Student Success

Promoting student equality, diversity and inclusivity

Student Success (EDI) Seminars

The Student Success Project will be running a series of seminars to share details about the project's implementation and research. All staff are invited to attend to share ideas about student success at Kent. If you would like to receive reminders and updates about events and the work of the Student Success Project please join our mailing list

Download the 2018 scheulde here. To register your attendance please email


July 2018

Appointment Management System

‘I know there are support services, but they’re not meant for me – there are people in much greater need and I don’t want to waste their [advisors] time’

For some students, there are barriers to booking on university support services. There may be physical barriers (having to travel to campus to write on a booking sheet), academic barriers (These services are for bad students - I don’t want to appear to be having difficulty), and social barriers (I have to write an email to my advisor – what should I say? What should I wear when I see them? Do I need to dress formally?).

The appointment management system aims to reduce barriers to entry to the academic advisor, and other student support services offered in academic schools. Following developments in Careers Advisory Service, SLAS and SSW, the Student Success Project has worked in partnership with schools to deliver an appointment management system on the Target Connect platform.

In this seminar, we will explore how this works, the benefits, the drawbacks and lessons learned.

This seminar will take place on:

Wednesday 11 July 2018, Canterbury Campus, Woolf College, Seminar Room 6, 1pm - 2pm

Friday 13 July 2018, Medway Campus, Galvanising Shop, Backspace, 1pm - 2pm





May 2017

Kent Law School, Micro-affirmations

The Student Success Project is pleased to announce the fourth seminar will be conducted by Prof Toni Williams and will present an opportunity to learn more about micro-affirmation theory.

Micro-affirmation in theory and practice: a strategy for addressing educational attainment gaps or a misdirection of focus and effort?

Toni Williams, Kent Law School,

This session surveys literature on micro-affirmation, which mostly focuses on its contribution to enhancing equality and inclusivity in the workplace, and considers whether the development of consciously micro-affirmatory practice in higher education has the potential to reduce established and persistent attainment gaps.

The seminar took place on:​

Wednesday 10 May 2017, Canterbury Campus, Woolf College, Seminar Room 6, 1pm - 2pm

A KentPlayer recording of this seminar will be made available on our staff only pages for colleagues who are unable to attend.












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Last Updated: 04/06/2018