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

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:

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.


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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Opportunity in Theatre Management!

Ambassador Theatre Group Graduate Scheme in Theatre Management & Operations – apply now!

ATG is the  UK’s largest commercial theatre owner and operator, featuring in eighteen towns and cities as well as London and the West End. Alongside their market-leading theatre ticketing business and our award-winning producing company, the chances are that if you visit the theatre in the UK, you’ve probably encountered ATG.

Each year ATG invites two motivated, ambitious and talented individuals to take part in an inspiring two-year programme, fast-tracking their career in theatre management.

The details of the scheme can be found on the following webpage:

I’ve also attached some information about the scheme.

Applications open on the 9th February!

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

Marlowe Theatre audition!

This spring, the Marlowe Youth Company will be working alongside The Marlowe People’s Company to launch The Marlowe Kit, our new building, with a production of two plays by Aphra Behn.

The Marlowe Youth Company will present The Emperor Of The Moon, a cosmic and comic farce written in the style of Commedia Dell’Arte.

The Marlowe People’s Company will present The Rover, Behn’s infamous play about love and lust in the heat of the carnival.

The performances will take place in The Marlowe Kit between 24-29 March 2018 and this year participants aged 14-21 are welcome to audition for The Emperor Of The Moon and participants aged 18+ are welcome to audition for The Rover.

Auditions for both productions will take place at the following times, in the Marlowe Kit:

Tuesday 5 December, 6.30-9.30pm – The Rover auditions.

6 December, 5-7pm –  The Emperor Of The Moon auditions.

Thursday 7 December, 5-7pm – The Emperor Of The Moon auditions.

To book an audition slot or for more information about the plays, characters, or Marlowe Kit, please contact

Please also contact us if you are interested in getting involved in the backstage side of the production or if you can’t make any of the audition dates but would still like to be involved.

If you haven’t taken part in an audition before then please do not worry about coming along. You won’t need to prepare anything for The Emperor Of The Moon auditions and there is a small bit of text for The Rover auditions, but you do not have to learn it.

FACT Festival!

Call for performances

FACT Festival, organised by the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest announces the call for student-led creations to be presented during the next edition of FACT, held between 1st and 4th February 2018.

FACT (Festival, Arts, Cinema, Theatre), a festival for European theatre academies, is unique because of its focus on both theatre and film, with artistic events and workshops. The main goal of FACT is to give an opportunity for Hungarian and foreign students to show their works in theatre and film to an international audience, to take part in workshop productions, and to forge long-term professional relationships with
other artists. The organisers of FACT closely collaborate with partner universities from all over Europe.

Beside the performances proposed by the partner universities, we intend to give the opportunity also to the students themselves to apply with their own initiatives, as we share the conviction that student-led activities are extremely important elements of the high education in art.

What we are looking for:
– small-format and technically easy performances initiated and created by students.
– performances can be created by the students from the same academy or collaborations of students from different schools.

What we offer:
– venue and technical equipments to present the performance once in frame of FACT Festival.
– accommodation and subsistence for 3 days for up to 6 participants (including performers, technicians, other contributors).
– free ticket to the performances of FACT festival:
Please note that the festival does not cover the participants’ travel costs.

You can apply by sending:
– full record of the performance.
– written presentation of the initiative, the participants and the performance,
– technical rider.

Please apply by sending your application material to
DEADLINE: 30 November 2017
The list of selected performances will be announced by 10th December.

Juliana Stobel – Work Experience Bursary

Opera Holland Park is a small opera production company that stages 4 shows each summer on their temporary stage at Holland House in Kensington. I joined the company as an intern for three weeks; while they were in the midst of securing artists, stage crew and production team. It was particularly interesting for me, as a Creative Producing for Theatre MA student, to gain access and insight into contracts, interviews and negotiations. The benefits of working with a smaller company are that every department is located within the same office. Communication channels are short and it is easy to keep up with the progress of everyone around. I am able to gain a full insight into the entire workings of the company. My individual tasks included sending out contracts and music sheets, filing returned contracts, chasing up uncompleted documents and updating the database on the on-going progress. Other tasks included researching potential short operas for a specific collaboration project, as well as researching various different theatres and opera houses in Europe for a potential tour of their family opera of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland.

Opera Holland Park sets itself apart by making opera accessible to all audiences. They aim to change the perception of opera being prestigious and elite to something that is accessible and for everyone to enjoy. While working at the Opera Holland Park office, I found great interest in the Inspire programme they are running, which is an education program that aims to inspire and encourage all members of the community to experience, discover and actively participate in opera and classical music, developing their taste and knowledge and bringing the art from to as wide an audience as possible. I was very fortunate that I was able to attend one of their quarterly community concerts hosted at the St Cuthberts Church in Kensington. The event was organised by Age UK and as the host of the event explained importance of acknowledging loneliness within a community of elderly, it became clear to me that this valentine’s themed concert was more than just a display of excellent opera music.

This placement is a mandatory part of my course and my placement made me realise the benefits of completing a placement at this point in time. It enables me to make contacts in an industry I am aiming to work in shortly after I graduate and it opens doors at a perfect point in time. The University of Kent bursary scheme helps a great deal, while it is absolutely manageable to commute from Canterbury to London within an hour – it comes at a high price. The financial contribution towards my expenses enabled me to fully enjoy this placement and not worry too much about my bank account.

The Moving Reverie – 2018 London Mime Festival

THE MOVING REVERIE – 2018 London Mime Festival

“It was a full-on, completely practical, full of knowledge week.” – Workshop participant, 2017 London International Mime Festival.

Week-long open workshop THE MOVING REVERIE
January 8th to 12th 2018
10am – 5pm
£250 – £275 for the full course – BOOK A PLACE

To have an idea; to hesitate and stop; to question; to decide; to stop again and doubt; to check… The actor on stage lives through all these different ways of thinking second by second. The challenge is to allow all these inner impulses and ideas to flow into expression and become visible to the audience.

In this week-long workshop designed for professional and semi-professional performers, participants will immerse in Theatre Re’s vital approach to Etienne Decroux’s Corporeal Mime and explore how to give physical shape and theatrical rhythm to these impulses.

Guillaume Pigé is an actor, director, mime and magician. He formed Theatre Re in 2009 and has been directing and performing in all the company’s productions to date. He is also an Associate Teacher at R.A.D.A and is regularly invited to give workshops in the UK and internationally.

There are limited places on the workshop so we recommend booking as soon as you are able to.