The UK's European university

Celebrate Europe Day at the UK’s European university

Monday 9 May, Gulbenkian, Canterbury Campus

Europe Day (9 May) is the annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical Schuman declaration, which is now celebrated as a key moment in the creation of the EU.

As the UK's European university, Kent is committed to the opportunities provided by European engagement. The University supports the 'Universities for Europe' campaign and is speaking out for continued engagement with Europe in the run up to the Referendum on 23 June 2016. More information can be found on our 'Kent in Europe' site.

To mark Europe Day and to celebrate the University’s role within Europe, International Partnerships will be organising various exciting activities on 9 May.

Everyone is welcome so please do come along and celebrate


European Opportunities Fair

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 opportunities to learn with Kent Extra and the School of European Culture and Languages.

European Food

Gulbenkian Café

A European Specials menu will be on offer at the Gulbenkian Café throughout the day.


Come to the Gulbenkian and take part in our European Quiz. Two Gulbenkian Cinema Tickets to be won!

Pétanque, Volleyball, Penalty Shoot Out Football

12.00 - 14.00 Outside the Gulbenkian

Photo Competition

What does Europe mean to you?

Tweet, instagram or email your photos to with hashtag #WeAreEuropean

£30 Amazon Voucher to the person who posts the winning photo. Open to University of Kent students and staff only.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

Winner will be announced after 9 May on University of Kent Twitter and Instagram or via email.

European Film

Victoria (15) 18.30 Gulbenkian

European Exhibition

A Portrait of Europe

An exhibition of 28 oil paintings, each of a citizen from a different EU member state, will be displayed in the Colyer-Fergusson from 9 - 26 May 2016.

Eurovision Party! 14 May

Take a night off from revision and celebrate Eurovision in style! Includes free food and drink whilst supplies last.

Venue: Origins, Darwin

Time: 7.30pm onwards

International Development Office

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

Last Updated: 16/06/2016