NHS Graduate Scheme

NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Looking for a graduate job? The NHS Graduate Scheme is now open! This 12 month management programme is designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles in the ever-growing health and social care sector. By the end of the programme you’ll achieve a fully funded management qualification and a health and social care leadership qualification. Applications close on 9th April! To find out about the opportunities, click here: www.ocply.co/nhs-18-kent

If you are in your 1st or 2nd year student then register your interest here: www.ocply.co/nhs-18-kentryi to find out about the programmes available for you!

Abortion in Britain: past, present and future event

FREE EVENT – Abortion in Britain: past, present and future

Wednesday 21st March

Venue: Moot Chamber, Wigoder Building, Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the passage and implementation of the Abortion Act 1967, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies from SSPSSR has organised an afternoon of discussion, together with Kent’s Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Reproduction (CISoR) and KLS. All Welcome.

1:30pm Coffee and Welcome

2-3.15pm ‘Kind to Women: how the 1967 Abortion Act changed our lives’

Film show and Q and A with film director, Jayne Kavanagh (UCL Medical School)

About the film:

The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a pivotal moment for women’s health and women’s lives. The culmination of decades of campaigning, it finally ended the horror of deaths from self-induced and backstreet abortions. It precipitated the public funding of contraception for all and meant that, finally, women were able to choose when and whether to have children. In this moving documentary, women who survived illegal abortion and the nurses who picked up the pieces when things went wrong, and campaigning doctors and abortion rights advocates share vivid memories of the time; and bring to life the story of this ground breaking legislation and of a historic turning point for women’s rights.

3.30-5pm ‘The future of abortion: the case for decriminalisation’

Discussion with opening comments from Professor Sally Sheldon (Kent Law School) and Ann Furedi, CEO, British Pregnancy Advisory Service and author, The Moral Case for Abortion.

5-6pm Drinks Reception, and meet the author, with Ann Furedi

25% discount for students on The Moral Case for Abortion book purchase on the day!

If you are interested along coming to the event please make sure you sign up for a tickets at this link:


For more information about the event please feel free to contact me at vp238@kent.ac.uk

Alumni Pub Night – March 2018

The Alumni Pub Nights series is Kent’s social and networking series for alumni and students. The next Pub Night will be on Tuesday 27 March with the theme of career advice and mentoring. We’d love you to see you there to catch up on news from Kent and socialise with current students and fellow alumni.

The University of Kent’s Careers and Employability Service will be joining us to talk about what help they can give students, staff and alumni and how the mentoring platform, KEW-NET, could be of use to you.

Alumni should come along to find out how you can help a Kent student progress in their career by mentoring, talking on campus, taking part in Kent’s Employability Festival or taking on a student for work experience. This is also a great opportunity for 1st or 2nd year students to come along to find out upcoming graduate careers fairs and work experience opportunities.

We will be at the Miller’s Arms in Canterbury on Tuesday 27 March from 18.00 – 20.00. Please still come along even if you don’t need careers advice to meet with current students and fellow alumni! First drink and nibbles provided. Please register here.

School of Arts’ Alumnus producing Evolution Festival

Evolution Festival


This festival is packed with loads of exciting events and I believe the panel discussions could be useful to students as they are FREE!


Here is the link for more info. > https://www.facebook.com/TEAfilms/

The Film fest is FREE! And is followed by a panel discussion about women in the arts.


Here is the link to where tickets can be purchased.  


Interested in a career in secondary school teaching?

Kent’s Partnership Development Office works with a number of partner and sponsor schools in Kent and Medway, to deliver the University’s outreach programme.  We run schemes for our undergraduate and postgraduate students which are designed to offer paid, meaningful classroom work placements, both to gain experience and as a gentle introduction into the world of teaching. Please see the attached Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme leaflet for further details.

Due to the growing popularity of the scheme, and our valuable links with partner schools, we are running a conference for Kent students, designed to introduce and explain the complex routes into teaching and also to answer queries around how Kent can help you gain placements in a school environment:

Pathways into Teaching

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10.30am

Keynes Lecture Theatre 3

(Please see the attached flyer for further details)

If you are interested in booking a place, or have any queries, please email r.c.jones-4@kent.ac.uk

Applications to the Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme are now open.  To apply, please go to: https://ap.heat.ac.uk/apply?group=University+of+Kent&InstitutionGroupId=22351#contact-details or, if you have any queries, please email rs82@kent.ac.uk

Film Student Project

Invicta Health Community Interest Company are looking for a Film student to help them film and edit a short promotional video.

The video will be an interview style in a medical setting.

The team estimate 0.5-1 day of filming and 1 day editing time (equipment must be provided by the student).

Filming will take place on Wednesday 7th March.

Payment will be £100.

Contact arts@kent.ac.uk for more information

BFI Future Film Festival 2018

11th BFI Future Film Festival

15-18 February 2018

The UK’s most important film industry festival for young, emerging filmmakers is back with another jam-packed line up of events that will inspire you to make films and provide you with the industry insights you need to pursue a career in the film, TV and creative industries.

We have programmed events that span the breadth and depth of the film industry covering animation, fiction, docs and experimental filmmaking, with industry professionals representing a huge range of job roles taking part in interactive master classes, industry workshops, screenings and Q+A’s, as well as networking opportunities. Alongside some specially selected feature films we’ll be screening the best short films that have been submitted to this year’s BFI Future Film Festival (and that’s no easy task with over 2000 entries!) And we’ll be giving awards and prizes to some of the most talented emerging young filmmakers with films in the festival at this year’s Future Film awards ceremony on the evening of Thurs 15 Feb.

We are continuing our work of championing diversity in filmmaking throughout the festival and will be kicking off every day with a keynote speech by incredible female filmmakers.

We are also taking the BFI Future Film Festival into more international waters, thanks to the kind support of our friends at The London School of English. This year we’ll have TWO international awards to give away and we’ll be welcoming industry professionals from across the globe and partners from international film festivals to join us at BFI Southbank.

Tickets start at just £12 for a full day pass (which includes access to the daily Keynote speech, attendance at three events/screenings per day, the option to attend our daily networking drinks event, and access to our Behind the Scenes delegate area), or you can come to all four days for just £40. So, buy your ticket and kick start your film career now!

Book tickets here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/futurefilmfestival/Online/default.asp

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvx090-frP

Acting for Improvers course starting this week!

Hello School of Arts students,

Shout out for anyone interested in the Study Plus Acting courses starting next week – there are still some spaces available on the Acting for Improvers course.  This course is suitable for anyone with some experience of acting who is looking to experiment with different approaches.

This will be a fun and creative course focusing on developing character and working on scenes.

You can find more information about the course here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studyplus/courses/coursesArtsCreative.html

I will be teaching the courses so if you have any questions please do give me a shout.  In addition to being a PhD student here at Kent, I am also a professional actress, having worked in a variety of mediums including at the National Theatre, in the West End and on the BBC.

Actors required for research project!

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Psychology and part of the team “Autism Research at Kent”.


I am working on language, imagination and autism.

My supervisor (Dr Heather Ferguson) and I are currently setting up a study where participants (with and without autism) will listen to short spoken sentences while we record their brain activity using EEG. As part of this, we are looking for some actors to record some simple spoken sentences that we can use as stimuli. They would of course be paid for their time.

Contact: Mahsa Barzy                                                                                                     mm951@kent.ac.uk