每月档案:July 2014

Union representative nominations


One vacancy is for a member of academic-related staff and two are for other staff members. A fourth place is already filled by Dr Sarah Hyde representing academic-related staff.


The Committee is the main forum for consultation and negotiation between the University and its staff. Its membership includes management and union and staff representatives and meets each term.

Nominations for appointment to the vacancies have to be proposed and seconded by two other members from the relevant staff group.

Elections, if necessary, are held using a simple majority system.

The period of appointment is three years commencing from the date of election and representatives are eligible for re-election once.

Enquiries and nominations should be directed to the Secretary of JSNCC, Maddy Withers, either by:


图书馆咖啡馆 - 5周的5个优惠

From 4 August, the Library café is running a different offer each week for the next five weeks.

Offers include:

  • Monday 4 to Friday 8 August – hot drink offer: buy 1 hot drink and receive another hot drink of the same value or less FREE!
  • 星期一11至8月15日(星期五) - 烤茶蛋糕和标准的常规热饮2英镑。
  • Monday 18 to Friday 22 August – buy any sandwich and receive a standard regular hot drink FREE.
  • 25日星期一至8月29日(星期五) - 常规标准热饮和一片蛋糕仅2英镑。
  • Monday 1 to Friday 5 September – receive two stamps on your loyalty card when you buy any hot drink.

There are some lovely smoothies on offer too. In addition, we will be stocking the usual range of fresh sandwiches and snacks, including vegetarian options and a gluten free range.

有关更多信息,联系Michelle Fuller,,,,Library Café Manager.




  • 从最近的知名案例中学到的教训
  • Different forms of neglect
  • Interagency perspectives
  • Professional responsibility and the challenges of direct work with children who have suffered neglect

For full details of the masterclass and booking information,visit the Centre for Child Protection’s webpages或电子邮件Karen Paine

Notes: The Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent is a centre of excellence and innovation in training, research and practice. Co-Directors Professor David Shemmings and Dr Jane Reeves established the Centre following the Munro Review (2011), which stressed that Continuing Professional Development is crucial for professionals working to safeguard and protect children. The Centre received the Times Higher Education award for ‘Outstanding ICT initiative of the year’ in 2013 for its work on developing avatar-based simulations to deliver professional training and qualifications.


Prof appointed Vice-President at maths institute

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) has appointed Professor Elizabeth Mansfield from Kent as it next Vice-President, Learned Society.

Professor Mansfield, based in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, will succeed Professor Paul Glendinning, of the University of Manchester, on 1 January 2015.

The IMA is the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The brief for Vice-President, Learned Society, which is one of seven Honorary Officers of the IMA, includes representing the concerns, needs and issues of the mathematics research community through membership of the IMA’s Council (its governing body), Executive Board and Nominating Committee.



Graduation ‘selfie’ winner

Congratulations to William Oldham, a Medway Sports Science graduate, for winning the #KentGrads selfie competition.

At this year’s summer congregation ceremonies, we asked our graduates to send us their ‘selfies’ from the day.

我们收到了200多个条目Instagram。You can view all the selfies and more photos from our summer graduations onTagboard

威廉(William)在罗切斯特大教堂(Rochester Cathedral)拍摄的获胜自拍照获得了300多个赞,他赢得了价值100英镑的亚马逊凭证。

Follow @UniKentLive on Instagram.

Thank you to everyone who took part!


The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce a new PhD studentship in Philosophy starting in January 2015. This position is attached to aresearch project, ‘Grading Evidence of Mechanisms in Physics and Biology‘, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and led by Professor Jon Williamson.

Science is largely involved with discovering mechanisms. While protocols have been developed in evidence-based medicine for grading evidence of correlations, much less has been said about how to grade evidence of mechanisms that are on the path to discovery in science – this task is typically left to the intuition of individual researchers.


The studentship will run for three years (full-time equivalent) and will cover Home/EU fees as well as maintenance grant in line with Leverhulme maintenance funding.

Applicants are expected to have an upper-second class honours degree in a relevant discipline and an MA in Philosophy (either awarded or predicted in writing by the MA Programme Convenor by the time of application). Further details about the position are available on theSECL网页

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a sample of written work and two references, toJacqui Martlew


Call for submissions on ‘the secret’

Scholars are invited to make a submission forSkepsi- 在欧洲文化和语言学校(SECL)中生产的同行评审在线期刊。

Skepsi is run by SECL PhD/MA candidates, with the support of established and early career academics, and commits to publishing the work of postgraduate students and emerging scholars.

