Celebrate Europe Day at the UK’s European university
Tuesday 12 May, Canterbury Campus
Europe Day (9 May) is the annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical Schuman declaration, which is now celebrated as a key moment in the creation of the EU.
As the UK's European university, Kent is committed to the opportunities provided by European and international engagement. Read more about why Kent is the UK’s European university here.
To mark Europe Day and to celebrate the University’s internationalisation, International Development will be organising various exciting activities on 12 May.
Everyone is welcome so please do come along and celebrate!
European Opportunities Fair
12.00 - 15.00 Plaza
Come along to the fair and find out about opportunities to study and work in Europe, opportunities for academic and professional staff to train at our European partner institutions through Erasmus+, postgraduate and summer school opportunities at our European Centres, and opportunities to learn with Kent Extra and the School of European Culture and Languages.
From 12.00 across campus
European food will be available from various outlets and pop up stalls around campus.
Language Taster Sessions
Monday 11 - Thursday 14 May, 13.00 - 14.00 Keynes Seminar Room 21
Free language taster sessions in French, Spanish, German and Portuguese. Book your place here.
12.00 - 16.00 across campus
Take part in our 'European Treasure Hunt' for a chance to win Gulbenkian film tickets.
Clues can be downloaded here or you can collect a clue sheet from the European Opportunities Fair.
Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Opportunities
12.30 - 13.00 Keynes Lecture Theatre 2
International Development office holds limited funding through Erasmus+ each year for University of Kent staff members to undertake teaching or training opportunities at one of our European partner institutions. Come along to this lunchtime information session to find out more.
12.00 - 14.00 Petanque Pitch outside the Gulbenkian
Registration for the tournament is now closed.
Each team will represent a different European country of their choice.Feel free to come dressed in the traditional costume of the country you will be representing!
The winning team will win a lunch for 2 at the Pavilion.
A pitch will also be available if you simply want to turn up and play.
Sponsored by Kent Sport.
How many nationalities can you get into a photo?
Tweet, facebook or instagram your photos with hashtag #UniKentEuropeDay
£100 Amazon Voucher to person who posts the winning photo. Open to University of Kent students and staff only.
Read the full terms and conditions here.
UK Research Office Presentation
10.30 - 12.30 Grimond Lecture Theatre 3
UKRO’s mission is to promote effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities. This year there will be two topics: ‘The first year of Horizon 2020’ to reflect on the successes and challenges of the new programme, and, ‘How to influence future work programmes’ – tips on how to get your research area to the top of the Horizon 2020 agenda . There will also be an opportunity to discuss specific matters with the advisor on a 1:1 basis.
Interactive 'language learning' quiz and info session with SECL
11-12.00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 2
This interactive quiz and info session addresses the importance of having another language for employability, confronts myths about language learning and provides interesting facts and information about the modern languages offered by the School of European Culture and Languages. You will also have the chance to talk to the experts managing those languages and explore the possibility of taking them as a wild module.
Please bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop with you in order to participate in the quiz.
Evening lecture on Via Francigena: in the footsteps of Medieval pilgrims'
18.00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 1
Hosted by Dr Barbara Bombi, School of History.