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

Applications to the Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme are now open.  To apply, please go to: or, if you have any queries, please email

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                                                                                           


Jobshop is a recruitment service provided by Kent Union to help students studying at the University of Kent in Canterbury and Medway to find part-time employment. Jobshop’s mission is to ensure that as many students as possible gain valuable work experience and develop employability skills whilst at Kent. We are located next to the Essentials in the central part of campus. We advertise part-time, temporary and seasonal work and some graduate jobs around Easter, which are both on and off campus. Last year we advertised a staggering 5,746 vacancies.

To not miss on any of the opportunities, make sure you subscribe to our weekly email newsletter. The easiest way to do it is to:

1) Go to the Kent Union’s website (;

2) Click ‘Student Sign In’ at the very top of the page (right under the website address bar in your browser);

3) Press ‘Yes, continue’ for Kent Union to access your profile;

4) Click ‘My Profile’ at the very top of the page (exactly where ‘Student Sign In’ was located);

5) On the left hand side, under Kent Union’s logo, choose ‘JobShop’ (located below ‘Activities’);

6) Tick alerts that apply (Make sure you tick ‘Weekly Newsletter’, otherwise you will not receive it);

7) Click ‘Save Changes’. If you followed all the steps correctly, you can expect a newsletter arriving straight in your inbox on Friday with all the latest jobs!

Also, follow us on our Facebook page (Jobshop@kent) where we post ‘spotted in Canterbury & Medway’ posts with job offers from various employers.

If you have any questions, we are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM (term time).

You can also contact us through:


Phone: 01227 824251

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BBC show looking to recruit runners

BBC Flog It are looking for event runners to join us for a one day shoot at Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU on Thursday 8th Febuary 2018

You will be offered a casual contract and paid the NMW – you must be over 18 to apply and have the legal right to work in the UK.

You need to be available for the whole day (7.45am – approx. 7:00pm) and provide your own transport to and from the venue. We will not consider any applications if you are located more than one hour drive from the location. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

We will provide lunch and refreshments for you on the day. You must also have a current passport OR an official tax document stating your National Insurance number (P45/P60) with your long birth certificate for registration purposes.

To apply please email me ( with your:

  • Name
  • Cover letter & CV
  • Current Postal Address
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Telephone number

Success Project – Inspiring Speaker

Inspiring Speaker – Colin Colas. Thursday 18th January 12:30 – 14:00 in the Moot Room, Wigoder building.

Title: What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never

Colin will speak about fresh, new and effective approaches to attract, capitalise and create career opportunities, including the power of networking. He will share his tips for overcoming challenges to achieve success and for transitioning from university into a successful career.

Colin is in the Civil Service Fast Stream at the Ministry of Justice and is heading to the Foreign Office next, to work on international development projects across Asia-Pacific and East Africa. Previously he spent two years studying Mandarin in China having won a scholarship from the Chinese government, where he launched an entrepreneurship event sponsored by the British Consulate in Shanghai and he has valuable experience in business development and marketing communications.


Attention Year 2 and Post Graduate Drama students!

School of Arts Front of House Staff Required!

We are currently looking for Front of House staff to work as ushers here on University Campus for School of Arts’ performances and events. This is an opportunity for year 2 and postgraduate drama students only. This is a paid role and we also provide training for it. Most of the events will be the Drama assessments that are open to the public that take place towards the end of each term. You will need to be available for the Autumn, Spring and Summer term events. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to see other students’ work as well as some professional work too. In addition to training – which looks great on your CV – it’s also a source of income alongside your studies. We will also supply you with a Polo Shirt.

We will ensure that your shifts do not clash with your timetables and you will get your rota up to 4 weeks in advance. If you are interested, please have a look at the person specification and details on how to apply for this role…

Person Specification:

Must be available for training on Thursday 12st October 2017 between 12pm-2pm in the Aphra Theatre

-Eligible to work in the UK

-Must be available to work evenings and potentially weekends

-Must be friendly and approachable

-Able to problem solve

-Reliable with good time keeping

-Organised and responsible

Deadline for applications is Thursday 5thth October at 5pm. Responses will be sent out on Monday 9th October.

