Join Our Team – 3x Staff Vacancies

The School of Psychology is currently advertising three open-ended and full-time staff vacancies. Please click the links below for more information.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social & Organisational Psychology
Deadline for applications Sun 04 Feb 2018 (edited on 26 Jan)

Reader/Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience
Deadline for applications is Sun 04 Feb 2018

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience
Deadline for applications is Weds 04 March 2018

Scholarships for Summer Schools

Immerse yourself in the heart of Europe and develop advanced subject knowledge with our intensive two-week Summer Schools in Brussels, Canterbury and Paris. These specialist Summer School courses are designed for students (or professionals) thinking about studying on a postgraduate degree programme in the UK (Canterbury Courses) or at our specialist postgraduate centres in Paris or Brussels on our European Summer Schools. The final deadline to apply and pay for all of our courses is 28 May 2018.

Stage 2 and 3 undergraduate Kent Psychology students can also apply for two European Summer Schools scholarships to attend the summer school in Paris or Brussels. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, accommodation, lunches during the week, travel around Paris or Brussels, entrances and visits as part of the programme and a final dinner. The deadline for scholarship applications from Kent students for the European Summer Schools is 2 March 2018.

Forensic Psychology Evening Course starts 21 February

Study the psychology of crime and criminal behaviour over 10 weeks, taught by expert academics and practitioners. Each 90 minute lecture covers a different topic such as victims of crime, offender profiling, sexual harassment, and treatment and rehabilitation.

The course is an ideal opportunity to get a taste of what Forensic Psychology is all about, whether you have a general interest in why people commit crime or are considering future study in the area.

For more information about our evening course starting on Wednesday 21 February, see our flyer. There are limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.

ESRC SeNSS 1+3/+3 Collaborative Studentship 2018

Using new digital media to create young Global Citizens: Evaluating and developing the One Globe Kids ‘simulated contact’ educational intervention

Applications are invited for a 1+3 (MSc+PhD) or +3 (PhD) ESRC SeNSS studentship in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent, in collaboration with Globe Smart Kids, under the supervision of Dr Lindsey Cameron and Professor Dominic Abrams. The studentship commences 1st October 2018.

The application deadline is 21st January 2018. Please see the link below for more details.

Research shows participating in the arts promotes kindness

Arts charity People United has published a new report using evidence analysed by psychologists at the University showing that an effective way to encourage kind thoughts, feelings and actions is by enabling people to participate in arts experiences.

People United will launch a ‘be kind’ campaign focusing on World Kindness Day on Monday 13 November. The charity says this will be a ‘call to action for everyone who feels that the world needs a bit more kindness’. It aims to create a ‘be kind’ revolution with ’be kind’ signs popping up across the UK.

Their report, entitled Changing the World through Arts and Kindness, draws together ten years of quantitative evidence about the impact of People United’s projects, collated and analysed by academics at Kent’s School of Psychology.

To read the full story, please go to the Kent News Centre.

Research Scholarships 2018

Below is the link to the full advertisement for the Research Scholarships 2018. We are inviting applications for both PhD (+3) and MSc+PhD (1+3) awards.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5pm UK time on Sunday 21st January 2018. If you are thinking about applying for these funding opportunities, we urge you to make contact with your supervisor as soon as possible because the application requires input from both parties.

11th in the UK and 84th worldwide in 2018 Times Higher Education World Rankings

The School of Psychology at the University of Kent has been ranked 11th in the UK and 84th worldwide in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ table.  

Head of School, Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura, was delighted to receive this news. She said: ‘Being part of Psychology at Kent means being part of an academic community, with all staff and students striving for excellence and positive impact in all that we do. This result is a fantastic external recognition of all our hard work and commitment to advancing the discipline.’

For more insights into what makes studying Psychology at Kent great, see our Ten reasons to choose us page.

Postgraduate Open Event

Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am-1pm, Darwin College

Meet representatives from the School of Psychology at our stand. We would be delighted to answer your questions.

You can also meet staff from the Graduate School, and get the latest funding information, including the new £10,280 loans for Master’s students.

For the programme information and to book your place, please see the event page.

Psychology Summer School

Investigating the Social Mind
Dates: Sunday 01 July – Sunday 15 July 2018

This course will examine contemporary concepts, theories and findings in social psychology, with particular emphasis on how individuals understand themselves, other people, and the world around them. Students will participate in lectures, discussions and presentations surrounding a range of questions, for example: Why do you like the things you do? How well do you know yourself? Is social behaviour largely automatic, and does this undermine free will? Students are expected to complete the course with an understanding of the real-world implications of major findings in social psychology.

Research indicates that interpersonal relationships and group-based interactions are strongly affected by how people understand and react to the world which surrounds them.  During this course you will investigate recent research into Psychology relating to the ‘social mind’ and how this influences people’s thoughts and behaviours. You will gain a key insight into an important aspect of the human psyche. This will help you to understand the key factors which influence how we live and work with other people.

For more information and to apply for your place, please see the Psychology Summer School page.