Kent Giving Week

Kent Giving Week

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Tune in for the Big Finale Livestream on Friday 13 May from 12.00 - 16.00 and enjoy 4 hours of fun and entertaining content with a variety of special guests, filmed live from our Canterbury campus!

The University of Kent will be hosting its first ever fundraising week from the 9 - 13 May 2022 to help us raise £25,000 for University projects, with a specific focus on the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy. Please join us!

Kent Giving Week Programme

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Monday 9 May

5K YOUR WAY: 12.00 Senate Lawn 

Kick off the week in style - grab some of your friends or colleagues and move around a 5k route on campus wearing silent disco headphones listening to your favourite tunes…and if dancing isn’t your thing, then come along to walk or run the route instead! Static bikes will also be available should cycling be more up your street! You can even treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the end of the route. 

For taking part you will receive: 

  • A Kent Giving Week T-Shirt
  • A Kent Giving Week Medal

Click here to register

5K YOUR WAY MEDWAY: 12.00 Deep End 

Join in with the start of Kent Giving Week from Medway campus by taking part in a 5k walk or run around St Mary's Island starting from outside Deep End. 

Click here to create your own Kent Giving Week JustGiving page to raise money through sponsorship. 

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Tuesday 10 May

STATIC BIKE RIDE: 10.00-17.00 The Plaza

Fancy cycling as part of The Moving Challenge? Well hop on one of the static bikes that will be in the Plaza and cycle for 5mins or 5 hours, however long you fancy and help us reach our target. 

Sign up to The Moving Challenge

'TED' TALKS:  12.00-14.00 Sibson Lecture Theatre

A series of 10 minute talks on a variety of fascinating topics to do with Parkinson’s disease, Creativity and Wellbeing. 

Click here to find out more


STRESS BUSTER MASSAGES:  11.00-15.00 Templeman Library

Feeling stressed? There will be some of our brilliant staff and students from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences giving out Stress Buster Massages in the library for a suggested donation. All massages will be over clothes and will be issued on a first come first serve basis. 

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Wednesday 11 May

EAST KENT ROCK CHOIR CONCERT: 12.30-13.30 Colyer-Fergusson

Experience the joy of the East Kent Rock Choir in this exclusive lunchtime performance.

Click here to book tickets. Suggested donation of £5


STRESS BUSTER MASSAGES:  11.00-15.00 Templeman Library

Feeling stressed? There will be some of our brilliant staff and students from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences giving out Stress Buster Massages in the library for a suggested donation. All massages will be over clothes and will be issued on a first come first serve basis. 

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Thursday 12 May

BRIGHT MINDS: 13.00-14.00 Sibson Lecture Theatre

Hear from some of our brightest minds studying PhDs at the University of Kent about their cutting edge research. 

Click here to find out more


STRESS BUSTER MASSAGES:  11.00-15.00 Templeman Library

Feeling stressed? There will be some of our brilliant staff and students from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences giving out Stress Buster Massages in the library for a suggested donation. All massages will be over clothes and will be issued on a first come first serve basis. 

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Friday 13 May

THE BIG FINALE LIVESTREAM: 12.00-16.00

Tune in to our Big Finale Livestream! 4 hours of jam packed content that you can watch from the comfort of your own home, with something for everyone including celebrity appearances from Millie Knight and Gemma Hunt, demonstrations, interviews and some crazy challenges! 

For more information click here.

Net-Walking Business Breakfast

Thursday 12th May - 07.30 - 09.00 Senate Lawn

Offering the opportunity to connect with businesses from around the region whilst completing a scenic route around Kent’s campus, making the most of the natural beauty on offer on a sunny spring morning .

Track our progress

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Our goal is to reach a collective distance of 5,000km


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A big thank you to all our donors!


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Our target is £25,000 and so far we have raised over £12,500!



Help to shape the future of Parkinson's care

The University of Kent and Parkinson’s Care & Support UK are partnering to open the UK’s first Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy. Based in Canterbury, the Centre will provide individualised and integrated non-drug therapies all under one roof to help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Therapies will include groundbreaking neurostimulation therapy, developed at Kent, alongside wrap-around therapies such as neurophysiotherapy, mental health support, group singing, massage therapy and group exercise. Our overall target is £870,000 to fund the first two years of the Centre.

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