Students Achieve GOLD!

The Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme has celebrated another successful year.

The programme, led by Kent’s Dean for Internationalisation Dr Anthony Manning and International Partnerships Directorate, is a co-curricular venture which provides a framework of activities for globally minded undergraduate students at Kent to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness.

During the year, participants took part in various workshops including Talking Cultures, explored the concept of curriculum internationalisation and looked at their own cultural intelligence (CQ). They supported events such as Kent’s Global Hangouts, orientation for new exchange students, the Internationalisation at Home Conference and provided campus tours for some of our international partners and visitors. The highlight of the year was the student conference held in London in March. The full story can be found here.

Students who have completed the programme have said that it has helped to increase their own cultural awareness, enhance their employability and given them the opportunity to meet a range of people from diverse backgrounds. We wish to congratulate one of our students who will be spending the next year at Shanghai University in China after being successful in receiving the Chinese Government Scholarship. Many of this year’s cohort were final year students and we wish them all the best for the future after their graduation.

If you are inspired by the above, would you like to become Kent’s next Global Officer, 2019-20?

Applications are now open (deadline 30 September 2019). For further information and to apply, please see: