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The Historic Dockyard

Staff and student discount for The Historic Dockyard

Kent staff and students can access The Historic Dockyard’s attractions and galleries for free with a valid Kent ID card.

You can also get discounted access for up to five accompanying guests at the Group Admission price applicable at the time. Currently the discounted rates for guests are:

£15.50 Adults
£14.00 Concessions
£11.50 Children

Tickets are valid for one day only. Students/staff should obtain their guest tickets from The Historic Dockyard Admissions Desk during normal opening hours on the day of visit.



Go Abroad Awards 2017

International Partnerships was delighted to host the University’s inaugural Go Abroad Awards on 30 March 2017, celebrating the efforts and achievements of students who have undertaken a study or work placement abroad.

All nominees received official recognition for exceptional achievements attained through their engagement with Go Abroad. Each had demonstrated exceptional engagement with their Go Abroad experience and contributed to enhancing Go Abroad opportunities and benefits for fellow students, staff and their wider communities. Visit to view the list of 2017 winners and runner-ups.

Winners were awarded a cash prize alongside their certificate of achievement. Alexander Stylianoudis, winner of the Go Abroad Best School Ambassador award, noted, “I would like to thank the University for allowing hundreds of students like myself to discover the world. I would also like to thank Miss Summer Bishop for making me discover the most beautiful places on earth…I would have never met her had it not been for the University of Kent study abroad programme”

Since 2001, International Partnerships has supported over 4500 students in engaging with a Go Abroad experience as part of their studies. We believe that these experiences provide invaluable opportunity for students to grow in self-confidence, make friends, and develop a more profound perception of the world having gained first-hand experience of other countries.

Following the ceremony, James North remarked, ‘The Go Abroad Awards was such a fantastic occasion to celebrate the diverse nature of the University of Kent’s Go Abroad Scheme…Though winners were selected, in a sense all in the gala were winners as Go Abroad continues to become more and more successful. The event was amazing and the atmosphere was electric. I cannot wait to hear about the continued success of the scheme.’

Congratulations again to all winners and runner-ups!

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March’s Let’s Play Participant of the Month is Glory!

Glory joined Let’s Play recently but since then has been attending numerous sessions.

She has tried and grown to love ball sports such as Volleyball and Basketball, comes to weekly fitness classes such as Kettlebells and Dancefit and even gave Climbing a go!

Glory has attended over 40 sessions, therefore winning herself a Let’s Play hoody!

Glory has shared her views on Let’s Play with us:

‘Coming into university, I knew that I wanted to get back into sports after years of not being as active as I used to be. Somewhere along the line with fresher’s events and all, I got into the Lets Play programme. Let’s Play has helped to make my university experience a greater one as a whole and provides a platform on which I could make that change of getting active, fit, healthy and sporty again.’

If like Glory you want to be active and try a variety of different sport sessions head to our booking website.

Borrow more DVDs, for longer

You can now borrow most DVDs in the Templeman Library for 3 days, and borrow more at once.

The DVD collection is on Floor 2, Templeman West.

Longer borrowing time

We’ve extended the borrowing time from 24 hours to 3 days, thanks to feedback from students, staff and Kent Union. This makes it easier to borrow DVDs if you live off campus, and there’s less danger of getting a fine.

We’re working to update the stickers on our DVD cases, but most are already 3-day loans.

There are a few DVDs that you can’t borrow, but can only watch in the Library. These are films needed for School of Arts screenings.

Borrow more DVDs

We’ve also removed the limit on the number of DVDs you can borrow. You can borrow as many as you like, within your total allowance
Watch DVDs in the Library

You can watch DVDs in the Templeman Library at PCs, individual viewing stations and the group viewing room.

Watch films online, free

If you want to watch something that has been on TV in the last few years, you might find it on BoB.

BoB is an on-demand TV and radio service for education. You can watch recordings of most programmes that have been shown on major channels, request programmes to be recorded, and make playlists. It’s all free – just sign in with your KentOne account.

More free film, TV and audio resources

Sports Pavilion & Sports Hall Portable Appliance Testing (P.A.T.)

