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Free English Classes

If you need to improve your English language, why not join in the FREE English classes here at the University?

The classes run until 20 July and it’s not too late to join in. Family and friends can join, too – you don’t have to be a Kent student.

If you would like to come along, email or call 01227 824401

New placement and internship opportunities!

Looking for a placement or internship?

Check out these exciting new opportunities on the Careers and Employability Services’s website

Title Organisation Link
Research Analyst Executive step
Creative Development Internship Endemol Shine UK
Communications Assistant Intern Student Employment Services
AuthentiCity LGBT Careers Event Stafford Long & Partners
Experiential Marketing Graduate Placement Discovery Graduates
Project Support Officer Graduates into Health
Graduate Intern Trades Union Congress
Digital Marketing and Social Media Intern for Adventure Travel Start-up JobLab
Youth Support Worker Summer Internship – National Citizen Service
Undergraduate Placement Role Chaddesley Sanford
Trainee ABA Tutor BeyondAutism
Arts News weekly summary 11.06.17 Arts Council England
Graduate Internship – Marketing (2 weeks) THE RIGHT ETHOS
Research & Strategy Internship Flamingo

Volunteering opportunity in South India

Would you like to do something different with your holiday? Why not join a small, friendly development project working with tribal communities in South India.

For more information, please visit:

Placement and internship opportunities

Looking for a placement or internship?

Check out the following opportunities and more on the Careers and Employability Services’s database:

Title Organisation Name Locations Link
[Scholarship] China Internship & Study CRCC ASIA LTD Rest of the world
Intern Jigsaw Trust England – South East
Teach English in China Pioneer & Beyond Asia
English Teacher in China Iron Bowl Rest of the world
Campaign Marketing Assistant Student Employment Services England – Greater London
English Teaching Internship Spain Internship Mainland Europe
Corporate Events Co-ordinator – Year in Industry University of Kent KEW Opportunities England – South East
Summer teaching projects in China – Free, funded with TEFL certification Gotoco Asia
Digital Marketing and Social Media Intern for Adventure Travel Start-up – Flash Pack (Internship) JobLab England – Greater London
Marketing Assistant Programa AC Mainland Europe
Team Leader Summer Internship – National Citizen Service step England – South East
Youth Support Worker Summer Internship – National Citizen Service step England – South East
Youth Support Worker (Community Based) Summer Internship – National Citizen Service step England – South East

FREE journalism course

Study Plus and the Centre for Journalism at Medway are running a FREE journalism course from 12-16 June. If you’ve ever thought of a career in journalism, this is your chance to find out if it’s for you.

The course offers an intensive immersion in the basic principles and practices of journalism in the multimedia age. During five days of teaching, you will learn what professional journalists do and how they do it. You will experience the pressure and pleasure of making real journalism to real deadlines under professional leadership.

The course is taught at the Centre for Journalism on the Medway campus, but is open to all Kent students. You can catch the free shuttle bus from Canterbury campus to Medway (you need to book this online):

For more information on the course, please see the Study Plus website:

To sign up, go to SDS>Workshops> Study Plus and choose KE044: Journalism”

Careers and Employability events in June

Careers and Employability Service Events Weeks 28-30 

Book at:

Date Venue Time Event
Thursday 1 June

Pre-booking required

CES building 12:30-1pm CES Bitesized: Commercial Awa


Learn why demonstrating commercial awareness is crucial in securing graduate positions. 

Thursday 1 June KLT2 2-3pm Interview Skills

Learn how to ace graduate interviews, including telephone and video interviews.

Monday 5 June

Pre-booking required

CES building 12:30-1pm CES Bitesized: How to use your summer wisely

Find out what you should be doing to make the most of you summer to help you succeed in getting a graduate role in the future.  

Monday 5 June

Pre-booking required

CES building 1-1:30pm CES Bitesized: CVs

This session will cover all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV.  

Monday 5 June CES building 1:30-4pm Extended “intensive” drop in

Need more than the usual 15 mins? See an adviser for help and advice on your next steps 

Thursday 8 June KLT2 2-3pm


Exams over…what next?

This session will cover job-hunting, getting a temporary job to tide you over, vacancy sources, how to get help after you leave the University, postgraduate study, graduate recruitment fairs, recruitment agencies, online information, taking a year out and more. 

Monday 12 June

Pre-booking required

CES building 1-1:30pm CES Bitesized: CVs

This session will cover all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV.  

