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Rudimental, Rochester Castle

Special discount for Rudimental (Sound System) concert

Rudimental (Sound System) with special guests Example and Mahalia will be performing on Wednesday, 10 July at the Rochester #CastleConcerts.

Rudimental will be performing a DJ set with live vocals and brass with:

  • Mark Crown playing the trumpet
  • Taurean Antonie Chagar playing the saxophone
  • Morgan Connie Smith and Bridget Amofah on vocals

Tickets are just £35 (down from £48.50).  Whether you’re a full or part-time student, or member of staff, simply select the student option at the checkout!  And please tell your friends.

Get your tickets now via Medway Tickets Live.

For more information, see the Castle Concerts webpages.

 

At the beach

Would you like more holiday time?

The University is offering a one-off opportunity for staff to purchase one week (pro rata for part-time staff) of additional leave which can be taken between July 2019 and June 2020.

The cost of buying the leave is the same as the reduction in salary would be for taking unpaid leave, but the advantage is that the cost is deducted from salary over 12 months, thereby spreading the cost throughout the year. Pension contributions are not affected.

The facility is available to professional service staff in grades 1 to 10 and professional and senior management staff, holding full-time or part-time contracts of employment either on an open-ended or fixed-term basis. Unfortunately, due to either contractual or operational constraints, some groups of staff are excluded from applying for this facility.

Full details of the facility can be found on the HR webpages.

This facility is mutually beneficial to both staff and the University by providing additional flexibility for employees whilst generating savings for the University through the deduction of salary.

Applications to purchase the additional leave, and requests to book the leave, are made through Staff Connect. Guidance on how to do this is available via Staff Connect. Scroll down to Additional Leave (purchased).

Runners

Summer membership is back! Half price offer coming this June

The sun is shining, the sea is calling your name – summertime is here!

Kent Sport wants to help you get more active with our popular 50% off summer membership offer, giving you the chance to experience Gold membership at Kent Sport for one-month at a time.

The summer membership offer provides unlimited access to modern sports facilities including the fitness suite, squash courts, outdoor facilities and entry to all fitness and dance classes. If you’re looking to get out in the sunshine, then Gold members can hire a range of high-quality bikes for free through the Kent Sport Cycle Hub. Or simply brush up on your tennis skills with our outdoor grass tennis courts.

Prices for 2019:

  • New for this year: the incredible staff rate of just £13 per month. That’s only 80p per day!
  • Juniors* (anyone in full-time education or 16 to 18 years old) pay just £29.
  • And those outside of the University get an all-access Gold membership for £37.

Summer membership is available for purchase from 1 June to 1 September 2019 inclusive and are for use for one month from purchase date. To purchase your membership, visit the Sports Centre or Pavilion receptions. For further details and terms and conditions, please visit kent.ac.uk/sports/membership. You can view the Kent Sport facility opening hours here.

*To apply for the junior rate please bring with you proof of full-time education (student card, etc.)

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Medals

Get £5 off entry to Hythe Bay Triathlon

Fancy having a go at a Triathlon? Ashford Tri Club is offering Kent students and staff £5 off entry to the Hythe Bay Triathlon on Sunday 19 May.

This very friendly local event is suitable for beginners and experienced triathletes: it features a 250m pool swim, 15km bike leg from Hythe to Folkestone and back, and a scenic 5km run along Hythe promenade.

More information is on the Ashford Tri Club website.

Register online and use code KENT195 to get the £5 discount.

Garage Coffee at the Gulbenkian

Speciality coffee to launch at Gulbenkian

From 30 April, Gulbenkian will be working with Canterbury based Garage Coffee to bring their ethically-sourced, delicious coffee to their café.

The Cafe will be serving their delicious house blend Maypole and a selection of single origin filter coffees. Importantly for Gulbenkian and the team behind Garage Coffee, they ensure that any coffee they produce comes from farms where workers are paid a good rate for their beans. They only use importers who deal with these speciality farms, which means that they know that the farmers are getting paid, on average, around 25% more than the fair-trade rate.

