LIt up tent with students before open air cinema starts

Events roundup: 15-21 May

As exams continue, don’t forget to take time for yourself to relax and unwind.

The Enduring Library: As part of SHIFT Festival, there will be a series of events and activities in Templeman Library this week including a whispered spoken word competition and spot the difference across the library!

Monday 15 May: Wellbeing Café

The Wellbeing Café is a space to connect with other students in a relaxed environment with a focus on promoting your wellbeing and mental health through activity.

Tuesday 16 May: PG Coffee Morning and relaxation sessions (Medway)

Postgraduate students are invited to the Postgraduate Coffee Morning jointly organised by the PG Network and the Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) Team. It’s a chance to chat with other postgrad students, meet the GRC Team and Mark Bass from the Careers team will also be joining for this catch up.

Take a break from revision with either a 15 minute massage or a gel nail manicure at the Hub!

Wednesday 17 May: Digital drop-in sessions and mindfulness

Do you want to improve your digital skills? Our free weekly digital drop-in sessions are an opportunity to get tips and tricks to make the most out of the digital tools available to you, with a particular focus on Microsoft 365.

Try out mindfulness alongside a group of friendly Kent students in a weekly guided session. These events are jointly run by Student Support and Wellbeing and the Mindfulness Society, and you can choose from online and in-person mindfulness sessions.  

Thursday 18 May: Dog therapy and open-air cinema

De-stress from exams with super cute Coco the therapy dog in Nexus. Plus, there will also be mindful colouring on offer.

Watch the coming-of-age comedy ‘Licorice Pizza’ as part of the Gulbenkian’s Open Air Film Festival on Thursday evening. A selection of food and drink will be available to purchase during the event.

Friday 19 May: MedFest (Medway), Global Hangout and Mario Kart Madness

Get your free ticket for MedFest, a day and evening of entertainment, music, food and fun at the Medway campus! Make memories that will last a lifetime at MedFest. The first 100 ticket holders will be entered into a prize draw.

Go on an adventure with our Global Hangout Urban Explorer Challenge! Use your smartphone to complete challenges and unlock GPS hotspots around the city of Canterbury. Sign up as a team or as an individual (you’ll be assigned a team). Open to all students.

Do you think you’re the best at Mario Kart? On Friday evening it’s Mario Kart Madness, where you can play Mario Kart Wii or Mario Kart 8 games. Either play casually or compete on the scoreboard for the fastest time.

Saturday 20 May: Kent BioBlitz

On Saturday, get involved with Kent BioBlitz on the Canterbury campus – it’s an interactive drop-in event to record as many living species as possible. There are activities you can join throughout the day such as nature walks and surveys. The BioBlitz is run by the School of Anthropology and Conservation Sustainability Working Group.