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University of Kent

Motto Cui servire regnare est
(literal translation: 'whom to serve is to reign')
(Book of Common Prayer translation: 'whose service is perfect freedom')[1]
Established January 4, 1965
Type Public
Chancellor Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL
Vice-Chancellor Julia Goodfellow
Visitor The Archbishop of Canterbury ex officio
Staff 600
Students 18,220 [2]
Undergraduates 13,695 [2]
Postgraduates 4,525 [2]
Location Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Campus Rural
Colours
                       
Affiliations University Alliance
Association of Commonwealth Universities
European University Association
Website http://www.kent.ac.uk/
The University of Kent's Coat of Arms

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Name

The university's original name, chosen in 1962,[3] was the University of Kent at Canterbury, reflecting the fact that at the time of its foundation the then single campus crossed the borders of the jurisdictions of the county borough of Canterbury and Kent County Council. At the time it was the normal practice for universities to be named after the town or city whose boundaries they were in, but there were few precedents for one straddling the boundary, with both "University of Kent" and "University of Canterbury" initially proposed. The eventual name adopted name reflected the support of both the city and county authorities, as well as the existence of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, which officially opposed the use of a name too similar to its own.[4] The acronym UKC became a popular short form for the university.[5] (However, part of the original reasoning for the name became anachronistic when local government reforms in the 1970s resulted in the Canterbury campus falling entirely within the jurisdictions of both the City of Canterbury, which no longer has county borough status, and Kent County Council.) Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Kent County Council is the local authority for the county of Kent in south-east England, United Kingdom. ... This page is about the New Zealand University. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. ...


During the 1990s and 2000s the University has expanded beyond its original campus. It now has campuses in Medway, Tonbridge and Brussels, and works in partnership with Canterbury College, South Kent College and Mid-Kent College. In 2003 the formal title was changed to University of Kent.[6] University of Kent at Canterbury and UKC are still used to refer to the Canterbury site, with other variants such as University of Kent at Medway and University of Kent at Brussels in use for the other sites. The term UKC is also still heavily used by both students and alumni for the University as a whole. Medway is the name given to a conurbation in the north of Kent, England. ... Tonbridge is a market town in the English county of Kent, with a population of 31,600 in 2001. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Canterbury College is an associate college of the University of Kent, England. ...


Canterbury has a second university, Canterbury Christ Church University. Canterbury Christ Church University is a new university based in Kent. ...


History

A university in the ancient city of Canterbury was first considered in 1947, when an anticipated growth in student numbers led several localities to seek the creation of a new university, including Kent. However the plans came to nothing.[7] Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A decade later both population growth and greater demand for university places led to new considerations. In 1959 Kent County Council explored the possibilities of a university through its Education Committee,[3] formally accepting the proposal unanimously on 24 February 1960.[8] Two months later the Education Committee agreed to seek a site at or near Canterbury, given the historical associations of the city, subject to the support of Canterbury City Council.[9] By 1962 a site was found at Beverley Farm, straddling the then boundary between the City of Canterbury and the administrative county of Kent.[10]. The University was granted its Royal Charter on January 4, 1965 and the first students arrived in the October of that year. On March 30, 1966 Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent was formally installed as the first Chancellor.[11] is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (née Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark), (13 December 1906 - 27 August 1968) was a member of the British Royal Family; the wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V and Queen... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ...


The University of Kent at Canterbury was envisaged as being a Collegiate establishment, with most students living in one of the colleges on campus, and as specialising in inter-disciplinary studies in all fields.[12] Over the years, changing demands have effectively destroyed this original concept, leading to the present state, near the "norm" for a British University. In the United Kingdom, a collegiate university is a university whose functions are divided between the central departments of the university and a number of colleges. ... Interdisciplinarity is the act of drawing from two or more academic disciplines and integrating their insights to work together in pursuit of a common goal. ...


