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Exams 2019 – what you need to know

My timetable

7 May – 14 June 2019

You can view your timetable and module codes now by logging into your Student Data System.  (SDS) 

What time should I arrive

You should arrive 15 minutes before the start of your exam.

Morning exams begin promptly at 9.30; afternoon exams begin promptly at 14.00.

Where is my exam venue

Not sure where you need to go?  – See exam venues

Where do I sit

You will be allocated a seat for each exam, please find the seating plan at your venue before the start of each session.

What to bring

  • KentOne Card. If you have lost this please contact us
  • Pens, pencils and writing equipment (in a clear pencil case)
  • Still water in a clear plastic bottle

What NOT to bring

  • Mobile phones/smart watches/headphones
  • Bags
  • Food (unless permission given prior)
  • Any drink other than water

Bag room

If you have a bag to drop off, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of your exam at the following locations:

Canterbury Campus –             Keynes Seminar Room 7

Medway Campus –                   Pilkington Building Room 014

Gillingham Building Room 2 – 03

Dockyard Church – Foyer Entrance

My ILP

If you have an Inclusive Learning Plan (ILP) please take a moment to check your exam adjustments are correct. On SDS select ‘Details and Study’ and ‘My Details’. You’ll see a button marked ‘My Inclusive Learning Plan’ if you have been in contact with the Student Support and Wellbeing team (SSW).

We appreciate Exams season is a stressful time of year, we are here to support and help you throughout this period.

If you have, any questions please contact:

Visit the exams webpages

Follow us: @UniKent_CSAO

Short-stay student accommodation now available in Eliot College

Do any of your students commute to the Canterbury Campus? We now have short-stay accommodation in Eliot College available for students living off-campus to book online.

This accommodation package is ideal for anyone worrying about getting to campus and missing an exam because of traffic or other travel delays outside their control, or for students who want more time to concentrate on studying without traveling home late at night. Rooms are £20 a night, with a minimum of a two night stay required to book.

Students will live in a corridor of up to eight other short stay students, all rooms are self-catered singles and have bedding and towels provided. Find out more.

Short-stay accommodation in Eliot College is only available for Kent students, however don’t forget that we also have year-round visitor accommodation available in Beverley Farmhouse next to Canterbury Innovation Centre, ideal for guests who want to stay on campus for the duration of their visit.

If you have any questions please email: holidays@kent.ac.uk

Campus Shuttle

Campus Shuttle running dates

The shuttle runs term-time only which means that the last day the shuttle will be running this term will be Friday 5 April 2019.

The shuttle will start running again at the start of the summer term on Tuesday 7 May 2019. Booking will be available a week or so before this date. The Transport Team will tweet when booking becomes available.

For more information visit the Campus Shuttle webpage or follow @CampusShuttle on Twitter.

Visit by The Lord Roberts (steam engine) on 2 April

The Lord Roberts steam engine will be visiting the Medway campus on Tuesday 2 April.

The Lord Roberts was built in the early 1900s and used on the campus when the HMS Pembroke Royal Naval Barracks were being built to bring bricks from the local brickyard to the campus.

The Lord Roberts is making a visit to the Historic Dockyard this week and the owners would like to bring the engine back onto the campus on Tuesday 2 April.

The programme for the visit is:

·         12:30 – outside the Hawke building

·         14:00-14:30 – outside the Student Hub

Please feel free to drop by and see this excellent example of early 20th century engineering.

What will you do for a year? Journalist or maybe a computer scientist?

While at Kent you can add a fourth year to your degree in something completely different in order to develop your skills and CV. Opportunities include:

 

Will Student Finance cover the extra year?

The ‘Year in…’ courses are in addition to your current degree and it should be possible to extend your student finances for an extra year. Check with your loan provider to see what financial support is available.

Exam desks

Exam essentials

Your timetable

You can view your timetable now by logging into your Student Data System.  (SDS)

Where is my exam venue?

Not sure where you need to go?  – See our venues

Where do I sit?

You will be allocated a seat for each exam, please find the seating plan at your venue before the start of each session.