Following the recent success of ‘The Secret in Contemporary Theory, Society, and Culture’, a two-day postgraduate conference held at Kent, we are calling for contributions to a future issue of Skepsi.



Some of the questions in which we are interested include: How does the formation of a secret inform, and how is it informed by, the boundary separating the private from the public sphere? What ethical issues are involved in questions of transparency, concealment, and revelation? Does the conventional understanding of the secret – rightly or wrongly – presuppose a hidden ‘truth’ buried beneath the lack of meaning at the level of language? Is the secret itself a function of something like Derrida’s ‘différance’, and therefore an illusion or mere surface-effect of language?

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following and their interrelations:

  • 权力关系:秘密持有人与那些不知道或不知道的人之间可以存在哪种权力关系?谁疏远了?
  • Sociological and anthropological approaches to secrets: collective and individual secrets and the question of surveillance; how secrets vary across cultures.
  • 语言交流:解读text reveal its secret(s)? Or is there a semantic void within any text, the lack of a fixed signified or ‘secret’, which nonetheless generates its apparent meaning(s)? What is a coded language?
  • Secrets in literature, and in the visual and plastic arts.
  • Secret histories: subaltern and other marginalised histories; Nationalism, identity, and concealing or reinventing the past; the role of State secrets in history; how the definition and function of the secret has changed in history.
  • 秘密的哲学方法(分析和大陆):秘密存在吗?它们在逻辑上可能吗?秘密,语言和主体间性之间以及秘密与无意识之间的关系之间保持了哪些关系?
  • 关于秘密的结构和功能的心理和心理分析观点。情绪反应(内gui,羞耻等)。

Submissions are invited from academic staff, postgraduate students and independent scholars.

Any of the submitted articles selected by the Editorial Board after peer review will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal, to be published in Spring 2015.

Articles, which should not exceed 5,000 words, should be sent, together with an abstract of about 250 words and brief biographical details about the author, toskepsi@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for submission is 30 September 2014.

For more about the journal Skepsi, please see itsblog


Fifty Years of Feminism at Kent: Call for papers

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for a ’50 Years of Feminism at Kent’ conference taking place at Kent on 27-28 June 2015.

The conference, one of a number of projects marking the University of Kent’s 50th anniversary, is entitled Austerity, Gender and Household Finances, and will explore four thematic streams:

  • 紧缩和住房(由肯特教授海伦·卡尔(Helen Carr)组织)
  • Austerity and Debt and Credit (organised by Dr Julia Gumy from Bristol and Dr Simone Wong from Kent)
  • Austerity and Parenting (organised by Dr Ruth Cain from Kent)
  • 紧缩和金融化:我们可以从全球南方学到什么?(由肯特法学院助教Serena Natile组织)。

Full details of each thematic stream are available in the officialCall For Papers document

Serena Natile said:

‘Many European countries and across the world are currently facing a time of financial crisis. This has supposedly brought with it a need for austerity in order to ride out the crisis. We have thus seen a reduction in public spending which in turn has led to a tightening of fiscal policies and an immediate impact upon the provision of welfare benefits and public service provision.

“金融危机已经导致了其他的顾虑ns such as unemployment, stagnation of incomes, access to credit, indebtedness, homelessness, etc. In such times of austerity, it is often the vulnerable in society, and particularly women, who bear the brunt of spending cuts. We aim to initiate a critical interdisciplinary dialogue to explore and interrogate the impact of austerity on households as well as the scope and effect of existing public policies and legal and regulatory measures on families and their financial circumstances.’

Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including law, sociology, social policy, economics, psychology and gender studies. Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted via email tokentausterityconference@kent.ac.uk经过15 October 2014.

活动中的其他演讲者将包括:玛丽·埃文斯教授(伦敦经济学院);Suzanne Soederberg教授(加拿大女王);和丽贝卡·坦斯托尔(Rebecca Tunstall)教授(约克)。

The conference has been organised as part of the激进妇女:肯特项目50年的女权主义which is celebrating past achievements at Kent, including the establishment of the first taught programme in Women’s Studies in this country.

The project will also feature a public lecture in the Open Lecture series to be given by a leading figure in feminist activism and a series of feminist films to be shown and discussed at the Gulbenkian Cinema on the Canterbury campus.