Development Office


The Corporate Events team are responsible for the University's degree ceremonies, known as Congregations. These are held in Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals in July and November each year, Athens in April and Hong Kong in November.

Congregations is not only the ceremonies on the day, but also the preparation for students, academics, VIPs and Honorary Graduands. This involves everything from scheduling ceremony dates, sending invitations to eligible students, registration, gown hire, programme production, visa letter processing, photography and special requirements administration.

The Communications Hub during Congregations is responsible for managing social media activity (#KentGrads), processing Snippets, daily photo uploads to Facebook and Flickr, and promotional fundraising for the Kent Opportunity Fund.

Contact Congregations

G22 Rutherford Annexe
University of Kent

T: +44 (0)1227 824347
Facebook: /UniKentCongregations
Twitter: @UniKentCongs
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Development Office

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823729

Last Updated: 01/12/2017