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Kent Gives Back at bOing festival August- We need you!
13 July 2018
Kent Gives Back, in partnership with Kent Union, is a great opportunity to enhance skills and networks whilst working together for a local community cause that matters to you. On Saturday 25 August we are asking a group of Kent students and alumni to come and support us and volunteer at the bOing! Festival from 09:00 -17:00. But, we still appreciate it if you can only come along to volunteer for a couple of hours. The festival takes place on the beautiful Un...
Nostalgia podcast with Graeme Forbes
12 July 2018
Nostalgia podcast with Graeme Forbes Dr Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, has just released a new episode of his podcast series on 'Nostalgia'. In the latest instalment, Chris interviews Dr Graeme Forbes, Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, and talks about which other professions he considered entering before becoming a professional philosopher. Before coming to Kent Graeme worked at...
HAY Job Description training
11 July 2018
Learning and Organisational Development have arranged HAY Job Description training for members of staff who are involved in writing job descriptions. Sessions are running on the 25th and 31st July. If you would like to book a place, further details can be found on our activities calendar. Please email us at Idev@kent.ac.uk if you would like any further information.
Learning and Organisational Development activities- July and August
11 July 2018
Learning and Organisational Development have a number of activities taking place in July and August which are now open for bookings on our webpage. Leading and Managing Through Change is a pilot workshop open for any managers interested in understanding more about change, the effects it has on staff and who are looking for a better understanding of effectively leading, managing and embedding change within the organisation. ...
Complete a Bag It survey for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher
11 July 2018
Bag It want to hear from you! Complete a short survey about your experience of Bag It (even if you have never been there) and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher. This survey is open to staff, students, and sandwich connoisseurs alike. The survey closes at 23:59 on Friday 3rd August 2018. Complete it here.
Staff Connect Phase 2 now underway
10 July 2018
Last year the University launched a new integrated HR and Payroll system – Staff Connect. This introduced a new HR and Payroll system, management reports and the foundations of employee self-service. The next phase of work on Staff Connect is now getting underway. It will see the phased introduction over the next year or so of further functionality to the system, enabling an automated, streamlined, single point of entry for many of our HR functions. Th...
New AUA Fellows
9 July 2018
Congratulations to Alison Mansell, Student Conduct and Complaints Manager, and James Redmond, School and Business Manager, SSPSSR, who have both been made Fellows of the Association of University Administrators. They join a growing list of AUA Fellows at Kent, which also includes: Wayne Campbell, Director of Student Services; Chloé Gallien, Master of Keynes College; Melissa Mulhall, Head of Administration, Social Sciences; Linda Lough, Head of Administration, Sciences; and Helena Torre...
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas launched
9 July 2018
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas launched at our all-staff BBQ’s on the Medway and Canterbury campuses. Over the next few months, we want your ideas on how to make Kent into the best workplace it can be. No idea is too risky or too radical- and every submission counts. At the festival next year, the best ideas will be judged by the Executive Group and will be put into action. It’s time to speak up. We want your most dangerous ideas. You can view s...