Award-winning computer scientist and passionate advocate for women in tech, Dr Sue Black OBE, will be giving a free talk in Woolf Lecture Theatre on the 22nd September to launch a new programme, developed by Kent Innovation and Enterprise, to support women.
Bridging the gap between the university and business communities in the area, The Inspire Challenge Excel programme aims to create opportunities for women in all stages of their lives and careers, from current students to established business owners.
The programme will encourage women to try something new, support them to go beyond their comfort zone, and to work together to effect change, with an exciting programme of events throughout the year.
The launch event is free and open to all, and we encourage you to come along to find out more. Register for the event here.
Enhance your CV and improve your employability by taking a Study Plus course in something different from your main area of study. Study Plus courses are non-credit bearing and are free to all Kent students. There is a wide variety of courses, which allow you to explore your creative side as well as learning new skills to help you during your studies and when you graduate. If you have good attendance on a Study Plus course, you will earn Employability Points and the course will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
Visit the Study Plus website to find out about the courses on offer.
Language Express French and Japanese 20-week courses start in Medway on 11 October 2017.
They are open to Kent students and staff as well as members of the public.
Fees are only £110 if you are a Kent student (limited to the first 35 applicants). Kent staff can apply for funding from Learning and Development.
Visit the CEWL website to find out more and to book.
Find out more about Language Express courses in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, on offer from October 2017.
You can talk to a language tutor, find out more about the courses and which level would be best for you on Monday 25 September from 12.00-14.00 in Keynes College Atrium
For information on classes, times and fees and to sign up for a course, please see the Language Express webpages.
Congratulations go to Deborah Molloy, a member of the Graduate School team, who has been awarded the Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar from the Edith Wharton Society. She won the prize for her paper entitled ‘In the Cave of the Oracle: Feminine Tragedy in The House of Mirth and Mrs Manstey’s View’. In addition to winning the $250 prize her essay will be considered for publication in the Edith Wharton Review.
The Elsa Nettles award recognises the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and academics who have not held a full-time appointment for more than four years.
This is a great start for Deborah, who begins a part-time PhD in 20th Century American Women’s Literature next month. She joins the many members of staff undertaking study alongside their professional commitments.
All continuing students must complete returning registration via the Student Data System. This will open on Tuesday 19th September prior to the start of the academic year. The deadline for returning registration is 6th October 2017.
Once you have logged on to the Student Data System you need to select ‘Registration’ and then ‘Returning Registration’.
Returning registration should not be confused with course or module registration. If you wish to amend your modules at this time you will need to contact your School directly.
When registering you will be required to check your personal details and update them if they have changed.
To ensure swift payment of your student loan, please ensure you re-register online by 4pm on Wednesday 20th September. It takes three to five working days from the point of registration for funds to be released to your account by the Student Loans Company.
If you are unable to register due to an outstanding debt or finance flag on your record you should contact the University’s Income Office for assistance. Please note that fee payment does not mean you are registered.
Note: Returning students DO NOT need to attend Arrivals Weekend / Welcome Week.
Failure to complete returning registration may result in you being unable to continue your studies.
Please see the Returning Registration webpages for full details.
Works are due to commence on Monday 11th September 2017, to refurbish the vacant School of Mathematics and George Allen Buildings within the Cornwallis complex of buildings.
Works include the full internal refurbishment, replacement windows and new roof coverings. The work is planned to complete in March 2018. The contractor Coombs (Canterbury) Ltd will form a compound in the courtyard at the rear of Cornwallis East. Access to the Cornwallis courtyard, disabled parking bays and George Allen lift will be maintained throughout.
We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. If you have any issues or queries, please contact the Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209.
Darwin College- Fire Alarm Testing
On Wednesday 6th September – Friday 15th September 2017 between 9am and 4pm, essential fire alarm testing will be carried out in the Darwin College.
Each test will last no longer than 2 minutes and will be silent testing under controlled conditions. All rooms will need to be accessed, as this testing is a legal requirement.
The testing will be carried out in-house by the Estates department fire alarm engineer.
Due to the importance of this work your co-operation will be appreciated and we apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209
Scaffold Tower in Eliot College Dining Hall
On Friday the 8th of September 2017 until approximately Friday the 15th of September 2017, a scaffold tower will be constructed in Eliot College Dining Hall provisionally for 1 week to facilitate essential maintenance work to the glazed screen to the Lyons Room.
There will be some noise disruption whilst the scaffolding is being put up.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and if there are any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on 3209.
If you’re involved in research, we are very pleased to invite you to the launch of the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) on Tuesday 12 September, Gulbenkian Cinema, starting at 15:30.
This is an opportunity to find out what we will be doing, to give (honest and plentiful) feedback on researcher support at Kent, and have a glass of wine on us! To make sure we have a glass for everyone, please let us know if you are attending here:
15:30 – So, what is the Office for Scholarly Communication? A brief introduction to the history, and what we will be doing.
16:00 – Wine (and nibbles) reception and feedback. A chance for you to highlight the strengths, challenges and opportunities of the current research support experience at Kent and to meet some of the members of professional services who are supporting researchers.
Interested? We hope so!
More about the Office for Scholarly Communication
If you can’t attend but would like to learn more about the OSC, please email Sarah Slowe, Head of Scholarly Communication: S.E.Slowe@kent.ac.uk
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New September Starters 2017
All new students must complete online enrolment prior to attending registration.
If you experience any queries regarding enrolment please direct students to https://www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/index.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, including those living off campus are expected to register during Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week.
They are required to attend in person and provide their passport as identification to complete the registration process.
All students can register in the Sports Centre between the following times:
16 September 09:00 – 18:00
17 September 09:00 – 17:00
18 September 09:00 – 16:30
19 September 09:00 – 16:30
20 September 09:00 – 16:30
21 September 09:00 – 16:30
22 September 09:00 – 14:00
After these dates registration is completed in the Student Reception, The Registry Building.
All students can register in the Pilkington Building between the following times:
16 September 09:30 – 15:30
17 September 09:30 – 15:00
Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September students can register in the Gillingham Building
10:00 – 16:00.
For full information see the Getting Started 2017 booklet: https://www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/files/getting-started-17.pdf
All continuing students must complete returning registration via the Student Data System. This will open on Tuesday 19th September prior to the start of the academic year.
This confirms their intention to return to study, provides an opportunity to check personal details are correct and triggers funding payments by Student Loans Company.
To ensure swift payment of your student loan, please ensure you re-register online by 4pm on Wednesday 20th September. It takes three to five working days from the point of registration for funds to be released to your account by the SLC.
Returning Registration Deadline: 6th October 2017
Note: Returning students DO NOT need to attend Arrivals Weekend.