LGBT+ History Month continues with the launch event on Tuesday evening. Plus we have events to boost your wellbeing and to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day next week. See our roundup of events:
Monday: Pets as Therapy (Medway) and Referencing Online Session
Head to the Hub on Monday lunchtime for Pets as Therapy, where you can boost your mood with some furry friends.
Find referencing tricky? Join this online bite size session all about referencing from the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS).
Tuesday: Industrial action webchat and LGBT+ History Month launch event
Have questions about industrial action? Professor Richard Reese, DVC Education and Student Experience will be hosting an industrial action webchat on Tuesday afternoon. Ask any questions you might have or just listen in.
Tuesday evening sees the launch event for LGBT+ History Month in Marlowe, with a performance from local Drag legend Dame Jame and a talk by trans activist Connor Styche and his own personal experience of coming out as transgender and his experiences and battles throughout school and the workplace.
Plus, you can take a look around the LGBTQ+ Love Letters exhibition in Marlowe, which opens on Tuesday and showcases love letters throughout history.
Wednesday: University community choir and meditation session
Love to sing? Consider joining the University Community Choir. There are no auditions and you don’t need to be able to read music. This is an informal and social singing group that meets weekly.
Try out meditation at this in-person session in Cornwallis East. Includes a guided meditation by our mindfulness instructor Loraine, and opportunities for discussion. These weekly sessions are run jointly by Student Support and Wellbeing and the Mindfulness Society.
Thursday: UCU Strike Day support drop in and Valentine’s activities
Thursday is a UCU strike day, so your teaching may be affected today. The College and Community Life Team will be offering drop-in support sessions for any students affected by the industrial action. You can head to Locke Building between 9:00-17:00 to chat to one of the Residential Life Assistants or College Life Officers. Find out how to prepare for a strike day.
Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day next week with Valentine’s crafts at the Hub, Queer Valentine’s card making at the Venue, and a Valentine’s movie night in Woolf College!
Friday: UCU strike day support drop in, Chocolate Truffle Workshop and UV Sports Night
Friday is a UCU strike day, so your teaching may be affected today. The College and Community Life Team will be offering drop-in support sessions for any students affected by the industrial action. You can head to Locke Building between 9:00-17:00 to chat to one of the Residential Life Assistants or College Life Officers. See how to prepare for a strike day.
Our chocolate truffle making workshop run by the Darwin chefs Rob and Ben, is two hours of interactive fun, where you will learn new culinary skills. You will learn how to mix, pipe, shape, coat and sprinkle some magic on your own handmade truffles.
Kent Union’s UV sports night is back in the Sports Centre! Choose between a roller disco or UV sports such as badminton and table tennis. Face paint, wrist bands, head bands and bracelets available on the night.
- Global internships for summer 2023! These internships are split half remotely and half with the host company based in Spain, Portugal or Vietnam. Eligibility criteria apply.
- Free RE:ACTION 24/7 bootcamp to boost your employability. Sign up by 17 February.
- Update on the Diamond Anniversary Orchard and volunteer at the planting event on 8 March.
- Take part in a nationwide mental health survey by Sunday 12 February for a chance to win prizes including gift cards and a smart watch.
- Check out the Careers and Employability new website to find out all the career support on offer at Kent.
- There is a new Campus Shuttle booking system for our free coach service between Canterbury and Medway campuses. Booking a seat on the service is essential for travel from Tuesday 7 February 2023.
See more student opportunities.