Monthly Archives:March 2018

Do you know an inspirational Kent student? Nominate them for a Kent Student Award!

Students, staff and members of the public have until4月6日to nominate a student or group of students to win aKent Student Award.


肯特学生奖项认可并庆祝大学生活课外地区的学生成就。View the award categories.

Kent Student Award winners will receive a personalised brick on the Kent ‘Footsteps Path’ and it’s something impressive to add to the CV.

Please share this with colleagues, students and local businesses to encourage nominations.

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USS dispute update – Joint Expert Panel

本周早些时候看到了宣布有一个new set of proposalscoming out of the talks facilitated by Acas between UUK and UCU.



昨天,UUK have confirmedthat employers have indicated their support for the proposals and theUCU announced他们的分支机构和高等教育委员会投票赞成将提案提交给选票中的成员。

In the meantime, discussions continue between UUK, USS and the Pensions Regulator to make sure of the necessary statutory and regulatory support.

Campus Shuttle running times

The Campus Shuttle will continue to run to the usual timetable over the Easter weekend including the bank holidays- Friday 30 March 2018 and Monday 2 April 2018.


航天飞机将重新开始运行of the summer term on Tuesday 8 May 2018. Booking will be available a week or so before this date.

For more information, follow @CampusShuttle on twitter.

Convert Energy

University Alumni and Hub Entrepreneurs in Residence win Chamber Award



After receiving the award Director David Browne said: ‘We are thrilled to have won this award and receive the recognition for our business. We always knew the energy sector could benefit from our skills and expertise, bringing something different to the marketplace, but to have independent judges acknowledge where the business is and its future potential is incredible and such a boost to the team. I want to personally thank the sponsors for selecting us but also as a recent alumnus of Kent and residents within the Hub for Innovation & Enterprise we certainly could not have developed the business to this stage so quickly without their dedication and support. I’m a very proud alumnus of Kent and hence there was only one place I wanted to start my business.’

Convert Energy is an independent technical consultancy and low energy products provider, delivering full turnkey projects in the South East and a design/supply service nationwide, founded by Kent Alumni David Browne and Ben Glancy. They have been entrepreneurs in residence at the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise, the University’s dedicated support for entrepreneurship and self-employment, since 2016.


Office Angels, KM Big Quiz sponsor

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Join in the KM Big Quiz at the University on Friday 20 April.






Curriculum Review – School of Psychology

The next Student Success seminar “Undergraduate Curriculum Review – School of Psychology” will give an overview of the main findings of the review which sort to modernise and streamline the Undergraduate curriculum in the School of Psychology.

This seminar, delivered by Dr Libby Drury, will look at how Psychology aim to align with the School’s strategic vision and the overall mission of the University Plan 2015-20, to adapt to increasing UG student numbers and to make best use of the revised British Psychological Society’s accreditation system. Please circulate this invitation to colleagues.


  • 2018年4月11日星期三,坎特伯雷校区,凯恩斯学院,研讨会室15,13.00-14.00
  • Friday 13 April 2018, Medway Campus, Pilkington Building, Room 104, 13.00-14.00

31 members of the school took part in nine focus groups designed to elicit students’ and staff’s opinions of how to improve the curriculum. Qualitative data from the focus groups was analysed and the most frequently mentioned issues were grouped into eight themes, including 1) increased consistency 2) large, varied cohort teaching 3) core skills, 4) curriculum flow, 5) teaching delivery, 6) avoiding duplication, 7) meeting expectations and improving transferable skills, and 8) student engagement. Data within each theme is presented in three sections; what works well, systematic issues and suggestions for improvement.

To book a place on any staff seminar simply email through

More information on this and all the staff seminars can be found on the website

可以在录制BTEC研讨会和Karen Cox的鼓舞人心的扬声器谈话中找到只供职员使用SSP网站的一部分。


The University of Kent’s Athena SWAN team has grown to its full strength this month. We warmly welcome Anne-Marie Baker (Project Manager) and Camille Barbagallo (Post-doc Research Associate) to the team, that already consists of Minna Janhonen (Athena SWAN Adviser), Ellen Dowie (Data Analyst) and Sarah Vickerstaff (Athena SWAN Working Group Chair).

去年11月,肯特大学将在机构雅典娜天鹅古铜续签申请中举行,并期望于4月30日审理ECU(平等挑战单位)的结果。自去年11月以来,该团队一直在实施Athena Swan行动计划以及与他们的部门提交的学校支持学校。

In case you have any questions or comments, please email and we’ll get back to you!

In the picture: Athena SWAN team (from left); Ellen Dowie, Anne-Marie Baker, Sarah Vickerstaff, Camille Barbagallo and Minna Janhonen.

Tizard lecture

GDPR information sessions for staff

来自David Nightingale,高级副副总裁和Provost的消息:

As you may know, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be coming in from 25 May 2018, which will have a discernible impact on how we obtain, update and use the personal information we hold on our constituents and stakeholders. The Information Compliance team and Development Office have been preparing various processes and resources to support the University in remaining compliant and will deliver some information sessions for data users in schools and departments across the institution.


如果与您的角色相关,我建议您参加,如果可以。请注册下面,以便组织者可以确保房间适合目的。如果您不能参加会议并致力于,您可以联系Development Officeor信息合规性team directly.

星期二sday 17 April 10-11am, Keynes Lecture Theatre 3 (Social Sciences)Register here
Friday 20 April 10-11am, Keynes Lecture Theatre 3 (Humanities)Register here
Monday 23 April 10-11am, Keynes Lecture Theatre 3 (Sciences)Register here
4月26日星期四10-11AM,Medway Building 3-04(全部)Register here

Professor Iain Ramsay appointed to REF 2021 sub-panel for law

Kent consumer law expert Professor Iain Ramsay has been appointed to thesub-panel for law for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, the UK’s national assessment of research in higher education institutions.

The REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Experts are appointed to sub-panels for each of the 34 subjects assessed, all working under the guidance of four main panels.

Professor Ramsayhas internationally acknowledged research expertise in consumer law and policy, insolvency law, and regulation, and has extensive knowledge of commercial credit and contract law research in both Europe and North America.

Before joining Kent Law School in 2007, he was Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada where he was also Editor-in-Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal from 2003 – 2006.

Professor Ramsay has extensive experience of policy research in the UK, Canada and EU and is frequently invited to play a leading role in a range of international and national level policy, legal, and academic bodies. Most recently he was a member of the Working Group on Financial Services for Revision of the 2016 United Nations Guidelines on Consumer Protection.



Dave Jordan, Health & Safety and Food Safety Advisor for Kent Hospitality is the winner of the March Pride Award. The Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award recognised Dave’s dedicated attitude and hard work for providing additional support to a residential student on the Canterbury campus in a time of need.

Any Kent Hospitality staff (permanent or casual) may be nominated from Canterbury and Medway campuses. The award is given in March, June, September/October and December with each winner receiving £100 of shopping vouchers, a certificate and a Pride pin badge.

It’s really easy to nominate a member of the Kent Hospitality team for a Pride Award. Just visit the Pride website and complete ouronline form.

The closing date for the next Pride Award is Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 12 noon.