Essentials for staff

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

Pay and timesheets

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

Visit the 'Pay' section

Staff benefits

Kent is a great place to work! Find out about some of the benefits you can now access.

Visit the 'Staff benefits' section

Teaching and research support

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

Visit the 'Teaching and Research' section

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. 

Visit the 'Before your first day' section

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.

Visit 'Professional and personal development'

Our digital services

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

Get started with our digital services

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.

Visit the 'Safety and wellbeing' section

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.

Find out more about our Code of Conduct

Conditions of Service

New starters should familiarise themselves with these when they start.

Find out more about our Conditions of Service

Policies and regulations

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

Visit the 'A to Z of Policies' section

Brand resources and templates

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

Visit the 'Communicating at Kent' section

Key Kent facts

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

Document list

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.

Find a Faculty or School

Professional service departments

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

Find a Professional service department