Author Archives: Allie Burnett

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.

Exams 2019 – Your Timetable

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

The timetable is published with the usual caveat that it is subject to potential amendments. Students affected by changes to the timetable will be contacted in the usual way by email directly from the Exams Team and by their school.

Where is my exam Venue

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

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 Canterbury: exams@kent.ac.uk  or Medway: medwayexams@kent.ac.uk

Our website: www.kent.ac.uk/csao/exams/

Follow us: @UniKent_CSAO

Managing Performance

Learning and Organisational Development are running a Managing Performance training session on Monday 25 March from 9.30-12.30.

For further information and to book a place, please visit your Staff Connect Dashboard.

Please book your place by Friday 22 March, 17.00.

Skepsi publishes on borders and remembrance

Skepsi, the peer reviewed online journal of European thought and theory in the Humanities and Social Sciences promoted by the School of European Culture and Languages, is delighted to announce the publication of its latest issue.

Skepsi is run by PhD/MA candidates, with the support of established and early career academics, and commits to publishing the work of postgraduate students and emerging scholars.

The journal’s title, which comes from the Ancient Greek ‘σκέψις [skepsis]’ or ‘enquiry’ and the Modern Greek ‘σκέψη [sképsi]’ or ‘thought’, symbolises the will to explore new areas and new methods in the traditional fields of academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The issue combines volumes 9 & 10 and contains articles arising from its 2016 and 2017 conferences, ‘Borders’ and ‘Time to Remember: Anniversaries, Celebration and Commemoration’, respectively.

Contents:

Arianna Dagnino,the University of Ottawa
Translational Practices and Transcultural Commons in the Age of Global Mobility

Nadja Stamselberg, Regent’s University London
On the Right Side — Borders of Belonging

Kimberley Bulgin, University of Kent
The Refugee Identity Crisis: How Athens is Trying to Bridge the Gap Between a Person and their Homeland through Heritage and Meaning Making

Joseph Cronin, Queen Mary University of London
Wladimir Kaminer and Jewish identity in ‘Multikulti’ Germany 

Nihad Laouar, Canterbury Christchurch University
‘It is at the ghosts within us that we shudder’: Voicing the Anxieties of Liminality in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway

Sophia Labadi’s latest book discussed in a report by the French Ministry of Culture

Dr Sophia Labadi, Senior Lecturer in Heritage & Archaeology for the Department of Classical & Archaeological studies, has recently been featured in a report by the French Ministry of Culture in regards to her book Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice (Routledge, 2017).

Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice (Routledge, 2017) is referenced in this report, entitled ‘Culture and Migrants’ (Culture et migrants), to explain the unique role that museums can play in providing opportunities for immigrants to learn the language of their host countries. The conclusion of Dr Labadi’s book and the recommendations from the report by the French Ministry of Culture are aligned: provisions of language skills must be improved and expanded. Museums could play a greater role in this process, to tackle better multiple forms of exclusions faced by migrants.

Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice argues that museums can offer a powerful, and often overlooked, arena for both exploring and acting upon the interrelated issues of immigration and social justice. Based on three in-depth European case studies, spanning France, Denmark, and the UK, the research examines programs developed by leading museums to address cultural, economic, social and political inequalities. Where previous studies on museums and immigration have focused primarily on issues of cultural inequalities in collection and interpretation, Museums, Immigrants, and Social Justice adopts a more comprehensive focus that extends beyond the exhibition hall to examine the full range of programs developed by museums to address the of cultural, economic, social and political inequalities facing immigrants.

Chapter 1 of Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice is available online.