Alumni and Friends

KENT magazine - Summer 2014


Gavin Esler, Rutherford 1971, is first alumnus to serve as Chancellor


Gavin Esler, Rutherford 1971

As Kent approaches its 50th anniversary year, Gavin Esler tells of his delight in becoming the first former student to make the journey to being Chancellor, following in the footsteps of distinguished predecessors including Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, Baron Grimond, and, most recently Professor Sir Robert Worcester. In our feature article, Gavin considers at the path he took to get here, and looks forward to embracing his new role.

Kent in the City of Light

As one of the closest British universities to mainland Europe, Kent has enjoyed a long association with France. In this edition of KENT we shine a spotlight on our Paris Centre, where students from all corners of the world converge to pursue the wide range of interdisciplinary programmes on offer.

Plans for Kent's 50th annniversary celebrations take shape

Find out more about how we plan to celebrate our 50th anniversary - and how you can get involved in the celebrations! Make a date in your diary to join us at the reunion weekend from 4-6 September 2015, share your memories for our history archive, and find out how you can leave your mark on campus through the Footsteps Project.

Kent graduates paint a picture of success at the Turner

For over 20 years the School of Arts has been providing innovative teaching in the visual arts. With a practical focus on employability, the school sees a high proportion of graduates go forward to pursue careers in arts related fields. Three former students, now employed at the Turner Contemporary in Margate share their stories.


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KENT also includes

  • The latest news from Kent
  • Kent Law Campaign given a boost by students and young alumni
  • Kent Life - Kent Union and Sports
  • Alumni events round up
  • News from the colleges


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Last Updated: 07/07/2014