Celebrating regional impact
4 October 2017
The University will be celebrating its positive engagement across the South East, from student volunteering to economic impact, with a major poster campaign at bus stops and billboards across Canterbury and Medway from 9 to 22 October.
Some of the areas of success and impact the posters promote include volunteering by students, such as that by Sarah-Louise Brock, who regularly gives her time to work for blood delivery service charity Service by Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV).
Another poster highlights the fact £250m is spent off-campus by University of Kent students, supporting some 2,500 jobs in the region, while a third notes since 2010 a staggering 140 businesses have been formed in the South East by students from the University, boosting the local economy and providing new employment opportunities.
A fourth highlights the fact that 23 tonnes of clothes, books and other items were donated to the British Heart Foundation by students.
Finally, as well as the economic and charitable benefits students bring, the posters also celebrate the social and cultural impact international students bring to both Canterbury and Medway campuses and the wider Kent area.