A World Of Community, Anna in front of an illustrated globe

A beacon for first-class medical education and research

Dr Anna Romito is the Undergraduate Programme Director at Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS). The School will offer first-class medical education and research, combining the strengths and expertise of two universities: Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Kent.

It is the region's first medical school and aims to be first choice for all those aspiring to achieve excellence in person-centred medical care in the UK. As Covid-19 has spread around the world, we have all, more than ever before, been able to fully appreciate the critical role our strong and resilient healthcare workers play in the care and support of our communities.

We have a responsibility to support our region, work force and the people of Kent and Medway and we feel proud to be at the heart of this major provision to build a stronger and healthier community at a time when the need for new doctors has never been more apparent.

We aim to raise £30M in philanthropic funding from grant-makers, research grants, corporate partners and individuals. Supporters can contribute across all aspects of academic and student life including support for students through scholarships and bursaries, access to medicine programmes, giving new opportunities to students from less advantaged backgrounds, sport and music; clinical/academic Chairs in support of research and teaching; buildings and infrastructure.

Read more about supporting KMMS


Hilary Edridge

By giving £5,000 or more you will become a Founding Donor of the Kent and Medway Medical School and help transform our region, improve our society and contribute to a better quality of life for all.

Hilary Edridge, Lady Melville Head of Strategic Relationships and Lead for Fundraising, KMMS

Kent Gives Back

The pressing need for personal protective equipment by staff in the NHS and other organisations working in the frontline fight against COVID-19, has prompted an urgent solution by colleagues from Kent’s School of Computing, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Digital Arts, Physical Sciences and Biosciences.

Member of staff printing face shields

Giving back around the world

We are committed to the communities we call home and work with our neighbours to make a valuable contribution.

This tradition of giving back continues for our students after graduation and our alumni donate thousands of hours of their valuable time every year to support current and future students and fellow alumni. They make a tremendous difference around the world in their local community!

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