The Cafe will also be serving a fabulous array of loose leaf teas, expertly blended by Debonair Tea, a family-run tea business in Kent.

James and Alice from Team Garage Coffee will be on site on 30 April, so please come up to the café and say hi, have a chat to them about coffee and take your first look at this fantastic new addition to the speciality coffee scene in Kent!

EIRA microfinance

All about EIRA Microfinance 2019

Current students and graduates from the last three years can now apply for up to £3000 to take their start-up business ideas forward.

Through the EIRA project, this microfinance opportunity supports innovative start-ups in their earliest stages, helping to get ideas developed and tested. Applicants must produce a short video pitch (up to 3 minutes) and submit a written application too, the deadline for applications will be midnight on Sunday 30 June. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to pitch to a review panel in the summer.

What is EIRA Microfinance?

EIRA are providing £3000 seed funding to students who have businesses or starting-up businesses. Th funding is provided by EIRA to help accelerate your business, their aim is to help start-ups to progress.

How do I enter?

You will need to fill out the application form attached. where you will answer key questions about your business.

You will need to submit a three minute video pitch, which introduces us to your business. The video should be submitted privately so ensure if you do it on YouTube that you make it as a private video as to prevent public view.

Criteria

The scheme is available to current students or graduates within the last 3 years of all EIRA partner institutions.

The student must have started a business that has a business bank account. EIRA Microfinance Grants can only be paid into a business bank account.

Applicants will have to demonstrate their right to work in the UK

Applications relating to the EIRA themes of Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology and Digital Creative, or where there is potential for the business to grow in the East of England, will be prioritised for funding.

Eliot College bedroom

Short-stay accommodation available during exams

Do you commute to Canterbury Campus and have an exam you don’t want to be late for?

Then why not consider staying on campus in Eliot College. Reduce stress and have more time to concentrate on studying with no need to worry about driving home late at night or missing an exam because of traffic, train strikes or other travel delays outside your control.

Living in a corridor of up to eight other short-stay students, all rooms are self-catered singles with bedding and towels provided. Rooms are £20 a night with a minimum of a two-night stay required to book.

You can find out more or book online on our Accommodation webpages.

If you have any questions please email: holidays@kent.ac.uk

Short-stay student accommodation now available in Eliot College

Do any of your students commute to the Canterbury Campus? We now have short-stay accommodation in Eliot College available for students living off-campus to book online.

This accommodation package is ideal for anyone worrying about getting to campus and missing an exam because of traffic or other travel delays outside their control, or for students who want more time to concentrate on studying without traveling home late at night. Rooms are £20 a night, with a minimum of a two night stay required to book.

Students will live in a corridor of up to eight other short stay students, all rooms are self-catered singles and have bedding and towels provided. Find out more.

Short-stay accommodation in Eliot College is only available for Kent students, however don’t forget that we also have year-round visitor accommodation available in Beverley Farmhouse next to Canterbury Innovation Centre, ideal for guests who want to stay on campus for the duration of their visit.

If you have any questions please email: holidays@kent.ac.uk

Half price on one-month Kent Sport memberships this April

Our popular one-month membership offer is back, but with a twist – ALL Gold Kent Sport memberships are half price!

From 1 April to 30 April 2019 inclusive, you and your friends and family can enjoy a wide range of activities for half the usual price of Gold public membership at Kent Sport.

Staff can get membership for just £13 – that’s just 80p per day. Juniors (anyone in full-time education or 16-18 years old) pay just £29. And those outside of the University get an all-access Gold membership for £37.

The spring membership offer provides unlimited access to modern sports facilities including the fitness suite, squash courts, all outdoor facilities and entry to all fitness and dance classes. If you’re looking to explore the campus, and maybe further, then Gold members can also hire a range of high-quality bikes for free through the Kent Sport Cycle Hub.

To purchase your membership, visit the Sports Centre or Pavilion receptions from Monday 1 April. Membership is available to purchase and use until the 30 April 2019 only. For further details and terms and conditions, please visit kent.ac.uk/sports/membership. You can view the Kent Sport facility opening hours here.

*To apply for the junior rate please bring with you proof of full-time education (student card, etc.)

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