KENT magazine - Summer 2013
KENT also includes
- The latest news from Kent
- Recent research stories
- 'I am Kent' days kick-off 50th anniversary activities
- Kent Life - Kent Union and Sports
- International events round up
- News from the colleges
- Class Notes - The Noise Next Door
Connecting with alumni in Athens
Kent's alumni and friends in Greece attended an event held at the British Embassy Residence in the ancient city of Athens, where they met with current students, staff and prospective students. The reception event celebrated the successful launch of the University's Masters programme in Heritage Management, which is offered at one of its four European Centres, in Athens. Alumni attending the event also heard about the University's plans for the 50th anniversary, including details of the alumni reunion weekend, taking place on 4th-6th September 2015.
Launch of new Stacey Fund
Scientists at the recent Stacey Symposium science conference held on campus learned about the University's new initiative to support Biosciences students. The Stacey Fund helps science students from low-income families by providing opportunities to develop their skills through practical work experience in laboratories around the world. By helping those who often need to work to support themselves during university vacations, the Stacey Fund gives more students the chance to gain experience free from financial worries.
How alumni help current students
Alumni make a vital contribution to the success of the University of Kent. Our global community of alumni help current students in a variety of ways, including sharing your wealth of experience of the working world and expertise through careers talks, offering internships and mentoring students as they make a start to their working lives. Your support for our fundraising campaigns also makes a real difference to the lives of individual students through scholarships, relieving hardship and funding projects to help them develop new skills.
A Rake's Progress
Michael Irwin discusses his new novel, a dark and intriguing tale of manipulation and seduction in eighteenth-century England. It's an age that fascinates Michael, and one in which he specialised during his academic career as Professor of English at Kent. It's also the period that provides the setting for his latest novel, The Skull and the Nightingale.
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