Category Archives: Medway

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Sexual Assault Responders required for Medway Campus

Student Support and Wellbeing are looking to recruit staff to the Sexual Assault Responder (SAR) team at Medway.

The role of the Sexual Assault Responder is to provide immediate support to victims of serious sexual assault or rape at the Canterbury and Medway campuses out of hours (between 17.00 and 9.00) and at weekends. Currently we are only recruiting SARs for the Medway Campus.

Full training is provided, and SARs operate on a rota system. The role is to provide advice and guidance to victims of serious sexual assault or rape with regards to aftercare support procedures. The role is NOT a counselling role.

SARs receive a £100 remuneration for joining the team and completing the training, and receive £70 for the first hour of a call out, with time and a half for subsequent hours. Any transport costs are also reimbursed.

A Sexual Assault Responder must meet the following criteria:

•       Be a University of Kent member of staff

•       Be able to access the University of Kent Medway campuses within 45 minutes of receiving a phone call from Campus Security out of hours (considering the accessibility of a staff member’s usual mode of transportation when accessing the University)

•       Attend a training session

•       Have the permission of their line manager to register for the role of SAR.

For more information, to request a role description, or to express an interest in becoming a SAR, please contact Becky Wyatt in Student Support and Wellbeing .

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Brush up your language skills or learn British Sign Language

Kent staff are eligible for reduced fees on the eight ‘Language Express’ world language courses run by the Centre for English and World Languages.  You can choose from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish at Canterbury, or French and Japanese at Medway.

The fees for staff are £269 for 40 hours of classes during the autumn and spring terms. Courses start in October and most classes take place in the evening.

As a member of staff, you can apply for 50% funding towards the course fees, whether or not the language studied is relevant to your role at the University. You may be awarded 100% funding if the language studied is directly linked to your current role.  Please apply for funding via Learning and Organisational Development

CEWL also offers Level One  and Level Two British Sign Language courses. The fees are £458 and £680.  Please note that the funding does not apply to these two courses.

Find out more and book your place on the CEWL website

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Hello Kent welcome campaign update

Every year we run our welcome campaign for new and returning students.

This year the welcome campaign is a joint University and Kent Union project and is part of the Hello Kent initiative, an outcome of the Welcome, Induction and Transition project commissioned by Student Experience Board.

The campaign will feature on buses and bus stops, buildings and poster sites, e-newsletters and digital screens as well as t-shirts worn by helpers and even a Hello Kent tent run by Kent Union.

The main welcome website, which includes advice blogs and events, is now live:

Hello Kent branded images and templates for posters and plasma screens are now available to download from the branding website

Schools will receive printed Hello Kent marketing packs over the next few days.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact



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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.

Follow  @UniKent_CSAO on twitter


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University of Kent Wellbeing Zone Hub

Summer might be the ideal time to focus on our health and wellbeing needs.  The University is still busy but some of the pressures of the processes of the Academic Year have reduced giving staff an opportunity to take a breath, pause and consider their own needs.

Signing up to the University of Kent Staff Wellbeing Zone is exactly what you need to help you focus on your own wellbeing needs:

  • It has a simple Wellbeing Assessment Tool
  • Guidance in how to formulate wellbeing goals
  • Exercise and Diet programmes to follow that have been put together to work
  • Recipes to tempt you to eat more healthily
  • Lots and lots of informative articles on all aspects of wellbeing:
    • Health Eating
    • Activity
    • Alcohol intake
    • Mental Health
    • Meditation

It’s all completely confidential and free.  And you can connect it to other fitness trackers or wearables that you already use.

You don’t need to register; simply hit the Log In button and use the university login.

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Medway Festival of Learning and Teaching 2019

The Universities at Medway fifth annual festival of learning, teaching and assessment, entitled ‘Developing a culture of student engagement’, will take place on Thursday 12 September at the Medway Campus, Pilkington Building Room 008 from 09.30-14.30. The Festival is free to attend but you must book your place before 6 September by completing the online booking form.

Our keynote speaker will be Professor Colin Bryson.  His talk will be complemented by 17 presentations from colleagues from all three universities.  The programme and details of parallel sessions is available on the festival webpage.

This year’s theme is on student engagement.  It is a consistently strong theme that runs through the sector and is a priority for all three universities and their partner colleges.

The Annual Medway Festival aims to promote, share and celebrate our collective practices across all three universities and their partner colleges based at Medway to benefit all students studying at Medway.  Although our primary focus is the development of the Medway Campus, staff from Canterbury are most welcome to attend.

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.”

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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.