Monthly Archives:March 2019


You can now record TOIL in Staff Connect

Followingfeedbackfrom staff groups, new functionality has been added to Staff Connect and you are now able to record time off in lieu (TOIL) earned and taken in the system. This replaces individual TOIL management systems such as e-Days, spreadsheets or Outlook and provides as consistent way of recording absence across the University.

TOIL balances in Staff Connect are kept separate from annual leave entitlements. For Staff in grades 1-6 TOIL can be earned by the hour. For Staff in grades 7 and above, TOIL should be earned in half day or full day blocks. For all staff TOIL should be taken in half day or full day blocks. More guidance on the use of TOIL can be found in the经理概述和there areemployeemanageruser guides available.

The introduction of the recording of TOIL in Staff Connect fits with theproject’s aimto streamline our HR processes and provide employees and managers with a one-stop-shop for most HR-related activity. It supports the principles of Simplifying Kent in reducing duplication of systems with their associated costs and effort.

Autism Arts Festival

TheSchool of ArtsGulbenkianare hosting the second biennialAutism Arts Festivalto be held on campus from Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

This year’s festival features a mix of performances, screenings and events. The festival will start on the Friday with a comedy double bill featuringRobert White, aBritain’s Got Talent2018 finalist, and凯特·福克斯, star of BBC Radio 4’sThe Price of Happiness

Then, on theSaturday星期日, the festival will include a range of performances, screenings and events, including感觉剧院的感觉马戏团,#BinariesBeGone by Emma Selwynas well as德里克·帕拉维奇尼四重奏和an all-nightAvengersmovie marathon.

音乐节还将包括Studio 3 Gallery, curated by the WEBworks collective, and a programme of literature events with speakers including凯瑟琳·梅,作者白色的高潮游泳俱乐部The Electricity of Every Living Thing

Dr Shaun May, Senior Lecturer in theDepartment of Drama and Theatre, who said: ‘The festival aims to be both a celebration of autistic creativity and an attempt to develop the idea of a relaxed performance more fully to create an entire festival that’s as accessible to neurodivergent people as possible.’

For more information and links to events bookings, please see the Festival’s webpage here:

School of Psychology Annual Lecture 2019

‘Rehearsal and the development of verbal short-term memory’ – Professor Chris Jarrold

肯特大学的教职员工和学生和基因ral public are invited to attend our Annual Lecture, which is to be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. The talk will begin at 3pm in Keynes Lecture Theatre 4 (KLT4) and be followed by a drinks reception in Keynes Atrium Foyer at 4pm.如果您想参加此活动,请发送电子邮件 15 May 2019.

The title of the talk is “Rehearsal and the development of verbal short-term memory” and it will be given by Chris Jarrold, Professor in Cognitive Development, School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol.


Verbal short-term memory (VSTM) undoubtedly improves across childhood and is thought to support children’s acquisition of vocabulary and other academic abilities. Understanding the causes of VSTM development is therefore of both theoretical and practical importance. An influential view is that apparent changes in VSTM capacity reflect change in the use of rehearsal to support performance. However, in this talk I critique that position, before putting forward a radical reassessment of the status of rehearsal. I focus in particular on the claim that children undergo a qualitative change in their use of rehearsal around the age of 7. Here I show that key evidence to support this view can instead be explained by general improvements in memory capacity, review data showing gradual improvements in the strategic use of rehearsal in children, and develop the implications of my account for neuropsychological cases where VSTM is compromised.

Brief biography

Chris Jarrold is Professor in Cognitive Development and Head of the School of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol ( He is a world-leading expert on cognitive development, especially on the processes that support goal-directed behaviour and the maintenance of information in immediate memory, among both typically and atypically developing children. His work has been funded through numerous research grants, and has had a significant influence on both theory development and educational practice, leading to him receiving prestigious early- and mid-career awards from the British Psychological Society and Experimental Psychology Society.

The talk is being hosted by David Williams, Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Kent. We would be delighted if you are able to join us for the talk.

A Roman adventure for students in Classical and Archaeological Studies

Students in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies at Kent were thrilled last month by a four-day trip to the Greek and Roman ruins of Campania and Rome. Undergraduates in Ancient History and Classical & Archaeological Studies, led byDr Luke Lavan, and postgraduates on the MA in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University’sRome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies, who are in Rome throughout the Spring term under the direction ofDr Christopher Burden-Strevens,被介绍给罗马意大利必须提供的最好的。

Luke Lavan is an expert in the archaeology of Roman Italy and, as the Director of theCentre for Late Antique Archaeology, has run excavations at Ostia, the most important harbour city of ancient Rome, as well as other sites in Italy. Christopher Burden-Strevens is a specialist in the history and history-writing of the Roman Republic. Uniting these two approaches – archaeology and ancient history – students had an action-packed four days exploring sites both famous and unfamiliar, some of which are normally closed to the public.

一周始于庞贝,an exceptionally well-preserved settlement whose origins go back to the Greek colonisation of the southern Italian coast in the Archaic Era, then travelled to Paestum. Students ended their rich and full week withan excursion to Ostia,罗马在台伯河口的古老港口,随后访问了罗马帝国本身的古代心:罗马论坛。克里斯托弗·伯登·斯特雷文斯(Christopher Burden-Strevens)会见了肯特的硕士学生Paris School of Arts and Cultureto talk them through the history of the Forum as a political space.

Christopher Burden-Strevens said: “four days of constant activity in Campania and Rome is only possible thanks to the enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge of Kent’s undergraduates in Ancient History and Classical & Archaeological Studies and our postgraduates in Ancient History and Archaeology in the city of Rome, and the dedication of the academics who teach them. To teach the history of Roman – and indeed pre-Roman – Italy in the lecture theatre is a pleasure. But to teach it on-site for days on end, in the company of students who have such passion for their subject that they give themselves over to Rome for almost a week—that’s really a privilege. It was an absolutely fantastic four days, and I can’t wait for next year”.