The university grew at a rapid rate throughout the 1960s, with three colleges and many other buildings on campus being completed by the end of the decade.[13] The 1970s saw further construction, but the university also enountered the biggest physical problem in its history.[14] The university had been built above a tunnel on the disused Canterbury and Whitstable Railway. In July 1974 the tunnel collapsed, damaging part of the Cornwallis Building, which sank nearly a metre within about an hour on the evening of July 11th.[15] Fortunately, the university had insurance against subsidence, so it was able to pay for the southwest corner of the building to be demolished and replaced by a new wing at the other end of the building. [16] The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway, sometimes referred to colloquially as the Crab and Winkle Line, opened in 1830 between Canterbury and Whitstable in the county of Kent, England. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1982 the university opened the University Centre at Tonbridge (now the University of Kent at Tonbridge) for its School of Continuing Education, helping to enhance the availability of teaching across the county.[17] Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Continuing education is an all encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. ...


In the 2000s the university entered a collaboration with the University of Greenwich and Mid Kent College to deliver university provision in the Medway area.[18] This led to the development of the University of Kent at Medway, opened from 2001. Initially based at Mid Kent College, a new joint campus opened in 2004.[18] As a consequence of the expansion outside of Canterbury the university's name was formally changed to the University of Kent on 1 April 2003.[18] The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Statue of George II in the Grand Square of the University, with the dome above the Chapel entrance to the left. ... Medway is the name given to a conurbation in the north of Kent, England. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2007 the university was rebranded with a new logo and website. The logo was chosen following consultation with existing university students and those in sixth forms across the country.[19] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... England, Wales, Northern Ireland The sixth form, in the English, Welsh and Northern Irish education systems, is the term used to refer to the final two years of secondary schooling (when students are about sixteen to eighteen years of age), during which students normally prepare for their GCE A-level...


Coat of Arms

The University of Kent's Coat of Arms
The University of Kent's Coat of Arms

The University of Kent's Coat of Arms were granted by the College of Arms in September 1967.[3] The white horse is taken from the arms of the County of Kent. The three Cornish Choughs, originally belonging to the arms of Thomas Becket, were taken from the arms of the City of Canterbury. The Crest depicts the West Gate of Canterbury with a symbolic flow of water, presumably the River Great Stour, below it. Two golden Bishops' Crosiers in the shape of a St. Andrews Cross are shown in front of it. The supporters - lions with the sterns of golden ships - are taken from the arms of the Cinque Ports.[20] Image File history File links Kent_Coat_of_Arms. ... Image File history File links Kent_Coat_of_Arms. ... The entrance of the College of Arms. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... St Thomas Becket, St Thomas of Canterbury (c. ... Arms of Canterbury City Council. ... The River Great Stour is one of the sources of the River Stour in Kent, formed when the River East Stour and the River West Stour join at Ashford. ... Crosiere of arcbishop Heinrich of Finstingen, 1260-1286 A crosier (crozier, pastoral staff) is the stylized staff of office carried by high-ranking Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and some Lutheran prelates. ... The arms of St Albans: Azure, a saltire Or (a gold saltire on a blue field) For The Saltire (proper noun) see Flag of Scotland. ... Flag of the Cinque Ports Formally, in Kent and Sussex there are five Head Ports making up the Confederation of the Cinque Ports, often pronounced as the anglicised sink ports, and meaning five ports (cinque in French means five and ports is to be connected to the Italian word porto...


The Coat of Arms are now formally only used for degree certificates, degree programmes and some merchandise, as a result of the University seeking a consistent identity branding.[19]


Canterbury campus

The main Canterbury campus covers 300 acres (1.2 km²) and is in an elevated position just over two miles (3 km) from Canterbury's city centre. It currently has approximately 11,000 full-time and 6,200 part-time students and some 600 academic and research staff. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...


