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Issues not solved by driving students out

LAST week’s edition of the Canterbury Times featured a letter which stated there were “too many students” in the city. While students and householders in Canterbury generally get on well, there have been points of tension in the last year. An end of term party at Canterbury Christ Church University drew more than 70 noise complaints. The letter, which was …

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Wildwood founder recalls his early search for a job

It can be a tough task for current students to land a job after completing their studies at university, with dozens of job applications, CVs to prepare and cover letters to write. But imagine applying for 500 jobs, attending hundred of interviews, and applying for countless PhD programmes – only to be turned down every time. That was the story …

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Solar Eclipse 2015 in Kent: How where and when to see it

Comments (0) Canterbury and east Kent will be plunged into darkness on March 20 as the solar eclipse of the sun takes place. Stargazers across the area will be keeping an eye out for the much anticipated event on March 20. Phillip Young, secretary of the South East Kent Astronomical Society, says there will be plenty of the great spots to …

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Entrepreneurs thriving in Kent

Entrepreneurs appear to be thriving in Kent after a record number of new businesses were launched in the county last year, according to new figures. An unprecedented 13,223 companies were registered here in 2014, against a previous best of 12,599. It brings the county’s total number of firms to 88,167 – another record sum – according to findings based on records at …

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Slopes inquiry gets under way

The public inquiry over the future of the University of Kent’s southern slopes got under way this week with campaigners trying to persuade a planning inspector to designate the land as a village green. Numerous witnesses for the Save Chaucer Fields group have been taking the stand, including chairman David Smith, who spent three hours giving evidence and being cross-examined …

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University is labelled hostile to free speech

Online magazine says Kent is one of the worst in country THE University of Kent has been named as one of the worst higher-education centres for freedom of speech in the country in a national campaign. The university was given the worst ranking – red – by the online magazine spiked-online.com because of policies by the student body Kent Union …

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Tories name candidates for city council election

… while three prospective MPs answer student questions ALTHOUGH the political focus is very much on the general election, which will be upon us in less than 100 days, the starting pistol has been fired for those hoping to win a seat on Canterbury City Council. The Canterbury Conservatives became the first local party to announce their candidates for the …

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Professors delighted to be on the Queen’s special list

TWO professors, one from the University of Kent and one from Canterbury Christ Church University, are in the New Year Honours List. University of Kent’s Professor Sarah Spurgeon has been appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Christ Church University’s Professor Jan Burns has been appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the …

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March 20 9.31am: Solar Eclipse – best viewpoints in East Kent

Europe is set to experience its biggest solar eclipse in 15 years later this month, we thought we would create a list of some of the best spots you can watch it happen in East Kent. Experts have predicted that the moon will block the sun’s rays for almost two hours on the morning of Friday, March 20. The maximum eclipse, …

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What’s in our head?

Pupils saw exactly what is going on in their head teachers head when psychologist Dr David Wilkinson gave an assembly to children at Herne Bay Junior School last week. The University of Kent expert delved into head teacher Frances Nation’s brainwaves in a live show on the big screen. School spokesman Paula Amos said: “While a lot of attention is …

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