digital copies of material for your teaching.

More about Special Collections

Selecting materials for Brussels

As physical University of Kent library resources are not available to staff and students in Brussels, we recommend including only digital materials on reading lists for Brussels programmes.

Find out more about how to select materials