Category Archives: Student Guide

Online module registration (OMR) extended

Online Module Registration (OMR) EXTENDED to 12pm, Monday 26 March 2018

Don’t miss your opportunity to pick the modules you want to study next year

Extended to 12pm, Monday 26 March, if you’re a stage one or two student, you must choose the modules you want to study in 2018/19.

You will need to log into your SDS to submit your choices.

Guidance available here

OMR is not first come first served, but you must ensure that you have submitted your selections by Monday 26 March in order to give you the best opportunity to register for your preferred choice of module.

If you have any questions please contact us

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Richard Whitman

Professor Richard Whitman appointed to Research Excellence Framework sub-panel

Congratulations to Professor Richard Whitman, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Global Europe Centre, on his appointment to Research Excellence Framework (REF) Sub-panel 19, Politics and International Studies, which has been announced by HEFCE today.

The full list of members of the sub-panel are available at the REF website.

This is excellent news for the School and in addition to the recognition of Professor Whitman as a leading scholar in the discipline, it represents an acknowledgement that Kent deserves a place within the REF evaluation process. This goal has been at the centre of the School’s REF Strategy since 2014 and is a testament to its enhanced external profile and the quality of research being conducted within the School.



Through the Lens Festival of Photography

School of Music and Fine Art MA student Steve Kilmartin has organized an exhibition called Through The Lens –  Festival of Photography, running from 31st August to 8th September.

Held at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings, East Sussex,  this magical festival is for any photographer, photo-enthusiast, keen amateur or anyone who wants to see the world through a different lens. Offering a mix of world-class guest speakers, with new emerging photographic talent exhibiting alongside well-established photographers,  viewers can see contemporary photography and reportage all under one roof.

There is also an opportunity to submit photographic work – closing date for submissions is 1st July. Visit the festival website for more information.

Student accommodation

Summer housekeeping staff vacancies

We are recruiting team members for Kent Hospitality summer housekeeping for Canterbury campus accommodation, who are available to work between 4 June and 16 September 2018. We will offer a minimum of 80 hours per month during this period. Successful candidates will need to be flexible regarding working days and hours, additional hours may be available.

Rates are:

  • £8.46 p/hr 16 – 24 years old
  • £8.97 p/hr 25 years and over (Living Wage)

Some weekend working is required; you must be available to work on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Complete an online contract and return this by 17 May 2018.
  • Attend a three hour Health and Safety induction in the week commencing 21 May 2018.

For the health, safety and welfare of staff and conference guests, all successful applicants will be required to attend a health and safety induction. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the required level of understanding in all areas covered in the training. Any staff not achieving the required standard will not be permitted to work.

  • Start working in the week commencing 4 June 2018 (minimum of two shifts for training).

If you think this summer vacancy is for you, please complete our online questionnaire:

Closing date for applications: 10 May 2018 (or earlier if we receive a large number of applications).

The Kent Hospitality HR department will then email you by Tuesday 15 May to let you know whether or not your application has been successful. Please do not contact the Kent Hospitality HR department to check the status of your application, as they will be unable to answer individual enquiries.

Student exam accommodation

Exam accommodation now available at Liberty Quays

Do you commute to Medway Campus? Then why not consider staying in a University of Kent room at Liberty Quays for the duration of your exams. Reduce stress and have more time to concentrate on studying with no need to worry about missing an exam as a result of traffic, train strikes or other travel delays outside your control.

All rooms are single en-suite rooms in flats with other students also taking exams. You will be supplied with a duvet; pillow; bed linen and towels. Kitchens will have basic items supplied for you to prepare simple meals, or you can take advantage of our catered package.

Choose from a room only package available from £110.00 for four nights or our catered package available from £150.00 for four nights.

Rooms can now be booked online up to six weeks in advance. For further information please visit the event’s registration page  or contact:

Music and science come together in Colyer-Fergusson on 23 March

Live music and science come together this Friday (23 March), as the continuing Cellular Dynamics project explores links between choral music and cutting-edge research from the School of Biosciences.

Find out more and book.

The centrepiece of the concert is Ola Gjeilo’s colourful and popular ‘Sunrise Mass,’ performed by the University Cecilian Choir and String Sinfonia, which will be accompanied by live image- and video-projections curated by Dr Dan Lloyd. The hour-long performance is prefaced by short choral works by Whitacre, Stanford and Sir John Tavener, creating a meditative atmosphere in which to experience a range of film and photography drawn from the School of Bioscience’s latest research.

The performance starts at 19.30 in Colyer-Fergusson Hall; find out more about the Cellular Dynamics project online.