Colleges

Darwin Houses, a set of student housing next to Darwin College, surrounds a large rose garden
Darwin Houses, a set of student housing next to Darwin College, surrounds a large rose garden

The university is now divided into four colleges, named after distinguished scholars. In chronological order of construction: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 938 KB) Summary Darwin Houses, at the University of Kent. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 938 KB) Summary Darwin Houses, at the University of Kent. ... Darwin College is the fourth oldest college of the University of Kent. ...

There was much discussion about the names adopted for most of the colleges with the following alternative names all in consideration at one point or another: Eliot College is the oldest college of the University of Kent. ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965), was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. ... Rutherford College is the second oldest college of the University of Kent. ... Not to be confused with physician, a person who practices medicine. ... // Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson OM PC FRS (30 August 1871 - 19 October 1937), widely referred to as Lord Rutherford, was a nuclear physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. ... Keynes College is the third oldest college of the University of Kent. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB (pronounced cains, IPA ) (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946) was a British economist whose ideas, called Keynesian economics, had a major impact on modern economic and political theory as well as on many governments fiscal policies. ... Darwin College is the fourth oldest college of the University of Kent. ... A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ...

  • For Eliot: Caxton, after William Caxton
  • For Keynes: Richborough, a town in Kent; Anselm, a former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • For Darwin: Anselm (again); Attlee, after Clement Attlee, the post war Prime Minister; Becket, after Thomas Becket, another former Archbishop (this was the recommendation of the college's provisional committee but rejected by the Senate); Conrad; Elgar, after Edward Elgar; Maitland; Marlowe, after Christopher Marlowe; Russell, after Bertrand Russell (this was the recommendation of the Senate but rejected by the Council); Tyler, after both Wat Tyler and Tyler Hill on which the campus stands. The name for the College proved especially contentious and was eventually decided by a postal ballot of members of the Senate, chosing from: Attlee, Conrad, Darwin, Elgar, Maitland, Marlowe and Tyler.[22]

(Both Becket and Tyler were eventually used as the names for residential buildings on campuses and the building housing the Architecture department is named Marlowe.) “Caxton” redirects here. ... Richborough is a settlement just north of Sandwich on the east coast of the English county of Kent. ... Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033 or 1034 – April 21, 1109) was an Italian medieval philosopher and theologian, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC (3 January 1883 – 8 October 1967) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1945 to 1951. ... St Thomas Becket, St Thomas of Canterbury (c. ... Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English Romantic composer. ... This article is about the English dramatist. ... Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, and pacifist. ... Wat Tylers Death Walter Tyler, commonly known as Wat Tyler (died June 15, 1381) was the leader of the English Peasants Revolt of 1381. ...


Each college features residential rooms, lecture theatres, study rooms, computer rooms and social areas. The intention of the colleges was that they should not be just Halls of Residence, but complete academic communities. Each college has its own bar, all rebuilt on a larger scale, and originally its own dining hall (today, only Rutherford has a functioning dining hall; Darwin's is now hired out for conferences and events; Keynes' was shut down in 2000 and converted into academic space; and Eliot's was closed in 2006). It was expected that each college (more were planned) would have around 600 students as members, with an equivalent proportion of staff, with half the students living within the college itself and the rest coming onto campus to eat and study within their colleges. Many facilities, ranging from accommodation, tutorials and alumni relations, would be handled on a college basis. With no planned academic divisions below the Faculty level, the colleges would be main focus of students' lives and there would be no units of a similar or smaller size to provide a rival focus of loyalties. A lecture on linear algebra at the Helsinki University of Technology A lecture is an oral presentation intended to teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher. ... This article is about the machine. ... Halls of residence in British English (commonly referred to as halls, and to a lesser extent hall) are a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students, similar to dormitories in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


However this vision of a collegiate university has increasingly fallen away. The funding for colleges did not keep pace with the growth in student numbers, with the result that only four colleges were built. In later years when there was heavy student demand for scarce accommodation in Canterbury the solution was found in building additional on campus accommodation but not in the form of further colleges. The hopes that students living off campus would stay around to eat dinner in their colleges were not met, whilst the abolition of college amenities fees removed students' direct stake in their colleges. With the growth of specialist subject departments as well as of other university wide facilities, more and more of the role of colleges was transferred to the central university. Even the accommodation and catering was transferred to the centralised University of Kent at Canterbury Hospitality (UKCH).[23]

Tyler Court, Block C, is part of a new halls of residence built in 2004.
Tyler Court, Block C, is part of a new halls of residence built in 2004.

