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When will I get my timetable?

Here’s when you can expect to receive your timetable for 2017-18…

Stage 0 and 1 students

Stage 0 and 1 timetables will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2016.

Stage 2 and 3 students

Stage 2 and 3 timetables will be on the Student Guide during the week starting Monday 11 September.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate timetables will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017.

Resits students

If you had to resit an exam over the summer your timetable might be delayed. Your timetable will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017 at the latest.

Important – check your timetable regularly!

Continue to go back and check your timetable regularly for updates including other events.

Got a question?

Read our timetabling FAQs.

Templeman East entrance closed from Monday 10 July

From Monday 10 July, the Templeman Library’s East Entrance will close as we join up the Library.

Access to Templeman East books will be via Templeman West – follow the signs on the Ground Floor to the East lift.

For any assistance please ask at the Welcome Desk in Templeman West.

From 10 July, between 08:00 – 18:00

Enter the Library in Templeman West and follow the signs to access all services and facilities.

We encourage you to use the study space and PCs in Templeman West during this time while building works are completed.

From 10 July, after 18:00

If you need a book from Templeman East, ask at the Welcome Desk in Templeman West and staff will fetch it for you.

Thank you for your patience during this time. By September, the Library will be fully joined-up and accessible.

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Olive Cottage – Repairs to heating and hot water systems

On Monday 10 July 2017 until approximately Friday 28 July between 8.00 and 16.30, a new boiler and hot water system is due to be upgraded in Olive Cottage. It is anticipated that the works will take approximately 3 weeks to complete (circa 28 July 2017).

The heating system and hot water systems will be affected during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated. If there are any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on Ext. 3209.

Wayne Nixon
Mechanical Team Leader​

Dr Asta Zokaityte

Book offers innovative thinking on financial literacy education

A new book by Kent Law School lecturer Dr Asta Zokaityte presents an original contribution to the understanding of an under-researched area of financial education.

Financial Literacy Education: Edu-Regulating our Saving and Spending Habits introduces new conceptual frameworks offering academic audiences an innovative way of thinking about the project on financial literacy education.

What is the book about?
Using the concepts of ‘edu-regulation’ and ‘financial knowledge democratisation’ to analyse the financial education project in the UK, the book exposes serious, and often ignored, limitations to using information and education as tools for consumer protection. It challenges the mainstream representation of financial literacy education as a viable solution to consumer financial exclusion and poverty. Instead, it argues that the project on financial literacy education fails to acknowledge important dependences between consumer financial behaviour and the socio-economic, political, and cultural context within which consumers live.

Dr Asta Zokaityte
Dr Zokaityte teaches commercial law at Kent. Her research interests lie in the areas of financial services regulation, consumer protection, law and development, gender, and socio-legal studies. She has years of professional legal experience having worked as a lawyer in Lithuania, where she advised corporate clients across different fields of practice, including but not limited to: consumer credit, capital markets and securities law, corporate restructuring and insolvency. Dr Zokaityte has published her work in international journals.

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Freedom of speech within the law

The University has a code of practice that underpins its commitment to freedom of speech within the law.  The code is available on the policies and procedures page of the University’s governance website.  This code replaces a previous version that had been put in place to meet the requirements of the Education Act 1986.

The aims of the code are: to provide guidance on freedom of speech within the law; to ensure that any restrictions are kept to a minimum; and to outline measures that might be put in place to support freedom of speech in circumstances where there may be concerns about the maintenance of order or health and safety.

Annex A of the code sets out procedures for student and Kent Union bookings.

An annual report of the operation of the code is submitted to Council every year. The report for 2015-16 is available here.

Vegan cookery masterclass for University chefs

During the Easter vacation, a small group of chefs from the University of Kent were given the opportunity to take part in a two day cookery workshop led by local food based company, Dr Legumes. This workshop was designed to teach skills in vegan food preparation as well as raise awareness of how we, as a population, can support our health and wellbeing through a more plant-based diet.

What is Dr Legumes?
Dr. Legumes is the brainchild of Folkestone based duo, Jim and Lee, who aim to impact the health and wellbeing of the local community in a positive manner. Their mission is to show how we can support our health and happiness with plant-based nutrition and sustainability in mind. They deliver Secret Dinner Clubs, pop-ups, community events, cooking workshops and more, working not only with the public, but also schools, colleges and community groups.

During their time at the University, the duo had a great time sharing and cooking nine new recipes, including Mushroom Carpaccio, Cashew Stuffed Peppers, Wild Mushroom Pie, and Chocolate Beetroot Brownies. These dishes were then shared with eager staff and students from Sibson building who were delighted to sample new and exciting vegan dishes while learning about the health benefits.

