Ramsgate high street

Thanet pop-up shop opportunity

Would you like to engage with a world outside of academia but are struggling to find a good space in which to do so? Perhaps you’d like to run a local skills workshop, set-up an arts exhibition, offer outreach activities, knowledge exchange seminars, focus groups or engage local community groups and businesses.

If so a pop-up shop in Ramsgate High Street might just be the ticket. This amazing opportunity is open to all staff and postgraduate students who would like to offer outward facing activities and events that underpin the University’s civic mission and help to cement its sense of place in the community.

Space in the shop is available thanks to the generosity of colleagues in the Division of Natural Sciences and their partner Discovery Planet who have secured funding to deliver science workshops to the region from September 2021 for two years.


To gauge demand for the space we are asking for initial proposals for activities taking place in the academic year 2021/22.

The next step is very straightforward. For informal discussions or to apply simply email a free text expression of interest (maximum 500 words) to researchexcellence@kent.ac.uk by 1 July 2021 telling us:

  • Who you are and where you work
  • A little bit about your project and the audience
  • Potential dates you’d like to use the shop between Sept 2021 – Aug 2022 (including set-up and take-down days if known)

Good luck – we look forward to hearing from you!