Category Archives: Medway Student

Language Express

Learn a new language with Language Express

The Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) is running evening classes, catering for a variety of different abilities.

Courses include up to ten of the most popular languages, including:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Modern Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Choose from either the 20-week courses, starting in October or 10-week courses, starting in January.

Visit the CEWL website to find out more and to book.


Hub students Daniella and Saga

Kent students to compete at international entrepreneurship competition

On Thursday 17th August, two Hub students will be travelling to Virginia, USA, to compete in the Virginia tech KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Each year the University of Kent selects a student, or a team of students, to compete at the Virginia Tech University in the USA along with students from 14 other countries. These students all have one thing in common: a great business idea.

The University of Kent represents the UK to compete in this prestigious competition with other countries including Ecuador, France and Australia. Students pitch their business ideas with the chance to win $25,000 and the title of ‘Global Entrepreneurship Champion’.

The University of Kent’s entry this year is “ToDo”- the business idea of students Daniella Golden and Saga Rad. ToDo is an online platform for collaborative environmental volunteering with a connected webshop.

Daniella and Saga put forward a business idea for the University of Kent Big Ideas Competition, run as part of the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise. The duo were selected to receive comprehensive mentoring to prepare for the Global Entrepreneurship Champion Competition and free workspace at the University’s business incubation and support unit.

Daniella and Saga will be presenting their business idea at 20.35 (BST) On Thursday 24th August You can support our student entry and watch live here.

If you have a business idea or would like to find out more about how the University supports students looking to start-up a business please email email us.

When will I get my timetable?

Here’s when you can expect to receive your timetable for 2017-18…

Stage 0 and 1 students

Stage 0 and 1 timetables will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2016.

Stage 2 and 3 students

Stage 2 and 3 timetables will be on the Student Guide during the week starting Monday 11 September.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate timetables will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017.

Resits students

If you had to resit an exam over the summer your timetable might be delayed. Your timetable will be on the Student Guide by Friday 22 September 2017 at the latest.

Important – check your timetable regularly!

Continue to go back and check your timetable regularly for updates including other events.

Got a question?

Read our timetabling FAQs.

Welcome Week at Medway

Once you have registered make sure you get involved in all that Welcome Week (or as some people call it, ‘week 0’) has to offer.

This week is a helpful introduction to the University and its services, including the Library and your students’ union, getting you ready for when teaching starts on 25 September 2017.

Even if you’re not living in University accommodation you still need to attend Welcome Week.

Get the most from Welcome Week and make sure you…

  • Go to the Welcome Fair on Wednesday 20 SeptemberThis is your opportunity to find out more about all the societies and sports teams you can join. You can also pick up a few freebies from local businesses.
  • Attend your school’s induction events. School induction events are a great opportunity to meet fellow students studying similar courses to you, while discovering the wide range of support services provided by your school. Contact your school for more information.
  • Take the Library tour. When studying at university the library will be a key resource, so it’s important you know how to use all the services and where to go for help.
  • Check out all the events happening at Medway

International student?

As well as all the Welcome Week activities, there’s a special welcome programme for international students.

Postgraduate student?

If you’re a postgraduate student there are a range of induction events designed specifically for you, as well as the general Welcome Week events everyone can attend.

New Leverhulme-funded project on mindfulness

The Leverhulme Trust has just awarded a research grant for a project entitled ‘Beyond Personal Wellbeing: Mapping the Social Production of Mindfulness in England and Wales’, for which Richard King, Professor of Buddhist and Asian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, is co-investigator.

Mindfulness is now being employed not only as a therapy, but also to ensure national well-being, happiness, and flourishing; productivity, performance, and efficiency; sustainability, creativity and activism. But what does the exponential rise of mindfulness tell us about the social world in which we are currently living?

Beginning in October 2017, the project will investigate mindfulness provision in England and Wales, looking at the increasing availability of mindfulness practice, specifically in the fields of health and well-being, education, business, politics, and religion.

Richard has recently given a Think Kent lecture on mindfulness, entitled ‘Mindfulness and the Buddhist Tradition’.

The project is led by Dr Steven Stanley (University of Cardiff). Richard is co-investigator alongside Dr Alp Arat (British Sociological Association) and Dr Peter Hemming (University of Cardiff).

For more details of Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants, please see their website.

August Exams 2017 – dates, venues and more

Exam Period:
3rd – 17th August 2017

Timetable release: July 2017
Please log into your Student Data System to view your timetable

Registering for resits:
Exam results state whether exams or coursework need to be resat / re-submitted. All resit candidates are automatically allocated a seat in the exam hall – there is no need to register.
If you have passed a module, you cannot request or opt to resit this. The credit framework clearly specifies that degree classifications are to be based on the original mark achieved (or the capped mark if the module was resat).

Resit fees:
Fees for resit examinations taken on campus, or resubmission of coursework
• One Module £65.00;
• two Modules £130.00;
• three or more Modules £195.00;
• a different fee applies for students taking overseas resits (see
You will have received an email with information on how to make payment. This is done via the online store.
Any outstanding fees will be added to your student account.

Resit Exam Venues:

Canterbury Exam Venues:

Medway Exam Venues:

The sports halls in the Sports Centre Pilkington Building
Gillingham Building

Adapted Arrangements Venues:

Adapted Arrangements Venues:

Keynes Seminar Rooms 11-17 Gillingham Building
KSA 1 – Keynes College

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

Absence from a resit exam:
Candidates must be available for August resits if required; concessions cannot be considered for those who cannot sit due to holiday, travel or other personal arrangements.
If you are not intending to attend your resit please inform us in writing in advance at . Failure to do so will mean you will still be charged the resit fee.

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 – All electronic devices are prohibited from exam venues. Any device brought into an exam venue will be reported to your school.
• Bags and coats
• Food (Unless permission given prior)
• Any drink other than water

If you have any questions please contact us:

Innovative Models and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference 2017

On Saturday 2 September The Tizard Centre will be holding the Innovative Models and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference 2017  in the Sibson Building. This will include a range of talks and sessions for delegates to participate in, a short film “This is Me” from Square Pegs drama group, networking with like-minded people and professorial inaugural talks by Prof Rachel Forrester-Jones and Prof Julie Beadle-Brown.

The Conference runs from 09.30 – 16.15 hrs and aims to bring together all updated research on intellectual and developmental disabilities. The day is aimed at professionals working in this area, Tizard Practitioner Network members and people with a personal interest in intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For full details and programme for the event can be found at the Conference website, where you can also register online.

Freedom of speech within the law

The University has a code of practice that underpins its commitment to freedom of speech within the law.  The code is available on the policies and procedures page of the University’s governance website.  This code replaces a previous version that had been put in place to meet the requirements of the Education Act 1986.

The aims of the code are: to provide guidance on freedom of speech within the law; to ensure that any restrictions are kept to a minimum; and to outline measures that might be put in place to support freedom of speech in circumstances where there may be concerns about the maintenance of order or health and safety.

Annex A of the code sets out procedures for student and Kent Union bookings.

An annual report of the operation of the code is submitted to Council every year. The report for 2015-16 is available here.