Category Archives: Finalists

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Internship Experience UK 2021 is open for applications!

Back by popular demand, Internship Experience UK is an immersive virtual experience designed to support school leavers, current university students and recent graduates to get ahead with their career.

As the UK’s biggest internship experience, it has supported thousands of students and graduates with their career. This year, Internship Experience UK is back with brand new three-day virtual programmes across eight sectors, and it’s completely virtual meaning your internship can be completed from anywhere.

Eight sectors to choose from:

  • Professional Services and consulting – Monday 28 June 2021
  • Technology – Tuesday 29 June 2021
  • Investment Banking and Asset Management – Monday 5 July 2021
  • Public Sector, Policy and Charity (New for 2021) – Tuesday 6 July 2021
  • Business Operations and Marketing – Monday 12 July 2021
  • Audit, Tax and Corporate Finance – Tuesday 13 July 2021
  • Engineering and Infrastructure (New for 2021) – Monday 19 July 2021
  • Commercial Law – Tuesday 20 July 2021

Internship Experience UK 2021 is a great opportunity to:

  • Enhance your CV just as employers are looking to hire
  • Explore exciting new career paths and build your sector knowledge
  • Meet new, leading UK employers and gain an industry-recognised certificate

To find out more about the three-day virtual internship, watch the Internship Experience UK 2021 video, and visit their website for information about how to apply.

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Marks are now available in KentVision

You can now access all your marks for the current academic year, and overall module marks for previous academic years, in the ‘My Marks’ section in the KentVision student portal.

Historic module marks are still available to view in SDS, where you can view full assessment details for older modules. Please note that you will not be able to view any recent marks in SDS, those will have only been entered directly into KentVision.

Watch our introduction to KentVision video for more information about using the student portal.

Life as an alum

Just because you’ve finished your studies, you don’t leave Kent behind. There are lots of ways to play your part in the Kent community. You are one of over 195,000 Kent alumni worldwide – so why not make the most of the fantastic opportunities that being part of this network provides?

Most importantly, make sure that you don’t miss out on any opportunities by ensuring that we have got your correct contact details. By giving us your up-to-date details when you register for your graduation – and keeping them updated – we will be able to send you information about upcoming events, share the latest alumni news, and make sure you don’t miss a thing. We’re only ever an email away – get in touch via alumni@kent.ac.uk if you think we can help. And follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

As you take your first steps into a new career, Kent is here to provide you with help and support to guide you along your chosen path. You can use the Careers and Employability Services for three years after graduating.

Every year we host a wide range of events, from campus-based lectures and reunions across Europe to formal and informal alumni events and get-togethers around the world, including online events which we’ve introduced recently.

We have alumni groups and chapters all over the world, with formal associations in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Find out if there is a group near you on our website – where you’ll also find links to social media groups associated with them. If there isn’t a group near you and you’d like to start one, get in touch, and we’ll help you find alumni in your area!

We hope you have enjoyed your time at Kent and that your university experience opens up new opportunities for your future. Please keep in touch!

Tim Farrow-House
Head of Development

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Exclusive Master’s Scholarships for Kent Finalists

If you’re considering or applying for a postgraduate degree at Kent, as a Kent graduate, we’d like to make sure you’re aware of what we can offer you, including the exclusive “Tomorrow’s World” scholarship awards that you may be eligible for.

We encourage all who qualify for the awards to apply by Sunday 1 August 2021, 23:59 BST.

Whatever you are looking to study, Kent is here to provide you with a dynamic and supportive environment.

Find out more about Alumni Awards – Exclusive to Kent graduates

 

“Tomorrow’s World” Excellence Scholarship

Available for current Kent undergraduates with a first class honours degree continuing to Master’s study at any of Kent’s locations. These scholarships provide £3,000 towards the cost of tuition fees and a total of 24 awards will be available under this scheme.

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“Tomorrow’s World” BAME in Higher Education Scholarship

Available for current final year Kent undergraduates with a 2.1 or first class degree continuing to Master’s study at any of Kent’s locations (UK Fee paying students). For applicants who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME). Kent understands, at times, that ‘BAME’ does not fully reflect the complexity or nuances of diversity within the UK. Here, we use ‘BAME’ to highlight racial identities critically underrepresented within Higher Education – a focus this scholarship is intended to address.

These scholarships provide £3,000 towards the cost of tuition fees and a total of 18 awards will be available under this scheme.

