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First Medway Arts Fundraising Camp hailed a success
25 July 2016
The first Arts Fundraising Camp in Medway at The Historic Dockyard Chatham took place on 14 July. Organised by Fundraising UK Ltd and hosted by the University’s School of Music & Fine Art, this event for arts fundraisers was a fantastic opportunity for local and regional arts professionals and fundraisers to learn, share good practice and network. The sun was shining at the atmospheric location, with attendees travelling from across Kent and L...
Save money with KentOne card
21 July 2016
Treat yourself today use your KentOne Card (University ID) to benefit from a 5% discount at the till at our catering outlets on both the Canterbury and Medway Campuses. You can use it as a cashless purchasing card for a quick, easy and safe way to buy food and drink from our award-winning catering outlets. For a list of places you can use your card, information on discounts and information on how to top-up, visit KentOne Card.
Strong praise for the University from Schools International Athletics Board
21 July 2016
Last week we hosted athletes competing in the Students International Athletics Board, Track and Field Championship 2016. We received high praise for commercial services involvement in ensuring the event was a great success. During the weekend, we had over 300 athletes and VIPs staying on campus, to enable athletes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to compete in this prestigious event. Ken Burkett, Event organiser sa...
Condolences for Antony Copley
20 July 2016
Antony Copley, a loyal member of the School of History, died on 18 July 2016. Antony saw active service during the Suez Crisis, then studied at Oxford and taught at Bangor before joining the University of Kent in 1967. He specialised in 19th century French and Indian history and retired in 2002 as a Reader. He remained an active member of the School and University, attending events and continuing to research and write books, including Music and the Spiritual: Composers and Politics in the 20t...
William Rowlandson to talk at the Indiano Archive
19 July 2016
Dr William Rowlandson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages will be presenting again this year at the annual summer conference at the La Fundación Archivo de Indianos in Colombres, near Santander, Spain on Friday 22 July 2016. La Fundación Archivo de Indianos [The Foundation Indiano Archive] is housed at the Museum of Emigration. The principal objective of the Indiano Archive is the progressive accumulation of information and d...
University website in top 10 for digital acumen
19 July 2016
Kent's website has been placed in the top ten of all British university websites, ranked by digital acumen for the first time. The research, by digital marketing specialist Bray Leino Yucca, used five sets of criteria to score UK universities, using their knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). 18-year-old students were also asked to score every website based upon their 'first impression' of the visual design of the home page. Topping t...
511 km towards a world free of blood cancers
19 July 2016
School of Art’s Programme Coordinator and Kent Alumni, Emma Bowles, is running, walking and swimming a mammoth 511km, through a series of organised events, in aid of Bloodwise UK and in memory of her late mother who passed away in 2009. Within just 12 months into her colossal challenge Emma covered an incredible 300 km partaking in events including the LDWA White Cliff’s Challenge, the London Supernova Run, Market Drayton 10km and many many Parkr...
Cancellation of 270 service to Gatwick
14 July 2016
The National Express 270 service to London Gatwick Airport is unfortunately being cancelled this month. The service launched in December 2015 but due to lack of numbers, National Express have come to the decision that it is not financially sustainable to keep the service running. The service which called at Canterbury and Medway campuses will cease running from 17 July 2016. If you still wish to travel by coach from the University campuses to London Gatwick ...