Resounding success for the first ever professional speed-networking event at Kent

  "." by Matt Wilson.

The first ever strictly professional speed-networking event at Kent was a great success, attracting over 130 colleagues at one of two networking events organised on 14th February across both the Medway and Canterbury campuses. The Kent Colleagues Connect organising team were delighted with the take-up and the diversity of participating colleagues representing schools and central departments, academic and professional services staff.

Here are examples of the extremely positive feedback received immediately following the event:

‘What a really enjoyable as well as extremely useful event”,
“A very welcome event”,
“A great event!”

This new initiative is part to the 2018 Kent Colleagues Connect programme which offers a number of opportunities for colleagues at the University to get to know each other’s roles better through informal meetings.

The next such opportunity will be the “Coffee with Colleagues” scheme which will open for registration next month and will allow participants to invite a colleague they do not know very well or at all to discuss each other’s roles over a complimentary cup of coffee (or tea!). Please watch this space to know when and how to take advantage of this offer!

For the full Kent Colleagues Connect programme for 2018 click here

Should you wish to find out more about Kent Colleagues Connect, please contact us directly by emailing