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Matt Bamford

Matt Bamford

Graduating from Kent in 2014 after four years studying International Business, Matt had an active role in the Kent Business School (KBS). Making connections with KBS while on his placement year at Morgan Stanley, he was subsequently invited back to give talks to undergraduates and Master’s students on Human Resources in the workplace. Matt is still in touch with staff at KBS and has now started his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Matt’s involvement with the University Music department complimented his studies and he formed lasting friendships with fellow musicians. In his final year he was the student conductor of the University Chamber Choir and musical director for the Musical Theatre Society's production of 'Hair!'. Matt has established the Kent Alumni Chamber Choir that will reside in London and will return to Kent for the alumni reunion weekend.

Paris Centre


In the heart of the Montparnasse district, near the famous Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne University and the Jardin du Luxembourg, students at our Paris centre can immerse themselves in one of the world's most exhilarating cultural capitals.

Paris provides a fantastic setting for Kent students to study innovative and cross-disciplinary courses in the Humanities. From September 2015, The University of Kent

will also begin year-long programmes at the Centre.

The programmes are delivered in Reid Hall which occupies traditional buildings grouped around two quiet and leafy inner courtyards. It was founded as a porcelain factory in the 18th century and has served as a centre for teaching and research since 1834.

Imagining Autism

Imagining Autism

School of Arts: Professor Nicola Shaughnessy, Dr Melissa Trimingham, Professor Julie Beadle-Brown, Dr David Wilkinson

Research at Kent is helping children with autism to communicate more effectively. Working with children aged seven to 12, the study aimed to encourage language development, empathy and imagination. It did so by exposing the children to a series of imaginary environments and providing drama and play-based activities (puppetry, physical

performance techniques and responsive digital technologies). During the Imagining Autism project the parents offered many compelling testimonies: ‘He has gained in his imagination; he is talking more, commenting on everything.’ ‘He is identifying emotions, and naming them.’ ‘He gave me a kiss and a cuddle, which is rare.’ ‘He is reasoning things out – we had a conversation for 15 minutes for the first time.’

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