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Welcome to our Press centre. Here you will find information on how to contact our Press team, read our press releases, and learn about some of key facts and inspirational people that have helped make Kent the great University it is.
For all press or media enquiries, please contact our Press team
If you work in the media and would like to learn more about any aspect of Kent, including our world-leading research, or speak with any of our academic experts, our team will be happy to help.
Kent is known regionally, nationally and internationally for our research strengths, with particular excellence and expertise in:
Our academics have expertise across multiple topics driving today's news agenda
School of Computing
Cybersecurity, cybercrime, and corporate security and new technologies
Division of Arts and Humanities
Cultural historian and theatre expert
School of Anthropology and Conservation
Political geography, urban studies and environmental science
School of English
Poet and organiser of Refugee Tales; supervisor Migration & Movement Signature Research Theme
School of Psychology
Psychology of sexual violence, gender equality and victimisation
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physicist and an academic lead on public engagement with research
Journalist and author Gavin Esler is the sixth Chancellor at Kent. He studied English and American Literature and was an awarded an honorary MA in 1995.
Singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding is an alumna of Kent who studied drama and theatre studies. She received an honorary degree in 2019.
Comedian, actor and author Alan Davies was a student at Kent in the 1980s. Watch our YouTube video as he sits down with our Chancellor Gavin Esler in our 'In Conversation series' back in 2019.
Susannah is an Olympic winning field-hockey player who studied Sports and Exercise Science at Medway and still regular trains on our campus.
Award-winning author Sir Kazuo Ishiguro studied English and Philosophy at Kent.
Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown studied European Management Science at Kent.
Since we opened in 1965, we have had many outstanding and influential academics teach and research at the University. This includes Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Emeritus Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah.
Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He is the author of ten highly acclaimed novels including Paradise, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. Until his recent retirement, he was Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the School of English. Professor Gurnah was a member of the Man Booker Prize judging panel in 2016.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.’
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