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KENT - Autumn 2005
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- Africa 2005
- Upping the Ante
- Fairtrade University
- ArtsFest 2005
- First students on new Medway campus
- Two of the best
- International student award
- Degrees of success
- Kent tops National Student Survey
- Kent hosts visit from Thai University
- Transmanche gives the edge
- Moving on ip
- Music prizes
- Annual fund update
- Christine Bolt scholarship
- Alumni scholarshipd
- Phonathon 2005
- Benefactors' garden party
2005 has been a good year for sport at Kent. The decision to award an honorary degree to Dame Kelly Holmes this autumn signals a level of enthusiasm and support for sporting activities right across the University - and the fact that she has agreed to open the new Kent building on the Universities at Medway campus is the icing on the cake!
- Building academic excellence
- Kent goes AMBA
- New entrepreneurs
Wayne Garvie as a prominent figure on campus in the mid- 1980s, involved in student politics and organising gigs. Now he plays a key role in entertaining the nation. He talks to David Clark R82.
Shaping the world
Graduates from the University of Kent can be found in all walks of life, making a contribution in a huge variety of ways. In this, our 40th anniversary year, we invited five alumni who have taken a lead role in our anniversary velebrations to roply to some questions for KENT. Sarah Waters, Hugh Orde and Gavin Esler joined us for the July degree ceremonies, to accept honorary degrees. Shiulie Ghosh gave an Open Lecture at the University this year, and 'ambassador' in Hong Kong, helped organise our 40th anniversary celebration there.
- Kent academic suggests new BSE theory
- Ageism rife in Britain
- History online
- Breastfeeding campaigns can make mother feel second-rate
- Kent goes extragalactic
- UK coping with greater ethnic diversity better than USA
- New Centre for Federal Studies
- Government for the Cartoon Centre
A pair of chairs
Recent figures show there has been a sharp increase in the number of female academics in UK higher education and they now make up 39% of the academic population. However, it is fair to say that they are still on the ground, something that the sector as a whole is working hard to put right. It is gratifying to learn that two Kent alumnae, who have been firm friends since their days on the Canterbury campus, are now professors.
Stand up for a best-seller
Just before she finished at Kent, she won a BBC online writing competition which invited people to submit the opening paragraph of a potential novel. She enters on the spur of the moment. 'I just got up and did it. If I had thought I was going to win I would have used a pseudonym'.
Keeping up with Kent graduates: American Studies
- This issue of KENT finds out what some of our graduates in American Studies and British and American Policy Studies have been up to since they left university.
Who's What Where
- Read a selection of newly updated entries
- See the complete Who's What Where