Global Officers Advent Calendar

Representing a range of culture, academic discipline, and personal interests, we are delighted to showcase this year’s cohort of Global Officers who are taking part in the Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme.

Our Global Officers bring you a festive advent calendar where they share what Christmas means to them, their favourite things, and traditions at this time of year.  We hope you enjoy it in this countdown to Christmas. Kent Christmas Calendar

The programme is a co-curricular venture, designed to fit around their academic studies.  It provides a framework of activities for globally-minded undergraduate students at Kent to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness.

So far this year, our Global Officers have explored their own Cultural Intelligence and how they can develop this further; looked at the Sustainability Emergency and their role in Sustainable Advocacy; worked with Kent Sport and Kent Union to support various World Cup activities, supported the International Student Experience Fair and developed our series of Global Hangouts, with the next one happening on Wednesday 14 December.

In addition to their core activity under the programme, Global Officers are available to partner with Kent staff for any divisional, school or departmental projects, events or activities on campus.

If you have an activity that you would like to engage our Global Officers, have a look at their profiles and please get in touch.

Did you know that you can also incorporate the GOLD Programme within your courses by listing it as a wild module option, GOLD5000 Global Leadership Development? If your course does not allow for this, then students can still take this as an extra-curricular activity; applications for 2022/23 will open in the summer.

For more information about the Programme, please email