Monday 10th April – Thursday 13th April, 2017

The portable appliance testing for the Sports Pavilion & Sports Hall is scheduled to take place from Monday 10th April – Thursday 13th April 2017.

Please ensure all equipment is available for testing.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum. If there are any queries please call the Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209

Thrilling end to the SoccerZone Cup

On Friday 31 March, 25 5-aside football teams arrived at the Pavilion for the highlight of the sporting calendar: The SoccerZone Cup. Forget Wimbledon or the World Cup Final, the SoccerZone Cup was the place to be!

Five groups battled it out over ten fixtures to secure a place in either the cup competition (Champions League) or plate competition (Europa League).

For the past few years, The Rolling Stoners have dominated the SoccerZone Cup winning multiple titles, however a penalty shoot-out at the quarter final stage of the cup competition saw them bow out to one of our newest teams, Sexy FC.

Sexy FC progressed to the semi-finals but were overcome by the skill of Ain’t No Holebas Girl.

In the plate competition a bye in the semi-finals saw an easy route to the finals for Rockhead Rumble who were eventually joined by another one of our new teams, GG’s.

The plate final came down to a nerve racking penalty shootout after a dramatic 4-1 to 4-4 comeback by Rockhead Rumble. However, the fairy-tale story ended with GG’s winning the penalty shootout and with that were crowned the SoccerZone plate champions.

In the cup competition, after eight gruelling matches and 150 minutes of football, CFC were crowned SoccerZone Cup champions after a victory against Ain’t No Holebas Girl in the final. CFC complete the double, winning both their league and their cup competition.

You can see some of the action from the SoccerZone Cup in our Facebook album.

Kent Sport will be running another SoccerZone Cup competition in the summer term, Friday 2 June, so there is still time to get your hands on some silverware. If you are interested in entering a team email for more details.

Eliot Dining Hall

Eliot Dining Hall – floor renovation Monday 10 April – Friday 21 April 2017

Renovation works are to be carried out on the Eliot dining hall floor and stairs.

The works are due to commence on Monday 10 April and are expected to be completed by Friday 21 April.

During the initial stages of the renovation sanding equipment will be used. This is likely to cause some level of noise disruption which will be restricted to between 8am and 8pm.

There will be no access to the dining hall whilst the works are being carried out.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

On behalf of Karen Keen – Housekeeping Manager. If you have any queries, please call ext. 4477


Competition: win signed novels from our authors

Following the success of the Writing Fiction / Getting Published event, held on Thursday 9 March, in which three authors from the Department of Comparative Literature talked about their novels, the process of writing and how they got published, we have signed copies of Anna Schaffner’s The Truth about Julia and Lesley Gray’s The King’s Jockey to give away.

To win, just answer the following question:
What was the name of the king’s horse that struck the suffragette, Emily Wilding Davison, at the 1913 Derby?

Send your answers to with ‘SECL book competition’ as the subject of the email. The competition is open until midnight on Friday 26 May 2017.

Signed copies of Christian Moratti’s Italian-language books have been presented to the Italian department to give away at their end-of-term party.

Photos of the event have been added to the new Comparative Literature at Kent Facebook page.

SMFA Fine Art student wins Medway Watersports Trust mural design competition

After submitting two entries to the Mural Design Competition organised by the Medway Watersports Trust (The Strand) SMFA 3rd year Fine Art student Sharmaine Kwan was delighted that both of her designs were selected to be painted on the car park wall. To see the two time-lapse videos of the work, go to

Geoff Waters, Trustee Operations, Medway Watersports Trust commented: ‘Sharmaine Kwan has designed and painted two high quality murals for the development of Medway Watersports Centre at the Strand Leisure Park in Gillingham, establishing from the outset a high standard for future artists to aspire. It is with much pride that I write to emphasize the impact Sharmaine’s contribution has had on the improved environment for the centre and its adjacent carpark, was officially celebrated and formally opened by the Sport and Cultural Minister Tracey Crouch MP on Saturday 1 April.’

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