Summer at Kent

Summer at Kent: What’s on in July

As well as relaxing in the sunshine, summer is a great time to meet new people, develop your skills and explore!

Summer at Kent is a series of events aimed at students who are staying on or near campus, whether that’s for a few weeks or the whole summer.

Get involved this month

Develop your writing skills with writing well sessions, Academic English Support for ESL students and dissertation writing workshops.

Network at the Annual Postgraduate Conference on Wednesday 3 July. The conference celebrates our postgraduate research community and is open to all PG students and includes the chance to attend talks, take part in interactive workshops and enjoy a free buffet lunch.

Get creative with regular Creative Spaces events where you can work on your crafts or just come along for a chat. To celebrate the Olympics, you can also join Chef Ben Elsberry to bake and decorate cookies and cupcakes with a prize for the best Olympic themed decorated baked item.

Get outside and get active by volunteering at the Kent Community Oasis Garden, open 10:00-14:00 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Enjoy spending time in nature and learning new skills. On Thursday 18 July you can join in a fun “School Sports Day” to celebrate the Olympics. Come along as a group or on your own, no athleticism necessary. Games will include the Sack Race, Relay Race, Egg and Spoon, Tug-of-War and much more. Plus, try Olympic sports with Give It A Go Weightlifting and Basketball.

Chill out with regular Chill Zone sessions where you can play Nintendo Switch MarioKart, board games and more as well as free refreshments. If you’re enjoying the football, you can watch the Euro’s on high-definition screens in K Bar. At Medway on Tuesday 16 July, come to the Oasis Lounge in Medway building for a Medway Games and Crafts session. Drop in for as long as you like.

If you have resits, there are online sessions around revision skills and coursework resit planning to help you progress.

More events will be added throughout the summer, so make sure to check back on the Summer at Kent website.