Kent Global Roundtable

Calling all Kent staff! Join us for this follow up to the Kent Global Showcase.

Next week (6-12 March) is WorldFest, the University of Kent’s annual celebration of our diverse student and staff community. The week is packed with a full programme of internationally-focused events.

As a part of the festivities, we are inviting all staff to join us for the Kent Global Roundtable!

The event follows on from the Kent Global Showcase that took place on 22 February 2023 and focused on developing the vision, values and objectives of the University’s Global Engagement Strategy.

The Kent Global Roundtable takes place on 8 March from 10am-11.30am in Sibson SR2 and is hosted by Dr Anthony Manning, Dean & Director of Global and Lifelong Learning. The event offers Kent staff the opportunity to dive deeper into the main objectives of the Global Engagement Strategy, looking in depth at how it relates to their individual contexts.

You’ll learn innovative ways to build upon your current work activities and implement the Strategy, ensuring your work is more globally engaged. And you’ll be invited to identify potential areas of guidance and support that would benefit you in achieving your global engagement goals.

Plus, you’ll get to hear about the various internationalised student experiences taking place across the University.

The Kent Global Roundtable is open to all staff. Sign up to attend here.

Don’t miss other WorldFest events!

WorldFest is a unique opportunity to get involved with the wider University community and appreciate the cultural diversity of our staff and students.

Don’t miss the programme of WorldFest events taking place throughout the week!

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For instance, sample an array of global cuisines at the International Food Fayre in the Central Plaza on the Canterbury campus throughout the week. Food stands and trucks will include Greek, Spanish, Korean, Moroccan and South African food options, including meat free choices.

Liven up your work day and destress with the University Community Choir on 8 March from 1pm-2pm in Colyer-Fergusson, who will be singing international songs as a part of their weekly performance.

Support Women in STEM on International Women’s Day on 8 March between 12.45pm and 2pm in The Gulbenkian Cinema at the Women in STEM Panel Discussion titled ‘How far have we come? What obstacles still need to be overcome?’.

And don’t miss the International Showcase on Saturday 11th March from 7pm to 10pm – a chance for Kent Union’s cultural student groups to showcase cultural performances, singing and dancing.

Be a part of the WorldFest celebrations and join us in celebrating our culturally diverse community! For details of the whole WorldFest programme, check out the WorldFest homepage.