The Student Success Project central team is delighted to announce that the Student Success Resources Toolkit (SStaRT) is now live.
The toolkit is part of the Student Success Project’s mainstreaming programme. SStaRT will provide all schools with an opportunity to see what kind of initiatives from phase one and two of the Student Success Project might work with their students, what effort and costs are involved in getting them off the ground, and the lessons learned.
It will also provide a space for schools and departments to share their initiatives, using a downloadable form, so that we can all benefit from each other’s experiences.
To share your thoughts and comments about the toolkit email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning and Development are running the next Central Staff Induction on Monday 9 July at our Canterbury campus.
If you are a new member of staff and haven’t already attended an Induction event, please book your place by emailing the team at email@example.com.
Learning and Organisational Development will be running a two-day Project Management training course on 23 and 24 July.
Objectives and learning outcomes are as follows:
- understand the need for a consistent approach to project management within the University
- use the underlying principles contained within the University of Kent project management framework on all future projects
- work with a colleague post course to develop your personal action plan
- communicate the new project management approach to colleagues and partners within the University
Please make a booking via the Learning and Development activities calendar.
Distinguished cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Tom Treasure will give a presentation on The Changing Face of Medicine on Monday 18 June.
The event is arranged by the Centre for Professional Practice and will explore how changing ideas in medicine shaped today’s healthcare. It takes place from 19.00-21.00 at Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF, and admission is free.
Professor Treasure is currently Honorary Professor of the Clinical Operations Research Unit at University College, London and has chaired, participated and advised numerous initiatives and organisations and was a Director of the British Heart Foundation between 1996 and 2001.
He has wide ranging interests in medicine in general and surgery in particular and, after more than two decades as a world-renowned expert cardiac surgery, broadened his scope to cover both heart and lungs.
His fascination with the history of medicine led him to rescue documents from parts of Guys Hospital which were scheduled for demolition in the course of its refurbishment in the 1990s. Among these were meticulously-kept records belonging to ‘The Heart Club’ a group of surgeons at Guys who pioneered heart surgery in 1940’s Britain. Inspired by this he wrote a book of the same name which detailed the bravery of surgeons who dared to challenge and overturn centuries of dogma using the evidence of treating injured WW2 service personnel to do so.
This free event is hosted by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP). The Centre’s part-time, flexible work-related programmes BA/BSc Top-up in Professional Practice or MA/MSc in Professional Practice and short courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role.
On 29 July 2018 Ruth Newman, from the Student Immigration Compliance Team, will be taking part in Ride London, cycling 100 miles from east London out to the Surrey hills and back.
Ruth is riding to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), a charity which creates world-class cancer services for young people, providing care and support so that they don’t have to face cancer alone. This is the second time she has taken part in the event and she aims to raise £1,000 to help the TCT continue its work with young people.
A regular cyclist, Ruth has been training for Ride London with a good few 50 mile+ rides completed at weekends, as well as regular cycle rides to work. You can help her reach her target by donating online.
Registration for this year’s Medway Festival of Learning and Teaching is now open.
Entitled ‘Inclusive Practice and Student Success: Leading Change across the Medway Campus’, the Festival takes place on Thursday 13 September, from 09.00 to 14.00 in PK008, Pilkington Building, Medway Campus.
All staff are welcome to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place at the event and confirm your dietary requirements.
The Students’ Union (Kent Union) Code of Practice has been updated for 2018.
The Code of Practice governs the arrangements for Kent Union, including the rights of members, opting out of membership and other important information.
Kent Union is a registered charity and therefore subject to the restrictions placed on charities by the law. Kent Union’s charitable objects are the advancement of education of students at the University of Kent for the public benefit by:
1) Promoting the interests and welfare of students at the University of Kent during their course of study and representing, supporting and advising students;
2) Being the recognised representative channel between students and the University of Kent and any other external bodies; and
3) Providing social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate for the personal development of its students.
If you have any questions about the updated Code of Practice, please contact email@example.com.
Learning and Organisational Development invite technical staff at the University to an event to launch the Technician Commitment.
The event will take place at the Canterbury Campus on Wednesday 4 July between 11.00 and 14.00. This will be an informal event, that includes lunch, and will:
- Launch the Technician Commitment at Kent and generate ideas about how Kent can meet its pledge to technicians
- Celebrate the contribution of Kent’s technical staff
Representatives from the Technician Commitment and the National Technician Development Centre will be attending.
Please book a place through the Learning and Organisational Development activities calendar by 19 June 2018.
Learning and Organisational Development have places available on a pre-retirement seminar taking place on either Monday 4 June or Wednesday 27 June, from 9.00 to 16.30.
The seminar will provide you with an introduction to the issues affecting your retirement and help you to plan both financially and emotionally for the next phase of your life.
It will include sessions on:
- financial planning including investments and taxation
- your occupational pension benefits
- your state pension entitlement
- adjusting to and planning for retirement
To secure a place on 4 June please email the Learning and Organisational Development team firstname.lastname@example.org.
To secure a place on 27 June, please make a booking via the Learning and Development events calendar.
We are saddened to learn of the death of Jacqueline Hill (née Marchand) on 28 April this year, at the age of 89. With her husband John, she was a founder of the original University of Kent Language Centre from 1966. She taught French language within what was initially the Institute of Language and Linguistics (ILL) and later the Board of Applied Languages and Linguistics (BALL) before her retirement in 1992.
As someone directly responsible for preparing students from a wide range of disciplines for study in Europe, she played a key role in building ‘the UK’s European University’.