The UK's European university

Europe Day at Kent

9 May 2018

Join us in marking Europe Day by celebrating our engagement, links and commitment to Europe. #WeAreEuropean 


What's On:

To mark Europe Day, International Partnerships is hosting a 'European Opportunities Fair' in the Gulbenkian. The event will showcase the University's activities in Europe and raise awareness of the many opportunities available to staff and students. Everyone is welcome! #WeAreEuropean

European Opportunities Fair | 12.00 - 14.00

12.00 - 14.00 Gulbenkian

Come along to the fair and find out about opportunities to study and work in Europe, opportunities for academic and professional staff to train at our European partner institutions through Erasmus+, postgraduate and summer school opportunities at our European Centres, and more.

Live music from Golden Fleece | 12.30 - 13.30

12.30 - 13.30 Gulbenkian

Golden Fleece is an accordion and violin duo, playing a diverse range of music from France, Argentina, Romania, the Balkans, Sephardic, Russian and Roma. Visit their Facebook page:

Europe Day Lecture | 14 May 18.30 - 19.30 GLT1

Europe: The History of an Idea
Professor Shane Weller

The question of Europe has become one of the defining questions of our time. But what exactly do we mean when we speak about Europe?

Is it to be understood in geographical, political, economic, philosophical, or cultural terms? And can we identify a shared sense of a distinctly European civilisation?

This lecture considers the history of the idea of Europe from its origins in Ancient Greek culture to the present day, reflecting on both the advantages and the disadvantages of championing the idea of Europe in the age of globalisation.

The lecture is free to attend and open to all. You can register your attendance here:

European themed 'Global Hangout' | 16 May 17.00 - 19.00

Join us for the penultimate Global Hangout of the series this academic year. Celebrating our European partner institutions, networks and opportunities. With a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the hangouts include interactive activities, refreshments, live music and much more. Open to all students! More information here.


For more information about the University of Kent's engagement, links and commitment to Europe, please visit




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The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 04/05/2018