Kent goes to Italy: Ostia and Rome

Canterbury campus

New Estates Cleaning Service Level Statement from 8 April 2019

From Monday 8 April 2019, the Estates Cleaning team will begin operating a revised Service Level Statement at the Canterbury campus.

The buildings cleaned by the Estates Department, and included in this change are:

Aphra Studio Careers Advisory Service Campus Security

Colyer Fergusson Cornwallis – all areas Chipperfield & Extension

East Oast House Estates Grimond

Grounds Maintenance Gulbenkian Hothe Court

Jarman Jennison Lumley

Lupino Marlowe Medical Centre

Nursing Services Oaks Study Hub Olive Cottages (part)

Park Wood PC Room Pavilion Registry

Rutherford Annex Senate Sibson

Sports Centre Templeman Library UELT

West Oast House Wigoder Woodlands Annex


Residential buildings cleaned by Kent Hospitality staff, including the Colleges, are not affected by this change. This update to the cleaning service levels will alter the frequencies of cleaning in staff offices and kitchens.

A copy of the Estates Service Level Statement is available on the Estates Department’s website这里。This document provides an overview and clarity regarding services provided by the department.

Please contact Estates Customer Services on ext 16666, or by you have any questions regarding this.

What will you do for a year? Journalist or maybe a computer scientist?


Will Student Finance cover the extra year?

The ‘Year in…’ courses are in addition to your current degree and it should be possible to extend your student finances for an extra year. Check with your loan provider to see what financial support is available.

Winning KLS student mediators

Two awards for Kent student mediators in Athens

A team of Kent Law School student mediators has scooped two awards at an international mediation competition in Athens.

Final-year law students Margo Sabbah, Nadia Mauro and India Hughes were one of 52 teams competing in the 18th International Law School Mediation Tournament, sponsored by the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR).

Together, the team won an award for 4th best International Client Team and individually, Margo won an award for being the 7th best International Mediator.

The team was accompanied to Greece by Kent Law School Lecturer in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)珍妮·克莱门特·沃克(Janie Clement-Walker)

Janie, an Accredited Mediator and Advanced Negotiator, convenes an extra-curricular module in Mediation. The module introduces mediation and the skills required to resolve legal disputes without recourse to litigation. It includes practical workshops to develop skills and participation in an internal mediation competition. Winners of the in-house competitions are invited to represent Kent at national and international levels.

Last year, a team of student mediators from Kent won the Lex Infinitum Negotiation/Mediation Competition in Goa. Students have competed regularly in the National Mediation Competition with teams travelling to Jersey, Glasgow and London. Student mediators from Kent have also competed at an international level in INADR competitions held in Ireland, France, Greece and America.

Mediation is one of three ADR options open to students at肯特法学院。第二个是谈判的模块,第三个是客户面试。学生还可以通过参加肯特法律诊所的工作和学校的主动求助计划来发展实用的法律技能。

Exam desks

Exam essentials

Your timetable

You can view yourtimetablenow by logging into yourStudent Data System.(SDS)

Where is my exam venue?

Not sure where you need to go? –See our venues

Where do I sit?

You will be allocated a seat for each exam, please find the seating plan at your venue before the start of each session.

What to bring

  • KentOne Card. If you have lost this pleasecontact us
  • Pens, pencils and writing equipment (in a clear pencil case)
  • Still water in a clear plastic bottle

What NOT to bring

  • 手机 /智能手表 /耳机
  • Bags
  • Food (unless permission given prior)
  • Any drink other than water

Bag rooms


Canterbury campus– Keynes Seminar Room 7

Medway campus- Pilkington建筑室014

吉林厄姆建筑房间2 - 03

造船厂教堂 - 门厅入口


If you have an Inclusive Learning Plan (ILP)please take a moment to check your exam adjustments are correct. On SDS select ‘Details and Study’ and ‘My Details’. You’ll see a button marked ‘My Inclusive Learning Plan’ if you have been in contact with theStudent Support and Wellbeing team(SSW).

On-campus rooms for exam season
Do you commute to Canterbury and have exams you don’t want to be late for? You canbook short stay campus accommodation.

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Bunny Easter Egg Hunt

Kent Bunny’s Epic Easter Egg Hunt is back this week!

Kent Bunny’s Epic Easter Egg Hunt is back this week and all staff, students, alumni and our neighbours have the chance to win a selection of great prizes and loads of chocolate by taking part.

It’s taking place across Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Paris and Brussels all week. Follow all the fun on Facebook, Twitter @unikentbunny and Instagram @unikentlive and @unikentbunny.

Work out the clues to find the little magic eggs and return them to the warren in Rutherford Common Room to claim your prize!

Good luck! #KentBunny

New Statesman Editor ‘in conversation’ at Kent

The editor of the political magazine, theNew Statesman, Jason Cowley appears at the University’s Canterbury campus on Wednesday 3 April.

Mr Cowley will take part in a conversation withDr Adrian Pabst, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations (POLIR), as part of the POLIR Public Speaker Programme.

The event will take place in the Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 at 17.00. Admission is free and open to all. There is free parking on campus from 17.00 and the talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

杰森·考利(Jason Cowley)是一名记者,杂志编辑和作家。他曾为观察员和时代的Granta工作。作为新政治家的现任编辑,他被认为是振兴它,并将其重新建立为有影响力的每周出版物。

He has written books about politics and football. His next book will explore England and Englishness, expanding on his essay on England Rising.