To apply for the job you will need to email putting in the subject heading “FOH Application” and answering the following questions. Please do not exceed 800 words in total for your answers.

  1. Why would you like to work as a Front of House usher at the University?
  2. What makes you suitable for this job?
  3. .Please give an example of a time you have needed to problem solve. What was the problem, how did you deal with the issue and what was the outcome?
  4. We would now like to give you an example scenario of a problem you may come across in this job role. Please read the example carefully and explain how you might deal with the problem:The show is about to start and a group of people turn up as you are about to close the doors. The venue is at capacity and you cannot let them in. On telling them this they start to get upset and disruptive. You need to give the Technical Team clearance to start the show and this group of people are refusing to leave, they claim someone in the show is a family member. What do you do?



TheatreCraft 2017

Are you 16-25 and looking for a career in theatre? From direction to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to designing, TheatreCraft is the only place to be for a unique glimpse into careers ‘behind the scenes’ in theatre.

TheatreCraft is free and open to anyone aged 16-25 and offers you the chance to:

  • Take part in Workshops led by theatre professionals
  • Explore the vibrant Marketplace packed with leading theatres and education providers
  • Get one-to-one careers advice in our Stage Your Career zone
  • Meet high profile, influential people in the industry

Register for your free place:

Channel 4 Work Experience – Applications now open!

Channel 4 are now recruiting for their cohort of Work Experience!

The Work Experience will take place from the 23rd– 27th October, and will be available in teams such as Film4, Corporate Relations, Online and more!

Please note this opportunity is only for those who are 18+ and applications close on the 25th September and cannot be accepted after this date.

For more information:


Meet one of our Alumni: Natasha Brown (MA Drama 2015)

  Natasha graduated in 2015 with a MA in Creative Producing. Since then she has worked at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill and the Southbank Centre as a Marketing Officer, where her main goal has been to drive new audiences to the arts. Alongside marketing, she works as a freelance producer and theatremaker.   


What do you value most about your time doing Drama at Kent?

 This is a hard question because I enjoyed doing so many things that it’s hard to pin point the most valuable. I guess that would be my answer… I enjoyed the variety that the degree offered. In any one term you could be learning about Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, Naturalism or Physical Theatre. There were always really interesting subjects to study and I found that really freeing as I’m someone who likes to have multiple ideas occupying my brain.

What advice would you give to first-year student starting a BA in Drama at Kent?

Get involved in other things! It’s good to get stuck into your degree as soon as you begin your university education, however, your first year is one of the only times to truly explore the university experience before you have to get more focused. I signed up to a bunch of extracurricular activities during my first year as a way to learn more about topics that weren’t related to my degree, such as politics, sport and volunteering.

In terms of the degree, make sure you give yourself enough time to do the work properly. I’ve been guilty of one or two (or three or four!) all-nighters and not only are they unsustainable, but you do yourself an injustice because you could achieve much more with a bit more time. 

Why did you choose Kent?

As soon as I arrived on campus, I had a positive vibe about the place. It is so open and green. Canterbury is such a beautiful city that felt safe and not too far away from London which is where I’m from. My course was particularly exciting as I got to go abroad for a year and complete a Masters specialising in Creative Producing – something other universities weren’t offering.

In what ways did your degree prepare you for what you’re doing now?

 I’m fortunate in that I got a job in a theatre as soon as I graduated so I was using actual knowledge I gained from my degree straight away, such as knowing about contemporary writers, actors and directors, understanding how a theatre is run and funded, and being aware of what’s involved in staging a show.

 There are also some really basic transferable skills that my degree prepared me for such as time management, research, lateral thinking, communication and team work. It cannot be stressed enough how important these skills are in most workplaces! Fortunately, doing a degree in Drama prepares you for so much – it’s no wonder I always bump into Kent graduates in the industry.



Fantastic runner opportunity working with Director Jessica Hines

If you are available and interested in gaining film location experience, there are 2 runner opportunities on set in Folkestone. The job is 1 or 2 weeks of shooting in Folkestone working on a film directed by Jessica Hines.

If you are available it is short notice – starting Saturday 22 July.

Please contact Stephanie Paeplow   07840 189697

This is for experience and unpaid, please ask about expenses.