Category Archives: Medway Student

Sports Ready Clinic

University of Kent’s Sports Ready Clinic

Here at the University of Kent’s Sports Ready Clinic, based at Medway Park Sports Centre, our 2nd and 3rd year Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation students provide our services under the supervision of vastly experienced therapists.

Through the use of our state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques we can reduce your pain (sporting and non-sporting injuries) and aid your recovery time, as well as offering advice on how to prevent future injuries. 


  • Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation (Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment and a Personalised Rehabilitation Plan)
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sports Massage
  • Alter-G session.


  • 1-hour £20
  • 30-minutes £15

Discounts are available for Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention and Sports massage (excluding Alter-G session):

  • FREE for University of Kent SSES staff & students.
  • 50% discount for University of Kent staff & students (non SSES).
  • 25% discount for family of University of Kent staff & students.
  • 25% discount for University of Kent Alumni. 

Specialist Equipment: 

  • Alter-G Treadmill, an anti-gravity machine that helps us get you back to walking/running quicker after injury or surgery.
  • Gait Analysis, using the RX scanner and Gwalk can enable us to adapt your technique if needed. 

Clients who have recently used the Alter-G Treadmill include: 

  • Men’s 1st Team players from Gillingham Fc and Ebbsfleet United Fc, recovering from surgery. 
  • A female Para triathlete training for the World Championships in Switzerland in August.
  • Lastly, a young man with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a nervous system degeneration condition resulting in him being a wheelchair user. Using the Alter-G, he can walk and maintain the strength in his legs. 

For more information about our opening times or to book please contact us below:

Phone: 01634 888137   


 Book Online here.

 Visit our Website.

Buddy Scheme

Join the Kent Union Buddy Scheme

University can be the best time of your life, but sometimes we all need a little helping hand.

The Buddy Scheme is a peer to peer non-academic support scheme co-ordinated by Kent Union that helps students through university life at Kent.

Buddy Volunteers act as a ‘go to’ for students who have worries or questions about the University or University life.

The Buddy Scheme runs lots of regular events and trips and also signposts to other activities on offer across the Union, University and Student Groups.

Our Buddy volunteers are here for you! Sign up here!

Exam hall

August exams 2019

My timetable

1 August – 15 August 2019

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

What time should I arrive?

Morning exams begin at 9.30, you should arrive 15 minutes early.

Where is my exam venue?

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

What should I bring?

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

What can I do with my mobile phone?

You are permitted to bring the following small items into the exam venue:

Mobile phones, smartwatches, headphones, keys and wallets.

You must place these under your desks and ensure all electronic items are switched off.

Electronic items that are concealed from invigilators or make any sound during your exam (ringing, text notifications, alarms etc) will be reported to your school.

NO Bag Room

There will be NO bag room available to students. Please avoid bringing a bag by leaving this at home or in your car.

NO bags are allowed in exam halls.

Resit fee payments

You will have already received an email explaining how to make payment for your resits via the online store.

The deadline to pay via the online store is Monday 29 July. After this date, any unpaid fees will be added to your student account.

Please note that students who are absent from a resit (without notifying us in writing prior to the start of the examination period at are still liable to pay fee.

Please note that all students taking exams are required to read the University Regulations for the conduct of examinations.

If you have, any questions please contact Canterbury: or Medway:

See Exams webpage for more information.

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James Merrington Caroline Li and Professor Ian McLoughlin

Prizes awarded to Computing graduates

At the Medway graduation on 9 July, Professor Ian McLoughlin presented the prizes to the 2019 graduates who had excelled in academic achievements or contribution to the life of the School.

Computer Science Project Prize: James Merrington

“James is a self-driven and highly motivated individual. He used industry standard throughout the development of his final year project, InsomiApp, a cross-platform sleep-tracking app and website. He delivered excellent contributions to all areas of the project and acquired knowledge beyond what was taught.”

School of Computing Prize: Anthony Ip

“Anthony has a consistent track record of excellence throughout his degree program. In his final year, Anthony has made solid contributions to his final year project. In doing so, he produced highly commendable work and garnered praise from his teachers and his peers.”

School of Computing FIVIUM Placement Prize: Ekta Ahira

“Ekta produced an outstanding report about her experience at General Electric, where she worked as a Project Manager for their Oil & Gas business based in Aberdeen. The report gave a lively and reflective account of the challenges faced, and the personal learning that she experienced.”

School of Computing KITC Prize: Chris Lam

“Chris is an extremely hard working and committed consultant. He played a pivotal role in all of the projects that he was involved in, and built great rapport with his clients and colleagues alike. This award recognises not only Chris’ talents, but the effort that he put in to develop and hone these skills over his time in the KITC.”

