Monthly Archives: June 2015

Printing interruption Tuesday 30 June

Tomorrow morning there will be an interruption to printers that require staff to swipe or login, and to printing, scanning and photocopying in the Templeman Library.

Printing photocopying and scanning using printers that need you to swipe/Kent login:

  • won’t work tomorrow morning between 08.00 and 09.30
  • may be offline until 11:00 if the work runs over.

If your printer has an alternative print queue, that doesn’t need you to log in, that queue will work.

More details:

If you have any questions or concerns, email

Staff on the Naughty Step:Dealing with Counterproductive Workplace Behaviour

Last year as part of an AUA event hosted by Kent, Sandra Henry, a School Manager at the University of Sheffield, presented the conference session she ran entitled Staff on the Naughty Step: Dealing with Counterproductive Workplace Behaviour. The session looked at how to deal with counterproductive workplace behaviour, potential bad behaviour that happens in the workplace from mild to severe, with practical advice and ideas for managers. The session was well received and Sandra has kindly agreed to come back and provide another opportunity for people to attend this interesting session.

Spaces are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis and should be made by emailing by Friday 10 July 2015 – upon confirmation details of the room will be provided.

Regeneration and the Role of Public Art

The School of Music and Fine Art is hosting a creative seminar called Regeneration and the Role of Public Art on Weds 8 July, 10am in the Engineering Workshop at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Chaired by artist David Cotterrell, this is an open discussion and facilitated activity on the role of public art. Aimed at developers, planners, local authorities, architects and artists, the Creative Seminar will share learning, guidance and advice from professionals working in the public realm and the artists working on the IN-SITE Public Art Project, an engaging and interactive temporary public art project along Rochester Riverside and on Sun Pier. Tim Meacham, Lecturer in Fine Art & Partner College Liaison at the School of Music & Fine Art, has been on the advisory panel for the IN-SITE Public Art Project.

The creative seminar aims to provide a foundation, for reflecting on and taking forward achievements from the IN-SITE Rochester Riverside public art commissions. It will open discussion surrounding the exploration and development of art in the public realm and creative processes.

Introduced by Public Art Consultants FrancisKnight and Lead Artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi, speakers include:

Senior Partner from LDA Design Neil Mattinson (appointed design consultancy for Chatham Placemaking Masterplan).

Director of Insite Arts Sam Wilkinson (public art organisation).
With contributions from the IN-SITE artists: Stuart Bowditch, Nicola Flower, Caitlin Heffernan, Jane Pitt and Christopher Sacre. Facilitated activity from artist led organisation Figure Ground.

The Creative Seminar is accompanied by British Sign Language interpreters. Lunch and refreshments are provided and the event is free to attend but booking required via:

In the Dock

The School of Music and Fine Art is hosting the West Kent College Degree Show in the Engineering Workshop at Chatham Historic Dockyard from Friday 3rd to Sat 11 July, 10am-5pm weekdays, Saturdays 9am-3pm (closed Sundays).

West Kent College, a University of Kent partner college, runs School of Music and Fine Art validated degrees. The exhibition, called In the Dock, includes work from the following Higher Education programmes at West Kent College:

HND 2 – Photography
BA – Photography
BA – Fine Art (Part-time Year 1 undergraduates) BA – Fine Art (Part-time year 2/ Full-time) Fine Art Professional Development (Post-Graduate)

The preview is 2nd July 2015 between 5 – 8pm

Number 1 Bistro closed

Number 1 Bistro will be closed from  Friday 26 June until  late August so that we can service our summer language school business.

Complimentary tea/coffee will be available to staff in R2-04 throughout this period.

Cargo will be open from 12 noon each day offering a full meal  and beverage service to staff and students and we look forward to seeing you make use of our newest venue.

Touchdown Café at Rowan Williams Court is also open from Monday to Thursday 08.00 to 18.30 and on Fridays from 08.30 to 16.00.

Cornwallis Portable Appliance Testing (P.A.T)

On Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July the portable appliance testing for all areas of Cornwallis will take place.

Please ensure all electrical equipment is available for testing.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum. If you have any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on extn. 3209.

High Voltage Cable Installation – Giles Lane

From Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July, SSE Electrical will be working on installing underground High Voltage cables across Giles Lane as part of the High Voltage cable replacement project.

A trench will be cut in sections across Giles Lane between the Ingram Building and the Campus Security building. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation throughout this period and some delays are expected.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If there are any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209.

MA in Higher Education

There are still a few places available for University of Kent staff on the Centre for the Study of Higher Education’s PGDip/MA in Higher Education beginning this Autumn.

The PGDip/MA in Higher Education offers people working in academic, research or learning support roles within a university an opportunity to engage with current research; explore educational research methods and theories; and reflect upon their own practice. The emphasis throughout is on a critical understanding of the HE context and its implications for universities.

This is an ideal opportunity for people seeking to enhance their professional development or gain an additional academic qualification.

Taught courses run throughout the academic year. For more information, please see:

or contact Joanna Williams on 01227 827137 or

University Teaching Prizes 2015

The winners of the University Teaching Prizes 2015 have now been announced:

Faculty of Humanities Teaching Prize
1st Prize Professor Ray Laurence (Classical and Archaeological Studies)
Joint 2nd Prize Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid (English), and Dr Axel Stähler (SECL)

Faculty of Sciences Teaching Prize
Joint winners Dr Barry Blight, (Physical Sciences), and Dr Tarlochan Singh Gill and Dr Maureen Mounty (Medway School of Pharmacy)

Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching Prize
Dr Mike Poltorak (Anthropology and Conservation)

Barbara Morris Prize for Learning Support
Joint winners Laura García Rodríguez Blancas (Journalism), and a team comprising Louise Frith (Music and Fine Art/SLAS), Frank Walker (MFA), Moses Malekia (MFA), Gerard McGill and the Wellbeing Team, Sally Apokis (Medway Chaplain)

Commended Jane Gallagher (Special Collections and Archives), and a team comprising Dr Kirsty Horsey, Callum Borg, Katia Neofytou, Oliver Hartland (KLS), Ben Watson (Library)

The prizes will be awarded by the Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony on 7 October 2015, from 12.30-14.00 in the Darwin Conference Suite. All colleagues and friends are welcome to join us in this annual celebration of excellent teaching at Kent.

Please notify if you wish to attend. A buffet lunch will be provided, so please let us know of any special dietary requirements.

Landscaping improvements

From Saturday 20 June until Friday 18 September, please be aware that the Keynes pond Court yard and the surrounding buildings will be disrupted by works to improve the landscaping outside Dolche Vita.

There will be noise disruption caused by running machinery and occasional closures to through traffic to allow the works to progress unhindered in time for the new academic term.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For further details please contact either Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209 or Paul Griffiths on 07872 990036.

Estates Department