Agresso Support: March News

As you know Nathan will be leaving at the end of the month. We would like to invite you to K-Bar on Friday 31st March at 12pm to wish him farewell. Our wiki is updated continuously.  We’ve recently added more training materials including videos for handling requisitions. For help with  the Wiki or Agresso please …

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Procurement Update 2017

Welcome to the first Procurement Update of 2017 ; and the first since late 2015. It has been a very busy time in 2016, with much change in the team. Firstly, I’d like to introduce myself as the new Head Of Procurement. My name is Mark Reed, and I have been here since October. Whilst …

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New Procurement Website

Following a major overhaul the new Procurement website is now live. We have expanded the guidance and information on the site, added details around the team and our structure, and added lots of links to answer a lot of common questions around Procurement. We are also always available to help.  If you want to give …

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Are you Hiring Contract Staff? There are new rules on “off payroll” working

From  6 April 2017 the university, and all public sector bodies, will be required to determine whether their off-payroll consultants will be working in a manner akin to an employee.  This change will affect all off-payroll engagements from that date, including on-going arrangements which commenced prior to April. If you are involved in the hiring of contract …

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Agresso Support: February News

We held a training session on the 14th February which provided new users with an insight and understanding of the basics within Agresso. We are also holding three more sessions, the dates for these are; Friday 24th February, Tuesday 28th February and Thursday 9th March. These sessions will include basic training, unfortunately will not cover the …

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Could your school or department be using Kent’s Online Store?

The University of Kent’s Online Store is an excellent platform to advertise your products, services and events. Attracting 100’s of visitors every day, the store offers a convenient and secure solution to taking card payments and is great way to reduce associated administration. It is also FREE to use. Please visit our site to find …

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USS Pension Scheme

The Pension team would like to remind the members of the USS pension scheme who currently earn over £55,000 that if you are close to breaking the lifetime allowance or the annual allowance you may elect to slow down your future pension provision by selecting a Voluntary Salary Cap on your benefits with USS. If …

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Please Remain Alert: Attempted Procurement Fraud

We have been made aware of  fraudsters impersonating University of Kent email addresses and staff identities to try and defraud the University. These will come in two main forms :   Emails from known members of staff with unusual requests. The email addresses will not be from @kent.ac.uk but addresses like @kent-ac-uk.com and be for …

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Agresso Support: January News

After the Christmas break we held an Agresso Drop in session where users came along with their queries which we helped resolve, provided an explanation on how/where it went wrong and what to do next time to prevent it. As well as helping with queries we provided basic training to some users who were fairly new to …

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2015/16 Financial Statements

The University’s Financial Statements for 2015/16 have now been published and are available on the website at  https://www.kent.ac.uk/finance/about/accounts.html We have also prepared a one page summary showing where our income comes from and how we spend it. This can be found at: https://www.kent.ac.uk/student/experience/financial-summary.html  

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