Today the University cannot be considered collegiate in any true sense - applications are made to the University as a whole, and many of the colleges rely on each other for day-to-day operation. Academic departments have no formal ties to colleges other than those that are located within particular college buildings due to availability of space, with lectures, seminars and tutorials taking place wherever there is an available room rather than on a college basis. Many students are allocated accommodation in their respective college, but some are housed in developments with no defined collegiate link whilst others are housed in different colleges. In addition to these college accommodations there are also: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 784 KB) Summary Tyler Court, Block C - halls of residence at the University of Kent. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 784 KB) Summary Tyler Court, Block C - halls of residence at the University of Kent. ... Halls of residence in British English (commonly referred to as halls, and to a lesser extent hall) are a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students, similar to dormitories in the United States. ... In the United Kingdom, a collegiate university is a university whose functions are divided between the central departments of the university and a number of colleges. ...

  • Darwin Houses, a set of 26 student houses next to Darwin College, opened in 1989[24]
  • Becket Court, next to Eliot College, opened in 1990[25]
  • Tyler Court, three blocks of halls of residence. Block A was opened in 1995[25] for undergraduates.
  • Parkwood, a mini student village comprising 262 two-storey houses and a recently built apartment complex, about 5 minutes walk from the main campus. The initial houses were opened in 1980.[24] A large addition to the Parkwood area was completed in 2005, comprising a number of en-suite fitted rooms grouped into four, five and six bedroom flats.

In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ...

Library

Students studying in the Templeman Library, which offers impressive views of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral.
Students studying in the Templeman Library, which offers impressive views of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral.
Photograph of the University Library, with the Senate in the foreground on the right, taken in 2006.
Photograph of the University Library, with the Senate in the foreground on the right, taken in 2006.

The Templeman Library (named after Dr Geoffrey Templeman, the University's first Vice-Chancellor) contains over a million items in stock including books, journals, videos, DVDs, and archive materials (for example, a full text of The Times from 1785 onwards), yet it is still only half its planned size. It has a materials fund of approximately £1million a year, and adds 12,000 items every year. It is open every day in term time. It receives 800,000 visits a year, with approximately half a million loans per annum. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 766 KB) Summary The Templeman Library at the University of Kent. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 766 KB) Summary The Templeman Library at the University of Kent. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2843 KB) Photo taken by myself. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2843 KB) Photo taken by myself. ... For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


It also houses the British Cartoon Archive,[26] (established 1975[21]) a national collection of, mainly, newspaper cartoons, with over 90,000 images catalogued. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Theatre and cinema

The University is home to the Gulbenkian Theatre, an acclaimed 344-seat theatre that shows a variety of local, national and international plays and productions as well as playing host to well-known comedians and celebrities. The theatre was opened in 1969 and was named after the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation which helped fund its construction. Attached to the building is the popular Cinema 3, an arthouse cinema showing a mix of classics, films in association with the University's film studies department, and new Hollywood movies. In the daytime the cinema is used as a lecture theatre. Both the cinema and theatre are open to the public and are popular with residents of Canterbury. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. ... U.S. theatrical release poster for German New Wave director Werner Herzogs 1973 drama Aguirre: The Wrath of God An art film (also called an “art cinema”, “art movie”, or in the US, an independent film or “art house film”) is a typically serious, noncommercial, independently made film that... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...


A new café-bar extension was completed in 2005.


