Screening of ‘South East Stories – 50% discount for School of Arts students

South East Stories – 50% discount for all School of Arts students

Gulbenkian Cinema, Sunday 20 January 2019, 4.30pm

See the stars of the future in this dazzling and diverse programme that celebrates new filmmaking talent from the South East. Curated by Film Hub South East and selected from close to 100 submissions, these ten short films tell cinematic stories that linger in the mind, challenge your perceptions and transport you to seaside towns and bustling cities while introducing audiences to an array of exciting emerging filmmakers.

The programme premiered at Cambridge Film Festival and Cinecity Brighton ahead of being made available to cinemas across the UK. Film Hub South East works with BFI NETWORK to support new filmmakers in their careers and projects.

Followed by Q&A with filmmakers: Alice Trueman and Shakira Francis

You can book tickets for the performance here: 

To take advantage of the reduced ticket prices, please visit the Gulbenkian box office and show your student card.

Inspirational Speaker: Professor Itesh Satchdev

Multilingual Communication, Minorities and Identity – Some Social Psychological Considerations.

Inspirational Speaker Prof. Itesh Sachdev examines the complex relationship between language, communication and group identity in multi-lingual communication, using data from indigenous and migrant minorities and majorities around the world.

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 4pm – 5.30pm, Grimond Lecture Theatre 2.

All are welcome to attend.


Year in Computing Kick Start Lunch

year in computing kick start lunch

Are you keen to learn tech skills that will support your work and study, and make you stand out to a graduate employer? Why not add a Year in Computing to your degree? You will not only learn coding and web skills, but also how to analyse data and how to make computer systems that people will find it easy to engage with.

Find out more at the Year in Computing kick start lunch on Tuesday 22 January, 12.30-14.00 in Cornwallis SW101. 

Book a place at:

Or visit:

Hear what our students said about the Year in Computing in the video below: 


What Next? – Wednesday 23 January 2019

In your final year at university? Starting to think about what to do next? Then What Next? is for you!

What Next? is an event designed to help School of Arts students, whether in Film, History of Art or Drama, think about what they are going to do next year and beyond.

“It was a very useful and great event! Had some inspiring conversations with the people who are/have been in the similar kind of situation” – Final Year Student on What Next? 2018

“It was an opportunity to ask the questions that I wanted to ask. It gave me a chance to sit down and think about exactly what I wanted to do after graduating.” – Final Year Student on What Next? 2017

What Next? takes the form of an Un-Conference, which will allow you to set the agenda and explore the ideas that most interest you. You’ll have the chance to have conversations with a range of people, including alumni and arts professionals from outside the university, the careers advisors, and School of Arts lecturers – and, most importantly, each other.

You’ll be able to discuss such subjects as the nuts and bolts of jobseeking, postgraduate study, and how to go about building your dream career – or anything else you want to talk about! You’ll also find out about the National Student Survey, how it works and why it’s important.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’ll be CAKE, WINE, ENTERTAINMENT and PRIZES. What’s not to like?

Please note that this event is ONLY for final year Undergraduates and Postgraduates (i.e. those graduating in 2019) who study a Single Honours, Joint Honours or PG subject in the School of Arts.

Book your place here: 

ThinkNation: Project Twist-It LIVE

EVENT: 8th December 2018
TIME: 6pm-8:30pm
VENUE:The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury

On Saturday 8th December, ThinkNation: Project Twist-It LIVE will bring young people and mentors from tech, arts, education, and business together to explore through music, filmmaking and performance how we can smash the poverty stigma many young people from diverse backgrounds experience in schools, in the media, online and in society.

Billie JD Porter – will be flying from Los Angeles and will be hosting the event. Billie is a writer, documentary filmmaker and presenter for organizations including BBC, Channel 4 and Vice.

Louisa Roach – Louisa will perform and also sit on the panel Q&A discussion. She is lead singer of of Liverpool-based band She Drew The Gun, winners of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2016 and featured as part of BBC 6 Music at SXSW 2016.

Jonathan Wakeham – Screenwriter. Jonathan is a stage and screenwriter. He is the co-founder of the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, which champions playful, political and provocative new comedy and new talent, and teaches screenwriting at Pinewood Studios. Jonathan is a trustee of Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Emergency, a charity that supporters and mentors young people with low incomes but high ambitions.

Conrad Murray – Actor, Writer, Director, Rapper, Beatboxer, Singer and Theatre maker. Conrad is Director of the BAC Beatbox Academy.

There is also the amazing opportunity of having a 10-15 mins interview with any of the people involved in the event. If you’re interested please contact Ana Tapia, a second Year film student, at by the end of the day.

For more information about the event, check their website at: 

Don’t forget to click going on the event!  

Student Art Pass – Enjoy a year of art for just £5

Immerse yourself in culture all over the UK and enjoy a year of endless inspiration with friends, for your studies, or just for you. From the V&A and Hayward Gallery to Jupiter Artland and Cardiff Castle – a Student Art Pass gets you free access to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses, and 50% off major exhibitions.

Apply for a pass today and, to give you a warm welcome, you will be entered into the #WeAreArtful Prize Draw to win one of five unforgettable museum experiences to enjoy with a friend, and a polaroid camera to capture the fun.

The Student Art Pass is available for £5 for a limited time until 9 December, while stocks last.

Apply here: 

Casting call – actors needed for short student film

Aidan L. Hiltermann is a student in Introduction to Filmmaking. He is making a short film and is in need of extras to fill out minor roles. A few students will say a few lines and act for perhaps a few seconds, but most only need to sit in a chair or walk. Later, you will be asked to do some recording because the film goes inside the characters’ minds to see what they’re thinking. Aidan and his group will be filming at the Jarman Building on Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th at 1:00. They ask anyone who can come to wear clothes that are plain i.e. no words or pictures if possible. The team is not able to offer payment but will be providing chocolate and other such sweets for all who show up. Please contact Aidan at if you have any questions.

Call for actors for a short film

Zoe Langhorn is a first-year media studies student, who is currently making a short film. The film is about a girl getting a message from someone online whom she has no interest in and politely says she’s not interest – however, had already told him where she was going out to that evening. Leading onto him turning up at the club and giving her a date rape drug.

The film is being created to show awareness for sexual assault and safety and will be focussing on what can be done to keep people safe.

Zoe is looking for a male and possibly female actor to play the two main parts aged between 18-24 as well as needing extras to play the other people in the club.
The roles are unpaid but are a great opportunity for experience. The film will also all be taking place on campus so no travelling will be needed.

If you are interested in the role then please email Zoe at


How to get your Dream Job after University – 7th November

How to get your Dream Job after University!

7th November, 14:00-15:00, Templeman Lecture Theatre.

Delivered by the University’s award winning Careers and Employability Service this session will provide an overview of how to make the best of your time at University to help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to all things employability! Topics covered will include:

• How to choose your dream job;
• How to get relevant work experience;
• Which employers recruit graduates from Kent;
• What you can get involved with at University to help you to stand out from the crowd.

So whatever stage you are at in your career journey there is something in this presentation for you. We promise your future self will thank you for attending this session!