Students with therapy dog

Events roundup: 19-25 February

Find out what’s on this week including trips out in Kent, careers talks, LGBTQ+ events and 5-week mindfulness course.

Monday 19 February: Digital marketing and UV Games (Medway)

Kickstart your career in digital marketing with this talk from Kent Alumna Morgan who is a Senior Content and Digital PR Executive at Reflect Digital marketing agency.

UV Games are back at the Hub on Monday evening. Come along and try neon-lit table tennis and badminton.

Tuesday 20 February: Kent Police drop-in session, study a Psychology Conversion Master’s and effective reading workshop

Each Tuesday morning, Kent Police hold a drop-in session in Locke Building, Canterbury campus. You can ask them any general questions and discuss crime prevention and safety.

Are you interested in studying a Conversion Master’s in Psychology? Ask any questions you have at this event in Nexus, Templeman Library. A Conversion Master’s is where you take a different subject to your undergraduate degree for your Master’s. See all conversion programmes.

Improve your reading techniques at this Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) session. Adapting reading skills and improving your reading techniques (to read faster or more effectively) will lessen the stress and improve your retention.

Wednesday 21 February: Kent 2030 Student Open Forum, Coco the therapy dog and impact of hormones on athletes talk.

Want to hear more about Kent 2030 and ask your questions? Join our Student Open Forum from 15:30 – 16:30 on Wednesday 21 February online via Teams. Register for the forum and submit your questions.

Looking for easy way to de-stress? Visit Coco the therapy dog, at the ‘Pause for Paws’ event in Nexus.

As part of LGBT+ History Month, hear from Loughborough academic Dr Joanna Harper as she speaks about her research on the impact of hormones on athletes in various sports looking at the culture, attitudes, and barriers to participation for transgender athletes.

Thursday 22 February: working at the theatre, LGBTQ+ Crafternoon (Medway) and Nerf fun

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a leading, regional theatre? Kate Bowden, Director of Development and Sara Hill from the Marketing and Communications team at The Marlowe explain how life at a theatre works, what job opportunities are out there, and how to get into the industry.

Join an LGBTQ+ Crafternoon at The Hub where you can design your own pride bracelets and pronoun badges and enjoy rainbow themed crafts. All welcome.

Give it a go with Nerf in the Venue. Kent Union will provide the nerf guns and ammo, you do the shooting! Will you play with or against your friends?

Friday 23 February: Transitioning at uni talk and mindfulness colouring

On Friday, The LGBTQ+ Students Network presents a talk by Tyler Williamson, a young trans man from Canterbury Christ Church University, who will share his personal journey of transitioning while navigating the university experience, shedding light on the unique challenges and triumphs faced by young trans individuals in the UK. This event is taking place in person and online.

Relax and unwind with mindfulness colouring and painting in the Common Room in Woolf College. Hot chocolate will also be provided.

Saturday 24 February: Postgraduate Open Event and Dover trip

Interested in postgraduate study? The Postgraduate Open Event is a fantastic way to meet staff and students and find out how Kent can help you make your ambition count. With over 100 scholarships and awards for Kent graduates available for 2024, there are plenty to choose from and plenty of support for you to continue your journey with us.

Explore the white cliffs of Dover and walk along the pier on this free trip, arranged by the ResLife Team. Meet new people as you explore the county.

Sunday 25 February: Visit the Canterbury Cat Café

Are you a cat person? Do you live in on-campus accommodation? Join the ResLife Ambassadors at Canterbury Tails, the cat café in Canterbury! They have 20 cats you can hang out with in the café.