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Annual review 2014

Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow,


For the University of Kent, 2014 is a significant milestone as it marks the start of celebrations for our 50th anniversary.

This annual review highlights some of the successes that the University has enjoyed over the past year and which make me confident that we have secure foundations on which to build for the next 50 years. We have welcomed a new Chancellor, Gavin Esler, installed in an impressive ceremony in Rochester Cathedral in July. We have maintained – and indeed improved – our position in UK league tables as one of the country’s top universities: up from 27 to 24 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Table of Tables. Our Tizard Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for academic excellence. And we were shortlisted for the THE Most Improved Student Experience Award on the back of receiving the third highest score in ‘overall satisfaction’ in the annual National Student Survey.

To read more view the Annual Review below or download (pdf).

Financial Statements for 2014 are available to download (pdf).

Annual Review 2014


  • Introduction
  • 50th anniversary launch
  • Going global in our 50th year
  • Making a difference
  • Outstanding people
  • Regional impact
  • Improving the student experience
  • Faculty updates
  • Awards, appointments, promotions, deaths
  • Financial performance
  • Principal officers

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