Meet our Global Officers 2020/21

Representing a range of culture, academic discipline, and personal interests, we are delighted to showcase this year’s cohort of Global Officers who are taking part in the Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme.

See our Global Officers Profiles here

The programme is a co-curricular venture, designed to fit around your academic studies.  It provides a framework of activities for globally-minded undergraduate students at Kent to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness.

So far this year, our Global Officers have explored their own Cultural Intelligence and how they can develop this further; engaged in various virtual exchange projects with students from across the world; participated in inspirational talks offered by our partner universities in addition to playing a key role in future culturally themed WebHangouts.

The Programme provides a forum to learn more about the university, work with the Dean for Internationalisation and other colleagues around the university to share your own journey and experiences, and influence and have an impact on international experiences at Kent in a well-supported space.

“The Programme so far has been excellent, and I’ve been given so many opportunities to develop.  I’m looking forward to managing and organising events myself and engaging with the diverse student body” 

Jordan Pali, first year student, Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry.

Look out for events and initiatives being led by our Global Officers and how you can get involved, follow #KentGlobalOfficers.

In addition to their core activity under the programme, Global Officers are available to partner with Kent staff for any divisional, school or departmental projects, events or activities on campus.  Some students are already engaged with International Recruitment on an International Experiences at Kent project as well as working with International Partnerships on supporting its activities relating to the Year Abroad.

If you have an activity that you would like to engage our Global Officers, please get in touch.

If you are inspired by this story, did you know that you can include the GOLD Programme within your degree programme by taking it as a wild module, GOLD500? If you are not able to sign up for the module, you can take this as an extra-curricular activity, applications for 2021/22 will open in the summer.


For more information about the Programme, please email