Christmas is just around the corner which means staff and students alike will be gathering together to embrace the festive spirit over some tasty food!
Christmas lunch in Rutherford, Canterbury
If you’re looking for a simple, budget-friendly Christmas lunch on campus, Rutherford Dining Hall will be offering two courses for £7 from Monday 5 – Friday 16 December. This includes traditional roast turkey or festive nut roast with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding with a rich brandy sauce.
If you would like to exclusively book a table for your friends or colleagues, please call the Dining Hall on 01227 823500.
Festive food at Hut 8, Canterbury
For something a bit different, Hut 8 will be offering a 12” Festive Pizza for £8.40 topped with turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, caramelized onions and optional cranberry sauce – perfect for sharing among your office co-workers or with your housemates. Alternatively, you can opt for a Hut 8 Turkey Flatbread filled with stuffing and caramelized onions, served alongside a portion of fries.
For more information or to order, call Hut 8 on 01227 816888.
Christmas Menu at Cargo Bar & Bistro, Medway
A festive two-course menu for £12.95 or 3 courses for £15.95. This promotion will be running from 5-18 December (Monday to Friday 12:00 – 21:00 and Saturday to Sunday 12:00 – 18:00.)
This offer is by booking only so please call Cargo on 01634 582615 to reserve a table. There are free mince pies with every booking!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Kent Hospitality!
September’s Pride Award has been won by Colin Reynolds, Storekeeper, Rutherford Dining Hall.
He was nominated for consistently delivering a high level of customer service to his internal customers. He does this by not only delivering stock but also assisting with putting it away and moving the cages before being asked. The impact this has on the rest of the team is huge, allowing them to spend more time on doing other tasks.
“Colin works tirelessly ensuring that stock is delivered on time so we can provide for the needs of our customers. He is unfailingly cheerful and helpful and one cannot count the number of times he has done more than he is required to. People like Colin are very much the glue that helps hold the company together and, in my opinion, he is more than deserving of the award.”
Mike Sault, Hospitality Assistant, KBS Servery, previous Pride Award winner.
Nominations are now open for our next Pride Award. All Kent Hospitality catering outlets in both Canterbury and Medway, as well as campus reception areas have a Pride nomination box. Complete a paper form or download a copy from our website and email it to H.L.Barham@kent.ac.uk
The next nomination deadline is Friday 9 December.
Monday 28 November – Friday 2 December, 2016
To enable a bus stop to be relocated in connection with the new Sibson Building, there will be a temporary lane closure along Parkwood Road outside of the new Sibson Building during the week commencing the 28 November 2016.
During this period access along Parkwood Road will be maintained throughout, however at times will be controlled by operatives with stop/go boards.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and if there are any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209.
From Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2016, the following lifts will be out of service for approximately one hour per day for staff training purposes:
- Tyler Court A
- Jarman Building
- Woolf College
Unfortunately precise times cannot be given and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries please contact the Estates Helpdesk on Extn 3209.
The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars and pubs.
The idea is to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out without prior knowledge of the subject. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage the public with your research and to get experience of sharing it with new audiences.
Call for expressions of interest
The Kent Pint of Science Team is co-ordinating the University of Kent’s involvement for the first time in 2017. We have selected a handful of pubs in the Canterbury and Medway areas and are looking for expressions of interest from speakers, particularly Early Career Researchers and final year PhD students looking to develop their skills and experience in talking about their research.
If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details by 23.59 on Thursday 1 December:
1. Your name and school
2. A summary of your research (max 100 words)
3. Your plan for an interactive session of 20-30 minutes (max 100 words)
4. An explanation of how you will make it engaging for the public audience (max 100 words).
The Kent Pint of Science Team will review the expressions with a view to developing themes for each evening of the festival (see the Pint of Science website for inspiration and information on their themes). We will contact everyone in December with the outcome. We will organise a practice run in the spring for all of our speakers.
You can see more about Pint of Science on their website, including previous events.
Please direct any questions on this call to the Kent Pint of Science team c/o Maddy Bell, Impact & Engagement Officer at email@example.com.
The Kent Pint of Science Team
Almost 100 participants from both the Coffee with Colleagues and Shadow Matching schemes came together for two networking coffee mornings in Canterbury and Medway, jointly funded by the Academic Division and Commercial Services.
Both schemes ran this year as part of the Academic Division’s Excellence Initiative, and were aimed at enhancing the partnership between professional staff in Schools and Faculties and their colleagues in Central Services.
Participants of the schemes were asked to send in selfies of their shadow visits and/or their coffee dates to be entered into a competition. The winners were announced at each event.
The next Excellence Initiative event will be a one-day conference on Thursday 12 January 2017 for all professional staff in schools and faculties. The conference theme this year is ‘Excellence and Change’. More information will follow.
If you’ve been thinking of learning a new language, why not start the New Year with a Language Express course at Kent?
Our 10-week courses in French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish start on 23 January. Courses are open to students, staff and members of the public. For more information on classes, times and fees, please visit the Language Express webpages.
The #KentSportagram is back!
From 25 November to 8 December we will be posting daily video clues on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @UniKentSports. Simply figure out the first letter of each clue, every day will bring you a step closer, and solve the Christmas anagram!
Send your answer to:
Facebook message @UniKentSports
Instagram message @UniKentSports
Twitter DM @@UniKentSports
There are three amazing prizes up for grabs for a student, staff member and a sports team. Both the winning student and staff will receive a £25 prize and the winning sports team will win £100 to purchase equipment for their club!
So keep an eye out for the clues on our social media pages. Can you crack the #KentSportagram?
Visit www.kent.ac.uk/sports/competitions for terms and conditions.
Hear award-winning artist Sarah Turner, Reader in Fine Art and Director of Research at the School of Music and Fine Art, talking on BBC Radio 4 about recreating Blake’s ‘Vision of Angels’ for her Grierson award nominated film Public House.
The programme also features Dulwich Folk Choir performing music composed for the film by SMFA’s Director of Marketing and Recruitment and Music Lecturer, Duncan MacLeod. Although originally broadcast on 20 November, it will be repeated on Saturday 26 November and is available now on i-player.
More info is available at http://www.thepublichousefilm.co.uk/ and https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/news.html?view=2154