Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

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International poet Lemn Sissay shares his journey to success

19 December 2018

Acclaimed international poet and writer Lemn Sissay MBE will share his inspirational journey to success, from early experiences in the social care system to becoming Chancellor of Manchester University, when he comes to Kent’s Canterbury campus in January.

Lemn has been invited to share his story with all students and staff at Kent as part of the Student Success Project Inspirational Speaker Series. Topics Lemn will cover include diversity in the Arts, the social policies that support the care system and how he is using the Law to challenge the local authority in Wigan for its part in surrendering him to an unwanted long term foster placement.

The talk, from 17.00 – 18.00 on 24 January in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1, is free and open to all but attendees are asked to register online in advance. It is hosted jointly by Kent Law School, the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, and the School of Arts.



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Last Updated: 14/12/2017