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Keith Donkor

Keith Donkor

Final-year Mathematics and Accounting & Finance student

Following in his father’s footsteps to study at Kent, Keith is a final-year Mathematics and Accounting & Finance student. Outside of the lecture theatre, he has engaged with much of what campus has to offer. He has played football for both the University and Keynes where he has acquired a reputation as a dynamic box-to-box midfielder.

He has also been involved in fundraising for the Kent Opportunity Fund, participating in three telephone campaigns. Keith started by working on the spring 2014 campaign as a student caller. In September 2014 Keith became a student-caller supervisor tasked with providing day-to-day support for the campaigns and supervising the calling teams.

Keith has embraced being a part of the Kent community (Read more...)

Athens Centre

Athens

As one of the oldest cities in the world, the centre of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, Athens is the perfect setting for the MA in Heritage Management. The programme is taught through a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and Athens University of Economics and Business, with students gaining practical experience working with the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy (IHC). The interdisciplinary course

connects the worlds of business and archaeology to teach the skills necessary for the management of heritage sites across the world. The archaeologically significant Athenian suburb of Eleusina hosts the teaching centre for the postgraduate course. With excellent transport links to the centre of Athens, students immerse themselves in a city famous for its long history of arts, learning and philosophy. (Read more...)

Mary Rose preservation

Protecting the Mary Rose

School of Physical Sciences: Professor Alan Chadwick, Professor Bob Newport

Timber ships that have been raised from the seabed are prone to erosion when they come into contact with the air. However, when the Mary Rose was raised from the seabed after half a millennium, she was protected by pioneering techniques developed at Kent. Led by Alan Chadwick, alongside Bob Newport, the research involved the discovery of a compound

to treat the ship’s wood and to prevent the deposits of sulphur salts on its surface.

Now exhibited in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose is one of the most important additions to UK culture in recent times – as a warship, she served in Henry VIII’s navy for 34 years and sank while engaging the French navy in 1545.

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