The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
This information is aimed particularly at staff who are new to the University. Please tell us if there is any additional information you would like to see here.
You can find lots of information about Kent on this website. Information includes the Institutional Plan, Mission Statement and Annual Review.
Maps of the Canterbury and Medway campus can be found on the University's website.
There is a wide range of catering facilities both on the Canterbury and Medway campuses, these include:
Kent Hospitality Outlets: There are a variety of bars and restaurants on the Canterbury Campus serving a wide variety of food. For more information visit the Kent Hospitality website: www.kent.ac.uk/hospitality
The Gulbenkian Theatre has a Cafe Bar on the Canterbury campus and also at Medway, providing a range of hot and cold food and drinks. For more information visit the Gulbenkian website: www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian
Changing your name?
If you wish to change the name recorded on your HR and Payroll record, please bring along a copy of the appropriate evidence to show your new name to Human Resources. Acceptable forms of evidence include a marriage/civil partnership certificate, divorce certificate, deed poll.
Health and Safety
Please ensure that you report to your Departmental Health and Safety Co-ordinator on your first day of work.
Information about Health and Safety policies can be found on the Safety, Health and Environment website.
The University Medical Centre The Medical Centre, Giles Lane (01227-765682) is an independent group practice with full consulting facilities, a treatment room and an emergency service.
For information about Computing and Information Technology at Kent please see the Information Services website
Library facilities are available to all staff of the University. Staff at the Enquiry Desk or the Main Loan Desk will be pleased to help and advise on the use of services. For further information please see the Templeman Library's web site
Motor Vehicle Insurance: Use of Private Car on University Business. If you use your own car on University business you should ensure that your own Motor Insurance Policy covers this use and is not restricted to private use. The scope of cover provided should be clear from the Certificate of Motor Insurance, but if you are in any doubt, please ask your insurance company to clarify the position.
Property of Staff. The University's main insurance policies do not provide cover for theft of private property whilst such property is on University premises.
For more information please see the Insurance Website
Payroll and Pensions Office
The Payroll and Pensions Office is located in Darwin College - turn right at the top of the main staircase.
For any pay related queries, please contact the Payroll Office
For any pension related queries, please contact Glyn O'Connell on Ext. 3897.
Personal Telephone Calls
Personal Telephone Calls should be prefixed by the code **444#, followed by 9 for an outside line. The cost will be deducted from your salary.
If you are awarded a qualification after you are first appointed to the University, please bring along a copy of your degree or other certificate to Human Resources so that we can record your new qualification against your HR record. This is particularly important if you are awarded a higher degree as your highest qualification information is returned (in statistical form) to the Higher Education Statistics Agency as a part of the annual staff return.
Recreation and Leisure
The Arts on Campus. The Gulbenkian Theatre, is one of the major centres for drama in the region, being visited regularly by professional companies. Its excellent facilities are also used for student productions for drama and opera, jazz, recitals and poetry readings.
Cinema 3, in the Cornwallis Lecture Theatre, is sponsored by the University and supported by the South East Arts Association and the British Film Institute. It mounts a varied programme each term.
For the Gulbenkian and Cinema 3 programme, online booking and mailing list, please visit the Gulbenkian website
There is a flourishing musical life on campus organised by the University's Director of Music, with an orchestra, a large choir and regular recitals by professional musicians.
Art exhibitions are held in various locations on campus throughout the year.
The University's programme of Open Lectures provides a wide-ranging programme of talks of general interest by well-known speakers. For more information please visit the What's On website
Sport The Department of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation, is situated at the Sports Centre on the Canterbury campus and oversees the University’s recreational facilities and development of sport at Kent.
With a dedicated Sports Development team, fully qualified Health and Fitness instructors and support staff - the department offers a wide range of services and caters for over 30 different activities, from climbing to a casual workout.
The department hopes to encourage everyone to keep fit and healthy and strives to create a relaxed atmosphere for people to train and enjoy themselves - whether they are a recreational user or a serious athlete.
The University of Kent provides sports facilities for students and staff as well as the general public with different types of membership available.
For further information please visit the Sports website
Details of discounts negotiated for staff are available on the Kent Hospitality website.