On Saturday 10th November, the School of European Culture & Languages welcomed over 70 prospective students and their families to Kent for an inspiring day of taster lectures and seminars. Held in conjunction with other schools in the Faculty of Humanities, prospective students were able to experience seminars in their chosen subjects, including a wide range of joint honours options within the School and across the Faculty.
Student Ambassadors from all subject areas within the School were on hand to welcome guests and speak with students and their parents. Staff from each subject area led discussions on a range of subjects including: “Should fiction be censored?”, “Visualising the Roman city”, “An Introduction to Mandarin”, “Language in the media”, and “Why French is (a bit) like Cockney”, amongst many others, giving visitors an insight into the expertise of academic staff and the areas of study that they might encounter on their chosen degree programme.
Parents were able to attend a question and answer session hosted by Director of Admissions Dr Heide Kunzelmann, covering important topics such as student support, accommodation and employability.
Attendees were welcomed by Head of School Professor Shane Weller, who said: “we were delighted to welcome so many visitors to the School of European Culture and Languages today. Our Humanities at Kent Days are an important way in which we help applicants gather as much information as possible as they make important decisions about their future, and I was pleased to see so many prospective students taking advantage of the opportunity to visit us. We look forward to staying in touch and welcoming many of them to Kent in September next year.”