Sports Centre

A £1.5million development completed in 2003 meant that the Sport Centre is among the best of all UK universities. Its facilities include tennis and squash courts, hockey and football pitches, a state of the art gymnasium, a cardio theatre, a dance studio, a multi purpose sports hall and a fair trade cafe, although unusually, no swimming pool. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


Medway campus

In 2000 the University joined with other educational institutes to form the "Universities for Medway" initiative, aimed at increasing participation in higher education in the Medway Towns.[18] The following year the University of Kent at Medway formally opened, initially based at Mid Kent College.[18] By 2004 a new campus for the university had been established in the old Chatham Dockyard.[18] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Medway is the name given to a conurbation in the north of Kent, England. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chatham Dockyard, located on the River Medway in Kent, England, came into existence at the time when, following the Reformation, relations with the Catholic countries of Europe had worsened, and thus requiring added defences. ...


Tonbridge campus

In 1982 the university established the School of Continuing Education in Tonbridge, aiming to make teaching available across the entire county.[24] Development of the campus has continued almost constantly, with many new buildings added in the 1980s and 1990s.[17] The campus is now called the University of Kent at Tonbridge. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Continuing education is an all encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. ... Tonbridge is a market town in the English county of Kent, with a population of 31,600 in 2001. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Academic Faculties and Departments

The University is divided into three faculties:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology and Medical Studies (STMS)

The original plan was to have no academic sub-divisions within the three faculties (initially Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences) and to incorporate an interdisciplinary element to all degrees through common first year courses ("Part I") in each faculty, followed by specialist study in the second and final years ("Part II").[12] The lack of Departments encouraged the development of courses that crossed traditional divides, such as Chemical Physics, Chemistry with Control Engineering, Biological Chemistry and Environmental Physical Science.[27]


However the interdisciplinary approach proved increasingly complex for two reasons. The levels of specialisation at A Levels meant that many students had not studied particular subjects for some years and this made it impossible to devise a course that both covered areas unstudied by some and did not bore others. This proved an especial problem in Natural Sciences, where many Mathematics students had not studied Chemistry at A Level and vice versa. Additionally many subjects, particularly those in the Social Sciences, were not taught at A Level and required the first year as a grounding in the subject rather than an introduction to several different new subjects. Problems were especially encountered in the Faculty of Natural Sciences where the differing demands of Mathematics and physical sciences led to two almost completely separate programmes and student bases.[27] In 1970 this led to the creation of the School of Mathematical Studies, standing outside the Faculties.[21] The addition of other subjects led to increased pressure on common Part I programmes and increasingly students took more specialised Part I courses designed to prepare them for Part II study.[27] The A-level, short for Advanced Level, is a General Certificate of Education qualification in the United Kingdom, usually taken by students during the optional final two years of secondary school (Years 12 & 13, commonly called the Sixth Form), or at a separate sixth form college or further education college...


The University now has the Faculties further divided into 18 Departments and Schools, ranging from the School of English to the Department of Biosciences, and from the Kent Law School to the Department of Economics. Also of note is the University's Brussels School of International Studies, located in Brussels, Belgium. The School offers Master's degrees in international relations theory and international conflict analysis, along with an LLM in international law. In 2005 a new department, The Kent School of Architecture, began teaching its first students. The Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS), was founded in 1998 by the University of Kent at Canterbury. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs and global issues among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree, commonly abbreviated LL.M. (also LLM or LL.M) from its Latin name, Legum Magister. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Student body

The student population is quite mixed, with approximately 16% of students coming from overseas.[28] No less than 128 different nationalities are currently represented. The female to male ratio is 55 women to every 45 men.[28]


