Events roundup: 13-19 June

It’s the final week of term (and the undergraduate academic year!) Here’s a roundup of our top events this week, with plenty of opportunities to get outside and celebrate with friends.

Complete the Race Equality Charter Student Survey by 17 June

Make sure you complete the survey by Friday 17 June to help shape the University’s anti-racism strategy. Plus, you’ll be in with the chance of winning one of three £50 shopping vouchers.

Monday: Community litter pick and reducing waste

Give back to your local community by joining the College and Community Life Team and other students for litter picking, 12.00-15.00. Meet new people, help the environment and earn Employability Points.

And while we’re on the topic of waste… if you’re moving out and don’t want to take everything with you, you can donate it on campus. See the StuFF and BHF donation points.  Find out more information about moving out of accommodation or your student house.

Tuesday: Get outdoors with mindfulness and live music

Learn about the basics of mindfulness practice and how it can help us to deal with stress, while relaxing in the Rutherford Commemorative Garden from 11.00-12.00 on Tuesday.

It’s the final week of the Gulbenkian Summer Festival. Chill out listening to live music from Pearl Hannaford outside the Gulbenkian. Plus, you can purchase food and drink to enjoy while you listen and catch up with friends.

Wednesday: Explore Kent Community Oasis Garden

Explore the Kent Community Oasis Garden (Kent COG) in Park Wood College with an introduction to mindfulness practice. Meet up outside Woody’s at 13.45 to walk over to the garden. Emily Mason and Debi Adams from the Kent COG will tell you about different activities you can join in and how you can use the space for relaxation and wellbeing, followed by a guided outdoor meditation by Miriam Zapp from the College and Community Life Team.

Thursday: Outdoor cinema sing along and see Kent’s new brand

We’re developing a new look and feel for how we talk about Kent. Come along to the brand roadshow in Templeman Library Foyer on Thursday and Friday, 10.00-15.00 or the Medway Student Hub social space between 11.00-14.00 on Thursday. See the thinking behind the updated brand, alongside mock-ups that you can feedback on. There’ll be an online version too so watch out for the link later this week.

The final outdoor cinema showing for the Gulbenkian Summer Festival is Rocketman sing along, an epic musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film starts at 21.00 but you’re welcome to join earlier to get comfortable and order some snacks.

Saturday: Pride Picnic

Join the Kent and Medway Network of LGBT+ Networks for their Pride Picnic in Coleridge Gardens (at Canterbury Christ Church University) and Rochester Building Lawns (Medway campus). Friends, families and allies welcome. Bring your own picnic and blankets and any Pride flags and decorations.

Sunday: Aqua Park Trip (Medway)

Enjoy this great summer day out at Kent’s Aqua Park on Sunday, 11.00-14.00. Have fun slipping and sliding around all the obstacles and slides. Tickets cost £10 per person. Transport will be provided from Pembroke building.

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