Sign-up for the popular Strictly Professional Speed-dating event while you still can!

  "image-speed-dating" by Matt Wilson/University of Kent.

Why not join 80 other Kent colleagues already registered for this networking opportunity. There is still time to sign up (registration closes on 01 February 2018).

On the 14th February, the Academic Division invites you to attend Kent’s first Strictly Professional Speed-Dating event. This will be a fun event on 14 February 2018 mirroring the well-known speed-dating format! Sign up if you would you like to meet colleagues across the University in an informal setting to understand their roles better, enhance collaborative working and build professional networks.

The event is open to all those working at Kent, whether based in schools or in central departments, either in an academic or a professional services capacity, and will take place in the Darwin Conference Suite (Canterbury) and Rochester Building (R2-09, Medway) between 11.00 – 12.00. followed by some additional networking time over a cup of tea/coffee and cake if you wish to stay back and meet yet more colleagues. Tea, coffee, and cake will be provided.

This event is part of the Kent Colleagues Connect scheme building on a number of very successful pilot projects run by the Academic Division over the last couple of years which brought together nearly 300 participants across 450 separate interactions. Kent Colleagues Connect will provide various opportunities throughout 2018 for informal meetings between colleagues across the University. The full calendar of events is available here.

Kent Colleagues Connect is the latest scheme from the Excellence Initiative, a professional development programme run by the Academic Division since 2012. The scheme is run with the support and participation of Commercial Services and Learning & Organisational Development.

Please register here for the Speed-dating event before 1 February 2018.

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