Staff Seminar – ‘Why monitoring the academic attainment of students with BTECs is important’

Student Success Staff Seminars will  be taking place on a monthly basis, both Medway and Canterbury Campuses throughout the Spring and Summer terms.

You are warmly invited to the second staff seminar on ‘Why monitoring the academic attainment of students with BTECs is important’, taking place on:

  • Wednesday 14 February, 13.00-14.00 – Canterbury Campus, Keynes College, Seminar Room 14
  • Friday 16 February, 13.00-14.00 – Medway Campus, Pilkington Building, PK104

To register attendance at this or any of the other seminars published online, please email through to 

This seminar will be delivered by Dr Lavinia Mitton, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy based at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR).

Further to the Student Success 2017 BTEC Report, this talk will present a more in-depth analysis of 17 interviews with Kent students that were designed to explore the student identities of undergraduates who had taken Level 3 BTECs instead of, or alongside, A levels. We analysed the role of the academic–vocational divide in their student identity construction.

The purpose of this event is to allow colleagues from across the University exchange insights and explore how pathways in further education effect students at higher education.

For more details about this, and the other staff seminars, please visit the Student Success website