Events roundup: 2-7 April

It’s the last week of the undergraduate Spring term! Find out what’s on this week including events to help you prepare for exams, an open lecture about the American election and the Neuro-Insurgence Open Mic Night.

Tuesday 2 April: Coffee with a Security Officer, CVs and Cover Letters (Medway) and learn more about a Master’s in Business

Come and chat with one of our friendly Campus Security Officers to talk all things security at Kent, from the SafeZone app, Campus Security’s role, advice and more. A cup of coffee or tea is on us while we chat – supplied by the Gulbenkian Café team, free of charge!

Find out the essentials of CVs and Cover Letters including trends, hints and tips at this workshop in Pilkington building.

Are you an undergraduate considering staying on for a Master’s and moving into Business? You don’t need to be a current Business student or have a degree in these areas to study some of our Master’s programmes. Come along to Nexus between 12:00-16:00 to find out more.

Wednesday 3 April: Exam preparation and American election open lecture

Even if you have good essay writing skills, it can be a challenge to keep on point, maintain clarity and finish the task under timed conditions. Join an essay writing in exams workshop at Canterbury or Medway on Wednesday afternoon to learn useful tactics for writing efficiently and effectively in in-course tests and exams. There’s also an exam room experience event in the Sports Centre so you explore your own stress response and learn techniques with how to deal with them.

On Wednesday evening, you can join a open lecture on the forthcoming American election: “Does President Biden have any Aces he can play or will he be Trumped in the end?” in Keynes lecture theatre 1.

Thursday 4 April: Workshops for non essay-based exams and Neuro-Insurance Open Mic Night

Find out how to take Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Short Answer Questions (SAQs) at these workshops for non-essay based exams in Canterbury, Medway and online.

Join the Accessibility Network and the Stand-Up Comedy Society for an evening of spoken word and comedy at the Neuro-Insurgence Open Mic Night. Hosted by local comedian Adam Dorr and with a variety of acts, the event promises a night of laughter, connection and solidarity amongst neurodivergent students and allies.

Friday 5 April: LGBTQIA+ Coffee Morning and Kent Community Oasis Garden volunteering

On Friday you can join the LGBTQIA+ Student Voices Coffee Morning, which is celebrating International Asexuality Day over hot drinks and sweet treats. LGBTQIA+ Student Voices is a student-led project aiming to understand and improve experiences for LGBTQIA+ people at Kent.

Consider volunteering at the Kent Community Oasis Garden near Park Wood on Friday between 10:00-14:00. It’s a collection of students, staff and community members working to create a sustainability hub centred around growing food. Everyone is welcome at Kent Community Oasis Garden, whether you’re an expert gardener, a complete beginner, or just coming along for a chat.

Opportunities and reminders

  • There will be some changes to service and facility opening times over the Spring vacation.
  • The Hub offer a range of free classes with Medway Move. Current activities include Social Badminton, Tai Chi, Strong Nation, Yoga and more.
  • The Transport Team have created a Campus Travel Updates page to help you plan your journey with information about planned travel disruptions that they have been made aware of.