Category Archives: Medway Student

Campus Shuttle booking now open

Online booking for the Campus Shuttle is now open. Book a seat at

Booking guarantees you a seat on the shuttle service. If you do not book and there are spaces available, you can board by showing your KentOne card.

The Campus Shuttle is a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses, which runs during term-time only.

The shuttle will start running again from the first day of term (15 January 2018).

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Researching the Rainbow Conference – Call for Papers

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the LGBT+ Staff Network are pleased to open the call for papers for the Researching the Rainbow Conference on Thursday 15 February 2018, 15.00-19.00 in GLT1 on the Canterbury campus.

The conference, which takes part during LGBT History Month, is to showcase the vast array of excellent research being done at Kent on or related to LGBT+ people and issues, and to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and networking. The conference will be opened by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, who also acts at the Executive Group’s LGBT+ Champion.

Speakers last year included academics and students from the Schools of English, Law and History, discussing topics such as British colonial laws on sodomy, transgender and parenting identities within the law, homosexual WWII clandestine operatives and queer exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Research posters from students and academics from across the University are also welcomed for display. If you would like to do a talk (30 minutes) or display a poster, please email by Monday 15 January.

The conference is free and open to all.

Architecture Conference – Papers invited and discounted rates

Kent staff and students are being offered discounted rates for the Centre for European Architecture’s Biennial Conference.

The conference, entitled From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories, takes place in The Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury, on 28 and 29 June 2018.

Papers are also being invited – abstracts should be submitted by 15 January 2018.

Guest speakers at the conference include:

  • Professor Lucia Allais, Princeton University (US) on ‘Maps of Monuments and Scales of Design: Strategic Bombing and the Post-war International Order’.
  • Professor Mark Bassin, Södertörn University (Stockholm) – ‘Nature as State: Geopolitics and Landscape Monuments’.
  • Professor Kenny Cupers, University of Basel – ‘The Earth that Modernism Built’.
  • Professor Tullia Iori, The University of Rome Tor Vergata – ‘Engineering the Italian Landscape: the Autostrada del Sole as Territorial Construct for a New Post-War National Identity’.

The conference fee is £140 per person, which includes coffee/tea and refreshments, and buffet lunches on both days. Kent staff and students are eligible for a reduced registration rate of £25 for both conference days, including tea/coffee breaks (but lunches are excluded). Kent University ID will be required for verification at the registration desk.

Paper proposals – 150-200 words in length – may cover any time period, continuing into the present. Relevant proposals from all disciplines are welcomed. Paper abstract submission deadline is 15 January, 2018. Selected papers will be announced on 31 March, 2018.

Please send paper abstracts as a Word doc (without images) to:

You can find out more about the conference on its webpages.


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Fight, Flight or Freeze by EED graduate Elise Berdah featured on KMTV

Fight, Flight or Freeze, a highly topical touring immersive and interactive installation from 2017 Event and Experience Design graduate Elise Berdah which raises awareness of sexual consent, has been featured on KMTV – see the interview here.

Originally presented in the Drill Hall Library during the Student Wellbeing Festival in May, it was recently commissioned by Clara Lee, Vice President (Welfare) of Kent Union to be presented again in the Student Hub at Medway and Canterbury during November and December.  It may tour to other Universities and Colleges.

See the images and videos here.

The University retains its Fairtrade Certification

Thanks to the work of staff and students across the University and Kent Union, the University has successfully renewed its Fairtrade Status for a further 2 years.

Kent became a Fairtrade University in 2006 and has successfully maintained this status ever since; demonstrating our commitment to sustainable procurement and recognising our responsibility as a buyer with influence.

Being a Fairtrade University means we’re committed to making more Fairtrade products available on campus and raising awareness of Fairtrade.

Products which carry the FAIRTRADE Mark guarantee a fair deal to producers in developing countries to help them work their way out of poverty.  Fairtrade producers also receive a ‘community premium’ to invest in local health or education provision or improved production methods, and are committed to farming in ways which respect the environment.

The University has a Sustainable Food Steering Group that is made up of representatives from Commercial Services, Kent Union and the wider University as well as student members and as a group they are responsible for ensuring the continuation of the University’s Fairtrade Status.

For more information about Fairtrade or to get involved please visit the website or email 

Kentmas quiz winner

Congratulations to Pebbles Buckley, a third year Criminology and Social Policy student, on winning the top prize of an iPad Mini in the ’12 days of Kentmas’ student competition.

The ’12 days of Kentmas’ is festive quiz which involves students answering daily questions about the University’s student experience.

Congratulations also goes to our eleven #Kentmas quiz runners up, who each won a £10 Amazon voucher.

Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope you will play along next year!


Exams 2018 – Coming soon!

It’s time to start thinking about your exams.

Get prepared by looking at our webpages.

Please see below up-coming deadlines and dates for your diary.

Religious Observance Requests –            Deadline for submission Tuesday 6 February (17.00). Contact us . See link for more information.

Personal Timetable Release –               Approx 2 weeks before the end of spring term. Follow us on Twitter for the first timetable announcement @UniKent_CSAO 

Complete Inclusive Learning Plan –         Deadline for confirming an Inclusive Learning Plan with Student Support & Wellbeing (if applicable) for arrangements to be in place for the exam period.

Examinations Start –                                       Tuesday 8 May

Examinations End –                                         Friday 15 June

Note Saturdays are included in the examination timetable

Contact us



Twitter:  @UniKent_CSAO

Stagecoach winter vacation bus timetable

Buses serving the University of Kent will run a winter vacation timetable from 17 December 2017 to 13 January 2018.

Uni1 – special timetable.

Uni2 – special timetable between 18 December and 31 December only (no Uni2 buses will run between 1 January and 13 January).

Route 4 – normal timetable except 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Triangle – normal timetable except 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Christmas Day – no buses.

Boxing Day – no buses.

New Year’s Day – no buses


You can pick up a physical copy of the winter vacation timetable from Security and Transport Centre, reception areas or Canterbury bus station. You can also view the winter vacation timetable in the poster panels at Keynes and Darwin bus stops.

Follow @StagecoachSE on Twitter for regular service updates, or view live bus times on the Stagecoach app for iPhone and android.

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Last few days of Travel Plan Survey 2017

The staff and student Travel Plan Survey 2017 closes on Friday 8 December 2017.

Don’t miss the chance to have your say and potentially win £100 cash card to use at the catering outlets on campus, or one of 100 hot drinks vouchers. Just enter your University of Kent email address at the end of the survey to enter the prize draw.

Let us know how we can improve travel to, from and around our campuses. The data from the survey helps shape various reports including the University Travel Plans and the Movement and Transport Strategy which feeds into the Canterbury campus 50-year Masterplan.

This is your opportunity to let the Estates Department know how we can improve travel to, from and around our campuses. Have your say on buses, cycling, parking, the Campus Shuttle and more.

The survey takes between 5-10 minutes to complete. There is also a “finish later” option if you need to return to complete the survey.