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Ana de Medeiros

Ana de Medeiros

Reader in French and Life Writing in the School of European Culture and Languages and Academic Director of the University of Kent, Paris

Ana was born in Lisbon and educated in Portugal, Germany, France and the USA, gaining degrees in Political Sciences and French Studies. In 1996 she accepted a position as Lecturer in French at Kent and became a member of Rutherford College. Soon after arriving at Kent

she organised the UK’s first international conference on the work of the celebrated author Marguerite Yourcenar. In 2014 she organised two international conferences at University of Kent at Paris which brought together leading scholars and the acclaimed writer Marie Nimier as well as the best-selling author Amélie Nothomb. Ana has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Faculty (Read more...)

Canterbury campus


Campus life in Canterbury revolves around our six colleges, the Templeman library, state-of-the-art facilities and the students’ union. It offers first-class study resources set among green and tranquil open spaces, as well as cafés, bars and entertainment venues, top-quality sports facilities and the Gulbenkian, an innovative arts centre. With around 15,500 students from 149 countries, the campus has a very cosmopolitan feel.

The campus is within walking distance of the city centre and in a beautiful parkland setting overlooking Canterbury Cathedral, part of a world heritage site. It is less than an hour’s train journey from London; it is also within easy reach of Paris, Brussels, Lille and the rest of Europe. On 4-6 September, our Canterbury campus will host the 50th Festival - the finale of our 50th anniversary year.

Evaluating social care

Evaluating social care

Personal Social Services Research Unit: Professor Ann Netten

Research at Kent has developed a new robust method that measures the quality of life for adults in social care by identifying factors such as dignity, control over daily life, safety, personal cleanliness, social participation, occupation, and food and drink. This led to the development of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), which The Guardian described as a ‘new and valuable

tool’ that would ‘shake up adult social care’. Feedback from training has shown that the information gained using ASCOT changes the focus of care work and leads to improvements. It also helps researchers and service providers to judge whether provision is cost-effective. UK councils are making increased use of the toolkit and there has been widespread interest from (Read more...)

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