The number of people in the UK who consider themselves vegan has risen by 350% in the past decade. Today, 542,000 people identify themselves as vegan, with another estimated 500,000 vegetarians considering the move. This plant-based movement has predominantly been driven by the young, with close to half of all vegans aged 15-34 (42%).

Watch Dr Legumes masterclass video here.

Free Professional Development event Power Dynamics at the Workplace

Discover how to enhance your professional knowledge and skills at this free professional development event run by Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice: Power Dynamics at the Workplace.

The workshop taking place on Wednesday 24 May 2017 will focus on the principles of power in relation to working practice and will give you an opportunity to reflect on techniques relevant to your own workplace.

Programme of the event:
14.30-14.45 Arrival and refreshments
14.45-15.00 Welcome by Dr Claire Parkin, Programme Director
15.00-16.00 Workshop: Power Dynamics at the Workplace, Tania Hopper, Programme Director
16.00-16.30 Development opportunities with the Centre for Professional Practice
16.30-17.00 Networking and wine reception

Who should attend?
The event is open to all members of the University staff and students who would like to attend.

Book your place now
For more information or to book a place please email or call 01634 88 8929, or visit our webpage.

The Centre for Professional Practice offers part-time, flexible work-related programmes. Our BA/BSc Top-up or MA/MSc in Professional Practice programmes and short courses including Introduction to Masters-Level Study have been specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role. Students may be eligible for loans or staff fee remission for both undergraduate and postgraduate study (subject to eligibility criteria).

After the workshop you will have an opportunity to hear about our flexible, work-related programmes. The event aims to give you a taste of what you can achieve with the Centre for Professional Practice – an opportunity to study part-time to a degree or Master’s level focusing on your world of work.

The event will take place in:
Darwin Boardroom, Darwin College, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NS

For more information contact:
01634 888929

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) aims to raise awareness of the LGBT+ community and to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in our society. The LGBT+ Staff Network has organised a number of activities for all staff and students at Kent.

Monday 15 May:

An Introduction to Trans Awareness workshop:
12.30, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3
Provided by advocacy group Gendered Intelligence. This session will be particularly helpful for line managers.

This 90-minute session will set the wider context for Trans* identities – how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact. The workshop will:

  • Explore key terms and uses of language
  • Offer basic grounding in the legislation around the rights and responsibilities around trans identities; the Equalities Act 2010, Gender Recognition Act 2004
  • Begin to explore how an organisation can ensure it is being trans-inclusive
  • Provide links to a wide range of resources

Wednesday 17 May:

Take on the Pronoun Challenge!
The LGBT+ Staff Network challenges you to use non-gendered pronouns for the day! Help us raise awareness of the Trans* community by using non-gendered pronouns with colleagues for the day – if you slip up it’s 10p in the ‘swear jar’ – proceeds will go to Trans* support charity Mermaids UK.

LGBT+ on the plaza
The LGBT+ Staff Network and Student Society (Kent Union) will also be hosting a stall on Jarman Plaza 12-2pm on 17 May to promote LGBT/straight alliance and to give information and advice about sources of support and upcoming activities. Come along and see us!

Wear the Rainbow!
Student Services at Medway invite staff and students to join us in celebrating IDAHOT by wearing colourful clothing for the day and donating to support METRO Charity – a local charity supporting LGBTQ+ young people in Medway, and across London and Kent.

Donation boxes will be at the Gillingham Building and Medway Building reception desks and room G0-05, and also at The Deep End Front Social Space in the Student Hub where, from 10am-2pm there will also be a stall with information and goodies!

LGBT+ Staff Network social
Join colleagues for an informal drink after work from 5.15pm on Wednesday 17 May in the Gulbenkian. All are welcome, including guests/partners.

Email to find out more, or visit our blog.

New Security and Transport Centre

The Transport Team are relocating to the new Security and Transport Centre (map) with Campus Security on 8 May 2017. The building is an extension of the current Campus Security building, located between the two banks on central campus.

The move is an opportunity to improve collaboration between the Transport Team and Campus Security and enhance the services we provide. The new location also provides an improved working environment for the teams and includes a reception area that has been specifically designed to improve customer experience.

The opening times for the Security and Transport Centre are as follows:

  • Transport Team: Monday- Friday 8.30- 17.00
  • Campus Security: always open

For all travel enquiries, including collection of parking permits and staff bus passes, please come to the Security and Transport Centre. The building continues to be developed and so will provide further updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but look forward to seeing you in the new Security and Transport Centre.