For all engagers!
Interested in using KMTV as a platform for your research and to connect with our region? Want to know more about how to connect with our alumni as a potential audience for your research? Fancy a sandwich and a chat with others at Kent who are interested in public engagement with research?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, come along to Keynes Seminar Room 4 at midday on Wednesday 31st October and talk with:
· KMTV Development Officer Cordelia Mason: discover how to use KMTV as a tool for sharing Kent research and a platform for engagement
· Alumni Relations and Supporter Engagement Manager Julia Baxter: opportunities to connect with our Alumni on Kent research
Please email Maddy Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to come along. All are welcome but space (and more importantly sandwiches!) will be limited – please pass this to any colleagues you think may like to join us and ask them to get in touch.
This is the first in a new series of lunch sessions for sharing news and best practice, and providing information on how other departments can support offer support or resources for engagement with research practice.
The University of Kent recognises its responsibility to carry out its procurement activities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, and the considerable influence we have in using our buying power to encourage healthy and sustainable food production and consumption. With this in mind, the University launches its first sustainable food strategy on 1 October 2018.
The strategy is a road map for increasing the sustainability of our food offering from field to fork and beyond, and has been co-written by Kent Hospitality, Kent Sport, The Gulbenkian and the Estates Department, along with the Kent Union Environment Officer and student and staff reps. The strategy supports the University’s aim to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into our operations.
- Reducing overall meat consumption across our campuses and improving the welfare standard of the meat we serve
- Reducing the miles our fruit and veg travels and increasing the seasonality of our menus
- Incorporating food grown on campus into our menus
- Carrying out a full review of the amount of single-use disposables we get through
- Pursuing options for food composting
Read the full strategy and find out more about sustainable food at the Sustainability web pages or email email@example.com.
The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, will be hosting two staff open forums focusing on the Strategy Refresh.
The Canterbury event will take place on Wednesday 10 October, in Woolf Lecture Theatre, from 12.00-13.00.
The Medway event will take place on Thursday 18 October, in Rochester Board Room, from 14.00-15.00.
The latest strategy documents can be found on the Office of the Vice-Chancellor pages.
Registration is open now on our FREE Study Plus workshops. There is a wide variety of courses which allow you to explore your creative side as well as learning new skills to help you during your studies and when you graduate. Courses include:
- KE192: #DigitalReboot Business Start-Up Workshops
- KE125-KE127: Advanced Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
- KE170: The Ever-Changing Face of Sherlock Holmes
- KE158/KE159: Acting for Beginners/Improvers
- KE146: Harry Potter and the Literary Phenomenon
- KE148: U. N. I. (You and I) Protect
- KE178/KE179: Cambridge/IELTS Exam Preparation Taster
- KE095: Communicate with Confidence
- KE172: A Journey through 100 Years of Art and History (1860s-1970s)
- KE155: An Introduction to Sustainability
And many, many more…
Book your place via the Workshops page in SDS.
Study Plus is also a proud sponsor of the Employability Points scheme that rewards students for active engagement in co-curricular activities.
Study Plus offers you the chance to earn up to 60 Employability Points per course (number of points varies depending on the number of hours attended)! The points can then be exchanged for the chance to apply for rewards including paid internships, work experience opportunities, training and vouchers offered by local and national employers.
The Centre for English and World Languages offers 20 week courses in French (Beginners) and Japanese (Beginners and Post-Beginners) at the Medway campus. The classes take place on Wednesday afternoons and will begin on 10 October 2018.
We are currently offering 50% discount for the first 35 Kent students at the Medway campus who apply, reducing the cost to just £114 for the entire course!
Visit the Language Express website to find out more and to book your place today.
Are you a carer, or do you think you could be? Would you like to talk to someone about your caring role?
The University of Kent and Carers FIRST recognise that gaining support for your caring role whilst studying can be difficult. We are therefore offering you the opportunity to gain 1-2-1 support in your caring role and share your experiences with other carers on campus.
Join us at the Rochester Building, room R2-05 on the Medway campus on:
- Wednesday 3 October, 12.30-14.30
- Wednesday 7 November, 12.30-14.30
- Wednesday 5 December, 12.30-14.30
Carers FIRST Community staff will be on hand to chat to you about your caring role and to offer support.
Places are now available on U.N.I (You and I) Protect workshops running in October 2018.
All of us can take action to protect each other and the wider University community to help promote a culture of dignity and respect at Kent. This programme will help you recognise and challenge problematic and harmful behaviour, such as abuse or sexual harassment.
On completion of the course participants will understand what a ‘bystander’ is and be empowered to be able to intervene in situations safely and with confidence.
There will be two sets of workshops running in October 2018. You can attend on either Monday or Friday mornings from10.00 to 11.30 during weeks 3, 4 and 5. All students who complete the course will receive 15 Employability Points.
If you want to take part or simply want to find out more please visit the Study Plus website. The module code is KE148. Places are limited so please sign up as soon as you can.
Further information about the course can also be found on the Student Services website.
One of the stand out events in Freshers Week this year was the much anticipated launch of the University’s new crowdfunding platform , CrowdFunding@Kent
A joint project between Kent Union and The Development Office, Crowdfunding@Kent provides a vehicle for small student projects to be funded throughout the year. The best projects could even receive match-funding up to £1000.
Students, groups and societies are invited to apply online. The most exciting and best supported projects will be first in the queue to try their hand at crowdfunding.
A test project run through the platform earlier this year called The Green Room – From Tree to Building successfully raised more than £6,000 to construct a teaching and social space using timbers cut from campus woodlands.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or download an application form.
The University of Kent’s Centre for Music and Audio Technology has formed a Music Academic Partnership (MAP) with UK Music.
MAP is a ground-breaking collaboration between a select number of educational institutions and UK Music, a campaigning and lobbying group which represents every part of the recorded and live music industry from artists, musicians, songwriters, composers, record labels, publishers, producers and music licensing groups.
Academic members, who must be invited to become a part of MAP, benefit from this membership with a number of initiatives that include exclusive networking, collaborative research, a parliamentary programme, rehearsal spaces, and a range of student opportunities, including the BBC Introducing Pilot, MAP Music Technology Prize and access to exclusive Production Days and industry showcases.
This partnership is the latest example of CMAT’s excellent links to the music industry and commitment to the employability of its students. CMAT works with leading music bodies across the industry, including the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors (BASCA), the Music Managers Forum and the Council for Music Makers.
GK Unions is proud to announce the debut Jobshop and Volunteering Fair, which takes place on Thursday 4 October at the Student Hub, Medway campus.
The fair gives you the chance to come and speak to a variety of organisations offering paid work and volunteering opportunities, from one-off projects on campus to long-term projects with community organisations and much more!
It is organised by GK Unions, Jobshop and Volunteering. You can find out which community groups and employers will be attending at the event Facebook page.