Tuesday 13 June

Pre-booking required

CES building 12:30-1pm CES Bitesized: Using LinkedIn

With 4.2 new users joining LinkedIn every second, don’t get left behind! Learn everything you need to know about using LinkedIn from creating a professional profile, following companies you are interested in and networking effectively with professionals on the site.  

Placement opportunity in India

Fancy spending two weeks in India this summer?

Kent has partnered with Amity University in India to offer an exciting opportunity for 3 students to take part in the ‘India Immersion Programme’. Discover more about India through academic sessions, cultural excursions and industry visits. The programme will take place this summer from 26th August – 8th September 2017.

For further details and to apply online, visit

The deadline for applications is 9am on 7th June 2017.

Why Become a Teacher?

Want to #GetIntoTeaching? Don’t miss the Why Become a Teacher Twitter Chat hosted by Kent-Teach on 31st May at 12pm.

Their team of experts will be on hand to answer your questions and give you the insider scoop on what it’s like to be a teacher #KTChat”

Lab/field assistant job for summer 2017

Driscoll’s Genetics Ltd
Global R&D

LOCATION: East Malling, Kent, UK

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Summer months only. Approx. 200 hours of flexible working over the June-September period.

REPORTS TO: Molecular Plant Pathologist, Strawberry Breeding Team (Catherine Eyre)

JOB SUMMARY: A temporary seasonal lab and field assistant is required to support all aspects of the plant pathology work that takes place as part of our strawberry breeding program during the Summer field season. You would be working alongside the plant pathologist to assist in setting up and assessing lab and field pathology trials screening for disease resistance in primarily strawberries, and helping ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the lab. Responsibilities range from helping set up inoculation experiments to making media and washing lab glassware and equipment. Experience in the field of plant pathology is desirable but not essential as all training will be given. A desire to learn and tackle a variety of tasks with enthusiasm is essential. The position would be part-time with flexible working hours that would be set according to the tasks at hand. Would suit a biology or horticulture student on summer break looking to gain some work experience and insight into lab and field work in R&D in the agricultural industry.

The candidate should be currently studying or have recently graduated from a scientific discipline such as biology, plant pathology, horticulture, botany or a related field. Previous pathology or lab experience is not required as all training will be given for required tasks, but candidates with some experience or a demonstrable interest in plant science or plant pathology will be viewed favourably. Experience with molecular biology is also an advantage, but not essential.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint required. Must have good attention to detail and be able to follow instructions precisely. Good time-management, record keeping and communication skills and enthusiasm to tackle a variety of tasks essential.
Fluency in English is essential. Must be hands-on, comfortable working in both lab and field environment, able to lift 50 pounds on an intermittent basis.

– Support the plant pathology activities of the strawberry breeding team, reporting to the Molecular Plant pathologist primarily but providing support for the wider team occasionally if required.
– Assisting with set up of plant inoculation experiments both in the lab and field
– Assisting with field phenotyping
– Fungal and bacterial sub-culturing in the lab
– Growth media preparation
– Data entry, image processing
– General lab cleaning and glassware washing
– Potting up of plants
– It is not a requirement, but if the candidate has some experience of molecular biology then DNA extraction and PCR work could be part of the role.
– Exhibit Driscoll’s values of passion, humility and trustworthiness in all interactions.
– Maintain a safe and professional office and other work related areas.
– Maintain the overall appearance, housekeeping, and safety of the facilities up to Driscoll’s standards.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Catherine Eyre at

Action Research in the Andes: Internship Opportunity/Field Training June 11th – 28th 2017

Action Research in the Andes: Internship Opportunity/Field Training
June 11th – 28th 2017

The Center for Social Well Being celebrates 16 years offering our interdisciplinary qualitative field methods training program, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes. The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center’s rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes Participatory Action Research methodology and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of SocioEnvironmental Sustainability and integrated Well Being – public, environmental, maternal, family and community, in addition to civic and policy issues of Health, Education, Social Justice, Agrobiodiversity, Climate Change, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing projects in local agricultural communities to develop effective social interaction field abilities and required language skills to carry out their own research and for placement with appropriate community programs, if desired. Also included are excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. The training program tuition is $3800 US dollars which includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials.
The program is under the direction of Field Coordinator, Flor de María Barreto Tosi, Ecologist, as well as Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D. and Isabella Li Chan, MPH, Doctoral Candidate in Global Health, University of South Florida.
Dr. Hammer was recognized at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2016 conference in Vancouver, as recipient of the Pelto International Award; Her recent publication addresses her work in Applied Social Science and Policy:
Program dates:
June Solstice Seminar: Sunday June 11th – Wednesday June 28th

For an application: OR
Application Deadline: Friday May 12th 2017