School of Computing Contribution Prize: Anthony Ip

“As a Computing workshop assistant during the last two years Anthony has been enthusiastic and helpful to other students. He is a highly reliable team member and has willingly taken on extra sessions to cover for others when they are not available.”

School of Computing Careers & Employability Prize: Ed East

“Ed did his year in industry at SAP, a multinational software manufacturer and took every opportunity available to network and improve his skills. On his return to university he was keen to spread the word about the advantages of the year in industry to other students, becoming Employability Ambassador for the School of Computing. He helped raise the profile of the School by writing blogs and profiles and taking part in videos about his year in industry and experiences at Kent, as well as promoting the opportunities available to students at open days and applicant days.”

Bothered and bewildered poster.

Tickets on sale- Kent Players ‘Bothered & Bewildered’ play

The University of Kent Players are proud to present Gail Young’s ‘Bothered & Bewildered’ this September.

The play will be performed at 7.30 on the 5-7 September at the Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB.

Tickets are now on sale via the Gulbenkian website, in person at the Gulbenkian ticket office, or over the phone 01227 769075.

Bothered & Bewildered is a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body. As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer’s, Irene’s past passion for romantic fiction blurs with reality. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion Barbara Cartland (Irene’s favourite and now deceased world famous romantic novelist) how best to write her ‘memory book’, disclosing to Barbara long kept family secrets that she would never reveal to anyone else.

Medway graduations- watch live on YouTube

Medway graduations are tomorrow (9 July 2019) at the beautiful Rochester Cathedral.

If you have any family or friends who can’t make it, they can still tune in and watch live on the Kent YouTube channel:

·         10.30 ceremony:

·         14.30 ceremony:

For more information about graduation and how to access three years of career advice once you’ve graduated, visit the Student Guide graduation webpages.


Applications open for 2019/20 GOLD Programme

We are delighted to invite Kent students to apply for this year’s Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme.  The programme is a co-curricular venture, designed to fit around your academic studies.  It provides a framework of activities for globally-minded undergraduate students at Kent to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness. 

There are 5 components which can be completed throughout the academic year. Benefits include:

•            Employability Points awarded per activity

•            Certificate of recognition and personal reference from the Dean for Internationalisation

•            Recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report

•            Practical event & project management experience

•            A chance for you to record your international skill development in the Kent Global Passport.

For further details please see our website. 

 Deadline to apply is 30th September 2019.

Kent Hospitality’s June PRIDE Award Winner

Lizzie Arbus, a Chargehand for Kent Hospitality is the winner of the June Pride Award. The Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award recognised Lizzie as an ‘active and supportive member of the team’ and specifically her ‘swift action’ in resolving a problem that occurred in a student flat.

Lizzie’s nomination noted how she went ‘above and beyond to help support [the students] giving advice, reassuring them and contacting the relevant people in order to quickly come up with a resolution’.

Another extract from her nomination read ‘I would like to thank Lizzie for her help and support on this day and week, having just returned from annual leave and getting straight into dealing with this issue in the absence of her supervisor and managers. Great job.’

Any Kent Hospitality staff (permanent or casual) may be nominated from Canterbury and Medway campuses. The award is given in March, June, September/October and December with each winner receiving £100 of shopping vouchers, a certificate and a Pride pin badge.

It’s really easy to nominate a member of the Kent Hospitality team for a Pride Award. Just visit the Pride website and complete our online form.

The closing date for the next Pride Award is Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 12 noon.

April McMahon

New appointment for Professor April McMahon

Professor April McMahon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, is leaving the University of Kent to take up a new appointment as Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students at the University of Manchester.

Commenting on Professor McMahon’s new role, our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox said: ‘April joined the University in 2016 and since that time has had a considerable and hugely positive impact on the student experience here at Kent. As a member of the Executive Group, she has been a strong advocate for students and ensured that they have remained at the forefront of all our decision-making.’

Professor McMahon will take up her new role on 1 October. The University will consider interim arrangements while looking to recruit a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education.

Island with small boat in the surrounding water

Kaitlyn Regehr comments on Love Island in iNews

Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies, featured in article published in iNews this week, published on 25 June 2019.

The article, entitled ‘Love Island Shows How Men Use Female Sexuality to Increase Their Own Social Capital’ and written by Ruchira Sharma, explores how the reality TV show demonstrates the way that some men use ‘locker room talk’ to boast about themselves and objectify women.

The article cites a particular example from Love Island, where contestant Tom Walker bragged about his own conquests while belittling fellow contestant Maura Higgins. The piece draws upon Kaitlyn’s expertise in digital and modern culture and its impact on gender.

‘I think this is very telling as it shows how normalised this behaviour is,’ explains Kaitlyn in the article. ‘The fact that he continued this banter while he knows she’s there shows that it’s not about her – it’s about his own capital within this group of men.’

Read the full article