Welcome back! Get stuck into the new term with College and Community Life

students cooking with University chef

Read about the huge range of events and opportunities to support you and provide new ways for you to engage with others in your College!

From all of us here in College and Community Life, we hope you had an enjoyable and restful break and that you’re looking forward to a new term at Kent.

Who are we? 

The College and Community Life Team is here to provide friendly informal advice, support and referral to specialist support services for all students living on and off-campus. You can get in touch with us at CCLTeam@kent.ac.uk or book an appointment online at a time that’s convenient to you to come and speak to one of our team.

How can you meet more people in your College?

Your Residential Life Assistants (RLAs) are postgraduate student volunteers, there to run your College Committees and bring together your college community.

Throughout the Spring term our Residential Life Assistants want to help support you in your New Year’s resolutions! Read more about their plans to support your resolutions in this blogpost. Contact your Residential Life Assistants by emailing CCLTeam@kent.ac.uk

What’s on this term?

Song writing competition: 17th January – 18th March 2022

Are you a budding musician? Would you like the opportunity to record a song of yours in a professional recording studio? Enter our song writing competition for the chance to shine and show your creativity!

Cooking workshop: 25th & 26th January 2022

This “Veganuary” learn to make chapattis, butternut and onion rice and Keralan curry from scratch in a cooking workshop with Kent Hospitality. Look out for monthly cooking workshops coming soon on Canterbury campus, with videos and recipes for those who want to cook along at home.

Inter College Games: 2nd March 2022

Get your friends together and prepare to play a variety of sports and active games up against other College teams. All are welcome and no experience required!

Regular Events organised by College and Community Life

Monthly Movie nights: Last Thursday of every month from 6pm

Relaxed social evenings screening movies voted in by you each month, with free popcorn included!

Plant a seed: Every Wednesday from 2pm – 3pm

Visit the Community Oasis Garden and get your hands in the earth, meet others and learn new gardening skills in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Borrow Puzzles, Games & Baking Equipment

Looking for something to do at home or want to get together friends for a board games evening? Browse our collection and borrow from us!

Visit the College and Community Life Events Calendar for more information, including booking details if applicable.

Discover Kent Opportunities 2022

Discover Kent is a scheme which provides subsidised and free opportunities to help you see the local sights and socialise, with additional COVID safety measures and support in place – if you fancy a day out with other students, look out for the spring term schedule coming soon!

Get in touch

We’re here to answer your questions, help or redirect you to the best support for you. You can email us at CCLTeam@kent.ac.uk, and follow us on social media through the College and Community Life Link Tree. If you live on-campus please download the Home at Halls App, we regularly use this to communicate our events, competitions and more!

Written by Josh Turner, Community Life Officer, on 14.01.22

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