Students' Union

Main article: University of Kent Students' Union

The Students' Union is known as "Kent Union" and has a considerable presence on campus. Kent Union runs three shops on campus, Essentials (all-purpose food and essentials), Parkwood Essentials (ditto, but in student village Parkwood) and Extras (off-licence). The Union also runs the Parkwood bar Woody's and the two-storey nightclub The Venue, which from 1999 played host to big names such as Zane Lowe, Pendulum, DJ Hype, Goldie, the former boxer Nigel Benn, Starsky & Hutch original Huggy Bear, the Scratch Perverts, members of B*Witched and Tim Westwood. The University of Kent Students Union, also known as Kent Union, is the student representative body for students at the University of Kent. ... An off licence is a shop that sells alcoholic beverages in the United Kingdom, for consumption off the premises. ... Zane Lowe (born Alexander Zane Reid Lowe on 7 August 1973) also known as Zipper is a radio DJ and television presenter. ... Pendulum are an electronic group originally hailing from Perth, Australia. ... DJ Hype is a stage name of drum and bass producer and DJ Kevin Ford. ... For other uses, see Goldie (disambiguation). ... Nigel Benn (born January 22, 1964) is an English former boxer who held world titles at both Middleweight and Super Middleweight. ... . Huggy Bear was an English riot grrrl band, formed in 1991 in Brighton, England. ... The Scratch Perverts are a collective of turntablist DJs from the UK, formed in 1996 by Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and DJ Plus One. ... Tim Westwood (born 3 October1957 in Lowestoft Suffolk),[1][2][3]is a British rap DJ and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rap Show. ...


The union is notable for having the unique position of "Duck Warden", (currently held by 1st year psychology student Sam Leivers) amongst its many office bearers.


In the early 1980s the Students' Union had a strong reputation for live music and played host to such acts as U2, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Smiths', Echo & the Bunnymen and Elvis Costello. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Depeche Mode are an influential electronic band, who formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group, formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ...


The Student Bar

The Student Bar is an online community, developed by a student at the university, which currently has over 6,000 members that consist of people that either study or work at the University of Kent, or are members of the university's alumni.


The website itself is similar to other social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Members are able to provide a profile which can include information about their course of study, personal details and interests as well as upload photos. The mainstay of The Student Bar is the ability to create and join groups for discussion on a range of topics. It creates a closer unity between students at the university that wasn't usually provided for students prior to 2006 and adds an extra level of socialising. The Student Bar is now open to students at other universities in the UK. This article is about the social networking website. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Alumni services

In contact with almost 30,000 alumni worldwide, the Development & Alumni Relations Team produces publications, undertakes fundraising activities to support the University and organises events for alumni.[29] “Alumni” redirects here. ...


See also: List of University of Kent people & Category:Alumni of the University of Kent A list of people related to the University of Kent. ...


The Chaplaincy

Whilst the University is secular, there is a strong chaplaincy consisting of permanent Anglican and Catholic priests, a Pentecostal minister, as well as part-time chaplains from other denominations and faiths. Secularity (adjective form secular) is the state of being separate from organized religion. ... A chaplain in the 45th Infantry Division leads a religious service in an unknown location during World War II. US Navy Chaplain Kenneth Medve conducts Catholic Mass onboard the Ronald Reagan (2006) A chaplain is typically a priest, ordained deacon or other member of the clergy serving a group of...


The chaplaincy runs the annual Carol Service that takes place every year in the Cathedral at the end of Autumn Term.


League Table Results

The 2008 Guardian Newspaper University League Tables (published 2007) puts the University of Kent in 30th place in the institutional rankings, while The Times Good University Guide (2007 - published 2006) puts Kent in 34th place. The Sunday Times University League Table (2006) placed Kent in 46th place. (There are some 120 ranked university institutions in the UK). The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ...


Kent does not appear in the top 200 World Universities listed by The Times Higher Education Supplement or the top 500 World Universities listed by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's world rankings table. The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise the University of Kent was placed 46th (according to the RAE league tables in The Times Higher Education Supplement). The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an exercise undertaken every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ...