Image credit: School of Biosciences

National Archives Accreditation awarded to Special Collections and Archives

Information Services’ Special Collections & Archives team are proud to have been awarded Archive Service Accreditation from the National Archive.

On Monday 19 March our accreditation was officially recognised by the National Archives’ Director of Public Engagement Caroline Ottaway-Searle and Sector Development Manager Hannah Jones.

This accreditation, from the UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. The standard looks at an organisation’s ability to develop, care for, and provide access to its collections, bringing the total number archive services achieving this to 104 nationwide.

‘We are delighted to have received accredited status from The National Archives, this is a fantastic achievement and recognition nationally for our service and teams delivering it. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that the University of Kent’s Special Collections and Archives met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing, in the care of our unique collections and what the service offers to our entire range of users.’ Karen Brayshaw, Special Collections and Archives Manager, University of Kent.

The University of Kent’s Special Collections & Archives manage the University of Kent’s unique and distinctive collections so that they are preserved and accessible for the benefit of teaching, scholarship and society. Located in the Templeman Library on the Canterbury campus they collect, curate, and manage material which supports the University’s research and teaching.

The collections, numbering over 150, are open to everyone, whether for personal interest or academic research including these specialisms:

  • the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive and popular and comic performance from the Victorian era to the present, including pantomime, melodrama and variety works
  • the British Cartoon Archive and other cartoon artwork and publications, particularly satirical works
  • the history of the University of Kent and the local area
  • photographs, scrapbooks, engineer records, and published books relating to wind and watermills
  • collections of 20th century prose and poetry first editions.
This event is the first of a series, celebrating 50 years of the Templeman Library during Our Templeman Library Celebration Week 19-23 March 
wellbeing 2018

Tips to look after your mental health

Take care of yourself and get the most from life Mental health is about the way you think, feel and your ability to deal with ups and downs.

Here are 10 tips to help you take good care of your mental health…

1. Talk about your feelings: Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.
2. Keep active: Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, and look and feel better.
3. Eat well: Food can have a long-lasting effect on your mental health. Your brain needs a mix of nutrients to stay healthy and function well.
4. Drink sensibly: We often drink alcohol to change our mood but the effect is only temporary. Drinking is not a good way to manage difficult feelings.
5. Keep in touch: Strong family ties and supportive friends can help you deal with the stresses of life. They can make you feel included and cared for.
6. Ask for help: We all get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan. If you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.
7. Take a break: A change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health. Just a few minutes can be enough to de-stress you.
8. Do something you’re good at: Enjoying yourself can help beat stress. Think about what you love doing, what activities you can lose yourself in, or what you loved doing in the past.
9. Accept who you are: Accept that you’re unique rather than wish you were more like someone else. Good self-esteem helps you cope when life takes a difficult turn.
10. Care for others: Caring for and helping others can make you feel needed, valued and boost your self-esteem. It also helps to put your own problems in perspective

For extra support and to take advantage of the services we have on offer at the University please see the following links:

Student Support and Wellbeing:
Student Support and Wellbeing Facebook Page:
Kent Union Advice Centre:​ 

Kent Union Activities and Societies: 

GK Unions Advice Centre:
GK Unions Activities and Societies:

Kent Sport: 
Campus Walks:

Campus Wellbeing

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Centre for Critical Thought – The Future of Work seminar series

Following rescheduling due to the ongoing UCU industrial action, we are very happy to announce the final schedule for the seminar series, The Future of Work. Details on speakers, titles and rooms can be found below.

All University staff and students are welcome to attend, and please feel free to distribute to any networks, lists or individuals you feel may be interested.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch ( if you have any questions.

  • Thursday 22 March 2018, 17.00-19.00, RLT2
    Valeria Graziano (Coventry University) and Kim Trogal (University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury): ‘On repair movements, domestic fantasies and antiwork politics?’
  • Wednesday 28 March 2018, 15.00-17.00, KS13
    Dawn Lyon (Kent): ‘Making a future that counts: Young people’s narratives of working futures in a post-industrial landscape.’
  • Wednesday 9 May 2018, 15.00-17.00, W1-SR6
    David Frayne (Cardiff University): ‘Capitalism and the Politics of Free-Time’
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018. 15.00-17.00, W1-SR6
    David Bates (Canterbury Christ Church University): ‘Immaterial Labour, Exploitation and the Refusal of Work.’
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018, 17.00-19.00, RLT2
    Annalise Murgia (University of Leeds): ‘Experiencing Precariousness in the Hybrid Areas of Work: The Case of Italy.’

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