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“Tomorrow’s World” Civic Mission Scholarship for Final year Kent Undergrads

Available for current final year Kent undergraduates with a first class honours degree who can demonstrate how their Master’s will enable them to contribute to communities in Kent and Medway during their further studies and in the future. These scholarships provide £3,000 towards the cost of tuition fees and a total of 18 awards will be available under the scheme.

View this scholarship

Master your expertise within a familiar and inclusive community. Kent’s postgraduate programmes are designed to help you hone your skills and take a step up in your career. Whatever you decide, we are here for you.

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Canterbury Nightline available seven nights a week

Any problem, no matter how serious or small, Nightline is there for you.

Canterbury Nightline is a student-run non-judgmental listening and information service supporting students throughout the night. Run by trained student volunteers, all communication is confidential and anonymous, so there is no need to provide your name or any contact details. The content of your conversation never leaves Nightline and is not shared with anyone.

Due to Covid-19, Canterbury Nightline are unable to take any phone calls; however, they are providing a remote service with instant messaging and email.

Canterbury Nightline is available seven nights a week, 20.00 – midnight.

Email: listening@canterbury.nightline.ac.uk or instant message canterburynightline.org/

 

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Log your volunteering hours by Tuesday 18 May

The Kent Volunteering Scheme (KVS) is designed to recognise and support your volunteering achievements. There are various levels of awards, depending on how many volunteering hours you record.

By logging hours on the Kent Volunteering Scheme webpage, students can accumulate hours and progress through the scheme to receive guidance and support from the Careers and Employability Service.

When achieving certain levels of volunteering hours, students will receive support from staff; outlining how their volunteering experience has enhanced their employability skills, developed their Graduate Attributes and how to use this to your advantage when talking to employers.

For more information and to log your volunteering hours, please visit the Kent Volunteering Scheme webpage. The deadline to submit your volunteering hours is midnight on Tuesday 18 May.

If you have any queries, please email studentvolunteering@kent.ac.uk

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Conversion Master’s Programmes – career focused PG courses

Did you know you can study a completely different subject at Postgraduate level? At Kent, we have a range of Conversion Master’s Programmes where you can learn new skills, improve your job prospects and prepare you for a career in a different discipline.

For example, we offer business, economics and computing programmes for students from an entirely different background, while our Master’s degrees in law or journalism develop your academic and professional skills in new areas. You can find out more here.

View our Conversion Master’s Courses

Other subject areas include:

The list includes some of our most popular conversion programmes but is not exhaustive; you can find more opportunities on the full online prospectus.

What is a conversion course?

Conversion courses are intensive postgraduate programmes that allow you to pursue a career which may differ to your undergraduate degree or if you’re looking to change your career path. They can be from 1-2 years depending on the programme and with full-time or part-time study options.

Whether you’re changing direction or honing your skills, stand out and specialise at University of Kent with career-focused postgraduate courses taught by expert academics. Tomorrow’s world is waiting.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Event, Thursday 20 May

Come along to talk to specialist academics and admissions staff about postgraduate study. You can also meet staff from the Graduate School, and get the latest funding information, including the loans for Master’s students.

Takes place online Thursday 20 May, 16.00-19.00

Book your place now.

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What’s on: 19-25 April

This week sees the launch of the KentVision portal and events to support your next steps including the Year In programmepostgraduate study, and your future career.

Kent Vision launch

The new KentVision student portal will now launch later this week. Learn about the new system and watch the video for tips on how to get the most from Kent Vision.

Events for you to try this week:

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Let us know what you think of these updates by emailing communications@kent.ac.uk

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Careers advice: Quick Advice and Careers Advisor appointments available

The Careers Team are still here to help you with career support and advice over the Easter break.

As well as career-focussed events for you to attend online, you can also book in for Quick Advice sessions which are 15 minutes and can cover CV, applications, cover letters, your LinkedIn profile or job-hunting advice.

If you need longer, you can book an appointment with a Careers Advisor to get more in-depth advice about your career.

Book a careers appointment now.

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Year In programme – deadline approaching for Finalists to apply!

Are you in your final year and thinking about your next steps? Have you considered completing a year learning a new subject? This is an initiative where students can broaden their degree experience by adding an additional year but in a different subject. You could obtain skills and experience in Computing, Data Analytics, a Language or Journalism.

Your additional year can be taken between stage 2 and 3, or after you have completed stage 3. The programme will be added to your degree title, letting employers know about your increased employability.

This is a real opportunity to learn about a completely different area and gain some industry skills, which employers value. The deadline for finalist students to apply for the Year In programme starting in September 2021, is Sunday 9 May, so get your application in soon!

For more information about Year In, please visit the website.