Sixteen departments from Kent appear in the top 20 of either The Times or The Guardian's British subject rankings from 2005 (including six departments in the top ten). The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


The National Student Survey conducted in 2005 reported that the University of Kent had the best student satisfaction in the South East (excluding London, which is considered a region in its own right) and was 26th out of 128 institutions surveyed. Part-time students gave the University an even better ranking, putting Kent in 4th place nationally when only part-time student opinions were taken into account.[30] The National Student Survey is a survey, launched in 2005,[1] of all final year degree students at institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ...


The Franco-British double degree programme

This bi-lingual programme combines subjects in one degree and is taught in two countries. The first year is spent at the University of Kent, the second year at the Institut d'études politiques de Lille (IEP), the third year at the University of Kent, the fourth year at the IEP of Lille and the fifth is either spent in Canterbury, in Brussels or in Lille. The Institut détudes politiques de Lille or Sciences Po Lille or IEP Lille is an IEP based in Lille. ...


The students of the Franco-British double degree programme receive at the end of the fourth year the BA (Bachelor of Arts) from the University of Kent, the Diplôme by the IEP of Lille and at the end of the fifth year, either the MA (Master of Arts) in Canterbury or in Brussels or the Master delivered by the IEP of Lille, chosen between 14 parcours de formation by the IEP of Lille.[31] [32]


References

  1. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) page 36 ISBN 0-904938-03-4 As Martin notes "Our former Information Officer has ventured the opinion that Cranmer would not have got very high marks had this phrase appeared in an O-Level Latin paper!"
  2. ^ a b c Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-08-06.
  3. ^ a b c d e f About Kent - History - 1959-1969. University of Kent (2007-01-11). Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  4. ^ "Second University Sponsor Resigns", The Times, October 17, 1962. 
  5. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) pages 29-30 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  6. ^ While Canterbury ceased to be a county borough in the 1970s, Medway is now a unitary authority - the modern form of a county borough. However the current overall title of the University does not reflect this.
  7. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) page 14 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  8. ^ "Step Towards Kent University", The Times, February 25, 1960. 
  9. ^ "Siting Of A Kent University - Canterbury Area Recommended", The Times, April 26, 1960. 
  10. ^ "Site Of University For Kent", The Times, February 01, 1962. 
  11. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) pages 11-36 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  12. ^ a b "University Of Kent Sets Out To Be Different - Emphasis On Collegiate-Based Life", The Times, April 04, 1963. 
  13. ^ "Kent Life" in Kent: The Magazine for The University of Kent Spring 2005 No. 44 page 4
  14. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) pages 225-231 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  15. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) page 228 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  16. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) page 231 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  17. ^ a b "Kent Life" in Kent: The Magazine for The University of Kent Spring 2005 No. 44 page 5
  18. ^ a b c d e f About Kent - History - 2000-2006. University of Kent (2007-01-11). Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  19. ^ a b Our visual identity (pdf). University of Kent (2007-03-14). Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  20. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) pages 33-36 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  21. ^ a b c About Kent - History - 1970-1979. University of Kent (2007-01-11). Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  22. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) pages 122-126 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  23. ^ Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  24. ^ a b c About Kent - History - 1980-1989. University of Kent (2007-01-11). Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  25. ^ a b About Kent - History - 1990-1999. University of Kent (2007-01-11). Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  26. ^ British Cartoon Archive website
  27. ^ a b c Graham Martin, From Vision to Reality: the Making of the University of Kent at Canterbury (University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990) pages 39-54 ISBN 0-904938-03-4
  28. ^ a b Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-08-06. There are 18,220 total students. 15,270 are United Kingdom students (3,385 postgraduates and 11,885 undergraduates), a total of 83.8%. 10,095 students are female (2165 postgraduates and 7390 undergraduates), a total of 55.4%.
  29. ^ Details of the activities, events and networking opportunities can be found on the University's alumni website at http://www.kent.ac.uk/alumni/
  30. ^ Teaching Quality Information - publishers of the National Student Survey
  31. ^ 14 parcours de formation
  32. ^ Official Site of the Franco-British course at the IEP of Lille and at the University of Kent at Canterbury - French and English

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