Category Archives: Medway Student

Reminder of Campus Shuttle changes and benefits of service

We hope you are enjoying the changes to the Campus Shuttle. The changes were made based on results from the shuttle survey, completed by over 450 students and staff. Summary of the changes:

  • Passengers can now board the Campus Shuttle at Liberty Quays for travel to Pembroke campus and the Dockyard (Western Avenue)
  • To allow for passenger boarding time without losing the hourly service, the shuttle now only stops once on the Canterbury campus, at Keynes bus stop
  • The service no longer stops at Darwin bus stop
  • The on-the-hour timetable continues with some changes to peak travel times to improve reliability
  • Change of route: Keynes- Liberty Quays- Dockyard (Western Avenue)- Pembroke- Dockyard (Western Avenue)- Liberty Quays- Keynes
  • The new booking system allows you to book a seat on the day
  • There are two new, larger Campus Shuttle vehicles (53 and 34 seaters) wrapped with a University of Kent design

There are other benefits of the service, the Campus Shuttle:

  • is a free, regular service
  • runs on weekdays and weekends
  • has on-board Wi-Fi
  • has on-board USB charging points
  • new booking system is mobile-friendly

If you would like to provide feedback on the Campus Shuttle please contact TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk

EU and UK flags

Latest Brexit information

As part of the University’s preparations for Brexit, a suite of webpages is now available for current and prospective students, staff and researchers.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/brexit

Whilst we are still unclear of the UK’s position regarding its exit from the EU, we aim to continue to provide the latest support and guidance to our students and staff. These pages will be updated with the latest information as more details become available.

Also included are examples of how the University is informing the Brexit debate through its series of academic expert comments and guest lectures amongst other activity.

The pages include contributions from our Academic Division, Human Resources, Research Services and Corporate Communications teams. Kent Union has also provided additional advice for EU students.

MSc Computer Science conversion course

Graduating this year and not sure what to do next?

Want to improve your skills through further study?

Have an interest in technology?

Come along to the Postgraduate Open Event to find out more about the MSc Computer Science conversion course. Open to students from any degree.

Visit the School of Computing stand at the Postgraduate Open Event on Tuesday 5 March, 17.00-19.00, Darwin Conference Suite

Further details can be found online.

 

Dr Bike Medway

Dr Bike free bicycle check-up (Medway)

Fancy getting your bike checked over for free? Visit Dr Bike on Thursday 21 February outside the Student Hub from 11.30-14.30.

Dr Bike are trained bicycle mechanics who regularly come onto campus to check and adjust your bike for free. The service is available to University of Kent and University of Greenwich students and staff.

Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.

For more information visit our Dr Bike webpage

If you do not own a bike, check out the Rent & Ride cycle hire scheme.

New issue of University magazine out now

The winter/spring issue of the University magazine is out now.

Features in this edition include:

  • Visiting and revisiting the Western Front 1919-1939, by Professor Mark Connelly
  • On top of the scrapheap? Youth unemployment and the link to health and wellbeing, by Dr Olena Nizalova
  • Staff profile – Lorraine Spence, Security Officer
  • Student profile – Selena Snoding, Apprentice at Pfizer
  • University and community news, and more!

Canterbury: You can currently pick up a copy from the Gulbenkian and the Sports Centre (Templeman Library coming soon).

Medway: Copies of the magazine will be available from the Deep End foyer from Friday afternoon.

Alternatively, if you’d like to be sent a copy in the internal mail, please email your name and location to Chris Wenham: c.wenham-455@kent.ac.uk

You can also take a look at the latest magazine online on the Alumni webpages.

Work has already started on the winter 2018 issue of the magazine, but if you’ve got ideas for it, please contact the Editorial Board via c.wenham-455@kent.ac.uk

Train to teach English as a foreign language at Kent

CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an internationally recognised qualification, allowing you to teach English to adults in the UK and abroad. The Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) runs an intensive CELTA training course starting on 17 June 2019.

At the end of the course you will have the chance to meet representatives from local language schools.

If you’d like to know more about teaching English abroad, come along to a talk – “Get Ready to Teach and Work Abroad” – which the CELTA course tutor will be giving on 27 February as part of the Hums for Hire employability events.

Find out more about CELTA and apply.

Can you train your brain?

Researchers in the School of Psychology are looking for participants aged between 25 and 40 or 65 and 80 years old to take part in our exciting research testing whether ‘brain training’ really works. This project is led by Prof Heather Ferguson, and is funded by a large European Research Council grant.

The research team uses a range of questionnaires and computer tasks to find out whether cognitive and social skills can be enhanced through training, and how these training effects might change at different ages.

As a thank-you, participants receive £50 cash, a small gift, and be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses!

To find out more please email us at braintraining@kent.ac.uk

Dido and Aeneas: University Cecilian Choir, Sinfonia and soloists this Friday

The tragic story of the doomed love of the Queen of Carthage for the Trojan prince comes to Colyer-Fergusson Hall this Friday, in a performance featuring student and staff musicians in the University Cecilian Choir, String Sinfonia and soloists.

The role of Dido will be sung by postgraduate Law student and Music Performance Scholar, Helen Sotillo, and the semi-staged hour-long performance of Purcell’s enduringly-popular chamber opera will be prefaced by live music on the foyer-stage and costumed courtiers presiding over the foyer from 6.30pm as the audience arrives.

Tickets are £10 full price and £5 for students; join the Music Department and musicians from across the University as the curtain rises this Friday at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online.

Study Plus

Study Plus courses

Have you signed up for a FREE Study Plus workshop yet?

KE051 ‘Writing and Directing Feature Length Fiction for Cinema: “The Selfish Giant”, a case study’ is an interactive workshop, which will give you an introduction to writing and directing a film from initial idea through to completion and exhibition.

If you’re thinking of signing up for a language as a wild module, or just want to have a go at learning a new language, choose from four taster sessions, all suitable for complete beginners:

Arabic Taster session- (KE181)

Japanese Taster session (KE182)

Mandarin Taster session (KE183)

Russian Taster session (KE184)

You’ll also find a range of woodland craft workshops, such as Coppicing, and Brash Fence Building (KE060, KE061, KE072, KE160, KE161)

Don’t miss out: Book your place via the Workshops page in SDS.

For more information and to see all of the courses on offer, please visit the Study Plus website.

FA People’s Cup at the University of Kent

Kent Sport are proud to be hosting the FA People’s Cup on Thursday 14 February at the Pavilion from 18.00-22.00 .The FA People’s Cup is a free five-a-side knockout competition that gives everyone of any ability the chance to play in their version of the FA Cup. University of Kent students can enter online:

UoK male: https://fapeoplescup.thefa.com/Book?sessionId=2975
UoK Female: https://fapeoplescup.thefa.com/Book?sessionId=2976

Entry requirements:

• No British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Football or Futsal players registered for the 2018/19 season are permitted to enter the competition in the University Male category

• Two BUCS Football or Futsal players are permitted per team in the University Female category

• Attend university of round 1 host

• No mixed gender teams

To find out more about the FA People’s Cup visit BBC Inspired https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/30657513