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Go Abroad Fortnight 16-27 Oct 2017

Thinking about going abroad but not sure where to start? Come along to Go Abroad Fortnight! With events, workshops and activities over two weeks - there is a something for everyone!

Over the two weeks there will be a series of events to help you find out about the opportunities available to you. Whether you are considering adding a term or year abroad to your degree, working abroad or would like to know about summer schools available, there is an opportunity that is right for you.

Going abroad is not only for students, we also have an information session for staff to learn about the opportunities available to them through the Erasmus+ programme.

PS: You can gain Employability Points by attending sessions!


Canterbury events

16 October | Erasmus Staff Mobility Talk

(12.30 - 13.30), Keynes Seminar Room 20

Learn about the opportunities to undertake staff training at our partner universities across Europe. Refreshments will be provided.

To book please email erasmus@kent.ac.uk  

17 October | Studying abroad as a BME student

(13.00 - 14.00) & Keynes Seminar Room 1

*Part of Black History Month*

Preparing to study abroad is nerve-wracking whoever you are. However, for many minority ethnic students, there can often be an added concerns, particularly when heading to countries that are less racially diverse or tolerant than the UK.

As a positive, the 'Gone International: mobility works' report published that "Black graduates who were mobile were 70% less likely to be unemployed (4.6% compared to 7.8%) than their non-mobile peers." However, it also reported that "black and minority ethnic graduates are still underrepresented in the outward student mobility figures". 

Come along to this discussion forum & Q&A session to hear experiences, insights and stories from Kent's black and minority ethnic students who’ve taken part in Go Abroad opportunities. Together we can inspire, share and support and ways of closing the participation gap between white and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in outward student mobility. Members of Kent's Go Abroad team will also be on hand to share the various opportunities available to you.

No need to book, just turn up. [If you are interested in being on the panel, please contact internationalevents@kent.ac.uk]

19 October | Working Abroad - where do I start?

(13.00-14.30) Keynes College (KLT6), Canterbury)

Interested in working abroad as part of your degree? Learn more at this information session. This session will be delivered in conjunction with the Careers and Employability Service and will help you to make the most of the Employability Festival at the end of October.

No need to book, just turn up.

19 October | Kent Global Passport

(15.00-16.00) Templeman Library, Seminar Room 3

The Kent Global Passport is a free online app which has been designed to help you highlight your international skills and experience. Learn more at this one hour information session.

No need to book, just turn up.

20 October | International Student Experience Fair

(12.30-14.30, Darwin Conference Suite, Canterbury)

*Free Entry for all International & European Students*

Come along to the International Student Experience Fair on Friday 20th October (12:30-14:30) at Darwin Conference Suite, and learn how you can enhance both your studies and employability. Enjoy an afternoon of cake and refreshments, and find out more about the support services available to international students.

We will also host an intercultural awareness workshop (13.00 – 14.00), which focuses on the British culture and cultural considerations you may encounter during your studies in an international environment. They'll be a prize draw and the chance to win Amazon vouchers.

No need to book, just turn up.

24 October | #EmpFest17 - Work and Study Abroad Fair

(12.00 - 15.00), Keynes Foyer, Canterbury

Meet with organisations providing volunteering opportunities, year in industry placements, internships and career opportunities. The Go Abroad team will have a stand at this event.

Please show your Kent One card to gain Employability Points for attending this event. For more information see: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/employabilityfair/index.html

No need to book, just turn up.

25 October | Global Hangouts - Cafe

(15.00 - 17.00), Gulbenkian Cafe, Canterbury

‘Global Hangouts’ is a series of free global networking events arranged throughout the academic year. With a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the hangouts’ include interactive activities, refreshments and live music and performances. Check out the full range here: www.kent.ac.uk/global/globalengagement/hangouts.html

Click here to book your place on this Hangout (25 October)

#KentGlobalHangouts

26 October | 'Returners Reveal All'

(11.00 - 12.00) Cornwallis East Seminar Room 2

Hear from former Kent students who went on a year abroad. You can learn how they felt their time abroad benefitted them and the positive influence it has had on their employability and career progression so far. 

Booking will open soon.

27 October | 'Summer Schools - the alternative experience'

(13.00 - 14.00) Cornwallis East Seminar Room 1

Not sure a term or year abroad is right for you? Consider a Summer School. This session will explore the various summer schools available at our partner universities and Kent’s own European Summer Schools, including details of how to apply and the funding available.

No need to book, just turn up.

Medway events

16 October | Working Abroad - where do I start?

(13.00-14.00, R2-09 Rochester, Medway)

Interested in working abroad as part of your degree? Learn more at this information session. This session will be delivered in conjunction with the Careers and Employability Service and will help you to make the most of the Employability Festival at the end of October.

No need to book, just turn up.

18 October | #EmpFest17 - Medway Employability Fair

(12.00 - 15.00), Pilkington Open Space, Medway Campus

Meet with organisations providing volunteering opportunities, year in industry placements, internships and career opportunities. The Go Abroad team will have a stand at this event.

Please show your Kent One card to gain Employability Points for attending this event. For more information see: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/employabilityfair/index.html

No need to book, just turn up.

20 October | Go Abroad Options talk - SSPSSR

(9am), G3-04, Medway Campus

Find out where your Social Science degree can take you. We have a wide range of partnerships with universities across the globe.
No need to book, just turn up.

20 October | Go Abroad Options talk - SMFA

SCL217, Medway Campus

(10am) - Fine Art and EED

(11am) - Music, Popular Music and Music Technology

Find out where your Music / Fine Art  degree can take you. We have a wide range of partnerships with universities across the globe.
No need to book, just turn up.

23 October | 'Summer Schools - the alternative experience'

(11.30 - 12.30) - R2-09 Rochester, Medway

Not sure a term or year abroad is right for you? Consider a Summer School. This session will explore the various summer schools available at our partner universities and Kent’s own European Summer Schools, including details of how to apply and the funding available.

No need to book, just turn up.

 

23 October | 'Mobility beyond Medway' - STAFF opportunities

(12.30 - 13.30) - R2-09 Rochester, Medway

Learn about the opportunities to undertake staff training at our partner universities across Europe! To book please email erasmus@kent.ac.uk

International Development Office

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

Last Updated: 18/10/2017