Engagement, impact and civic mission

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Engagement, impact and civic mission

Canterbury, our historic base, has been a seat of learning for centuries, while we are at the heart of Medway's bid for City of Culture 2025. We have a distinct European identity through centres in Paris and Brussels, and are proudly global in outlook.

We are determined to build on this to meet local, national and international need. The new Kent and Medway Medical School will bring vital skills to the region, while a growing Institute for Cultural and Creative Industries will support the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. 

Our place in the community

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Build on civic initiatives

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School sponsorship

We will demonstrate how we make a difference in our local communities through sponsorship of secondary schools and student and staff volunteering

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Local partnerships

We will work with organisations across Kent and Medway to help attract resources to the region, enabling economic growth and  embedding long-term sustainability.

Improved access

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Work with local groups

We will increase interaction with the University by working in collaboration with disadvantaged groups across Kent.  

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Campus access

We will actively promote access to our campuses and resources, facilities, research and international expertise. 

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Build engagement

We will find new ways to build a sense of community and engagement with the University, including opening lectures and archives to the public

Sustainability and support

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Embed sustainability

We will respond to the climate crisis by building the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our research, education, leadership, operations, administration and engagement.  

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Alumni relations

We will work with our supporters to help us make a greater impact: creating opportunities for our students, enabling ground-breaking research and making a difference in our communities