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Kent Graduate Student Association (KGSA)

Your Postgraduate Students Committee


Hi there,

I’m Rowena Bicknell, the President of the Kent Graduate Student Association (KGSA). We are a committee of postgraduate students who volunteer to make sure you get the most out of your time at Kent and have fun!

We provide co-curricular opportunities for postgraduate students through events, activities, sports, and volunteering opportunities, including running Welcome Week during Autumn Term, where over 1500 students came to our series of events in September. Since Welcome Week, we have helped organise a various other events, including a Thanksgiving Dinner, a session on how to apply for a PhD and lots of fundraising opportunities.

We also promote the views and needs of postgraduates students by working closely with the Graduate School, Kent Union and Woolf College Master to improve welfare and education for you at the University of Kent. So far this year, we have been campaigning on a wide number of issues from getting bins installed in the seating area in Woolf College to a covered outdoor area.

The KGSA is student led, run by postgraduates for postgraduates, and all our committee roles are elected annually. If you’d like to get involved, please come to one of our events, one of our meetings on Thursdays at 6pm in Origins or to the common room to relax with other postgraduates. If you have any questions, please drop into the KGSA Office in Woolf (we are based in the office next to Woolf Lecture Theatre).  

We hope to see you at one of our future events! 




Whats On! Summer 2017

July - August Summer Social Events

KGSA are in the midst of planning several ad hoc social events over the summer, such as film showings, pizza nights, and a potential BBQ. Dates TBD. Check back here or the KGSA Facebook page for upcoming information!


August 31st: End of Year Celebration

Let's get together to celebrate the end of studies and Gandalf's birthday!


September 2017, Postgraduate Inductions

New postgraduates: come visit our info stand at the September 2017 Postgraduate Inductions at the Canterbury campus!


2017 Past Events

  • July 27 Dissertation Destress

  • July 12 Postgraduate Transition Session

  • July 4 July 4th Celebrations

  • June 25 Eid al-Fitr

  • June 3 Summerball Reception

  • May 10 Virginia Woolf FC v Eliot Academicals Cup Quarter Final

  • March 21 KGSA Novruz Celebrations

  • March 17 KGSA St. Patricks Day

  • March 2 KGSA Leadership Election Hustings

  • February 14 KGSA Valentine's Day Pizza & Movie Night

  • February 5 KGSA Superbowl!

  • January 28 KGSA Lunar New Year






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Last Updated: 18/08/2017