What to bring

  • KentOne Card. If you have lost this please contact us
  • Pens, pencils and writing equipment (in a clear pencil case)
  • Still water in a clear plastic bottle

What NOT to bring

  • Mobile phones / smart watches / headphones
  • Bags
  • Food (unless permission given prior)
  • Any drink other than water

Bag rooms

If you have a bag to drop off, please arrive 30 minutes before the start of your exam at the following locations:

Canterbury campus –             Keynes Seminar Room 7

Medway campus –                   Pilkington Building Room 014

Gillingham Building Room 2 – 03

Dockyard Church – Foyer Entrance

My ILP

If you have an Inclusive Learning Plan (ILP) please take a moment to check your exam adjustments are correct. On SDS select ‘Details and Study’ and ‘My Details’. You’ll see a button marked ‘My Inclusive Learning Plan’ if you have been in contact with the Student Support and Wellbeing team (SSW).

On-campus rooms for exam season
Do you commute to Canterbury and have exams you don’t want to be late for? You can book short stay campus accommodation. 

Contact us

We appreciate Exams season is a stressful time of year, we are here to support and help you throughout this period.

If you have, any questions please contact Canterbury: exams@kent.ac.uk  or Medway: medwayexams@kent.ac.uk

 

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Enhancing the Academic Adviser system

Colleagues are invited to attend the Learning and Teaching Network session taking place on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 13:15-14:30 in the UELT Seminar Room, Canterbury.

This session on Enhancing the Academic Adviser system will be presented by Dr Laura Bailey, Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics and SECL Student Success Lecturer.

SECL has historically had very low engagement with the Academic Adviser system with difficulties in implementing it consistently across such a diverse school with 1300 students in six departments and nearly 100 degree programmes. In 2018, we introduced user-friendly materials, centralised the initial meetings, and piloted the Target Connect booking system. In this session we present what went well, what didn’t work, and lessons learnt in the process.

If you have not already confirmed your attendance and wish to attend please complete the online booking form.

Students take over the Tate Exchange

Students from the School of Politics and International Relations took over Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, last weekend (March 16/17), with a series of inventive and inspiring projects aimed at engaging the public in the idea of movement and resistance.

Activities included transforming big business advertising into origami birds; film work on borders, mental health and how people have responded to racism in sport; interactive image work on media representations of gender and politics, body positivity, the meaning of change, the relationship between art, politics, education and Brexit, and the nature of disagreement and conflict; performance work on identity politics; and an immersive experience in a pod exploring the connection between choice and resistance. There were also 2,000 dominoes used to create some amazing constructions and, with some effort, the word ‘move’ in the form of a domino run.

This is the third year of the School’s involvement in the Tate Exchange project but the first time the whole floor – Level 5 of the Blavatnik Building – has been activated and animated entirely by the students. With over 1,000 visitors in two days, the students had a wonderful range of conversations with members of the public. As one visitor put it, ‘this is great, such amazing work!’

The students came from undergraduate module, How to a Start a Revolution, and the Postgraduate module, Resistance in Practice.  

Estates Customer Services Pop-up Stand Event – 26 March

An Estates Customer Services Pop-up Stand Event is taking place on 26 March from 10.00-12.00 in Marlowe Foyer, Canterbury campus.

The Estates Customer Services Centre was launched in June 2018 in response to feedback received by the customer survey conducted in March 2018.  Comments indicated that customers felt the Estates Department wasn’t transparent enough in its operations and people didn’t really know who did what in the department.

We held an Estates Showcase event last June, which highlighted all of the areas of the department and gave customers the chance to meet the staff and gain a better insight into what we do.  It was at this event we launched the Estates Customer Services Centre.  The key objective of the Customer Services Centre is for the Customer Services Advisers to take ownership of each enquiry and act as a liaison point with the customer.

Since then, we have also published our ‘Who we are, what we do and where we are going’ booklet.  This is available to view on the Estates webpages, and we will also have copies available at our pop-up event.  This booklet outlines the sections of Estates and also includes our road to cultural change.

It is really important to us that we continue to engage with Schools and Departments, so we have decided to hold Customer Services pop-up events across campus.  This will give everyone the opportunity to come and meet some of the team and ask them anything Estates-related.  It may be that we can’t answer all of your questions at the time but we will take them forward on your behalf and update you afterwards.

Your feedback is extremely important to us and we aim to continuously improve our services.  Please come along and see us as it would be great to hear any suggestions you have.