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Kent Talks

(Samia Chaudry (bottom left), Miray Has, Khaoula Bouharrat, Preena Dodhia (bottom right), Eugene Potter (top left), Mehmet Karauc (top right)

 

Miray Has, a third year Biomedical Science student, and her team were successful with being awarded a Community Scholarship for a new project created to empower and uplift students of the University of Kent – Kent Talks.

At Kent Talks the objective is to help enrich students by gaining knowledge on diverse subject matters that can be easily overlooked. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, a bold public speaker or a nervous speaker, Kent Talks will provide you with the necessary guidance and support to become an orator on stage.

There will be four events throughout the academic year with three speeches taking place at each event. The Kent Talks platform ensures every individual within the university has access to a framework where they can talk about an interest or expertise, identify problems or simply share personal experiences that they believe others will benefit from.

If you have ever felt strongly about an issue or topic and wanted to raise awareness, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. All you need is a thirst to overcome barriers and a passion to continuously self-evolve. The project members will be here to prepare and mentor you for your upcoming talk.

For more information please contact Miray Has: fh242@kent.ac.uk

The Second Event: Monday 9th December 

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The Speakers

1. Libby Kane: The Case Against Attention Centres

2. Aya Raphael & Riwa Haider: Lebanese Revolution is Women

3. Nour Barham: What is home?

Sibson LT3 - Dec 9 - arrive 17:30 for an 18:00 start. 
This is a great opportunity to collaborate with your friends all around campus, meet new like-minded people and deepen your educational and social values. Become a part of our community and don’t miss out the next series of events that we are due to hold. If you would like to get involved, please contact our project leader - Miray Has: fh242@kent.ac.uk

 

The First Event: Monday 11 November

The Speakers

1. Teni Othman Betti: Fear

”Where your fear is, there is your task” - C.G. Jung.

Fear is something that we all struggle with, it hinders us from producing our best work and achieving our greatest self. Even though the things that we fear the most are vital for us to move forward in life, why do we human beings still struggle with fear?

2. Megan Rose Deefholts, Hannah Copeland and Taylor Mitchell: Beating Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are widespread across university students, yet remain highly stigmatised. How can we spot eating disorder behaviours in ourselves and others? This talk will take a look into the epidemic of eating disorders among university students, ask and answer some important questions, with personal accounts of the struggles of recovering and overcoming eating disorders.

3. Stephen Kamara: Divine Purpose

Divine Purpose is your personal life mission. It’s intense passion, spark and drive.” Your divine purpose is what YOU were made to do and be. Sometimes it is difficult to see your divine purpose, especially when you are clouded by insecurities, selfdoubt and withdrawals. This talk will explore every individuals divine purpose and the “why” to our lives.

 

Save this date on your calendar - Nov 11 - we would be expecting you at the Gulbenkian Theatre from 17:00-18:00.

This is a great opportunity to collaborate with your friends all around campus, meet new like-minded people and deepen your educational and social values. Become a part of our community and don’t miss out the next series of events that we are due to hold. If you would like to get involved, please contact our project leader - Miray Has: fh242@kent.ac.uk

 

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