On March 4, 2016  Mrs Margaret Lesuuda, the Missions Education Counsellor visited the University of Kent Canterbury Campus to meet with Kenyan students enrolled there and with Key members of the Law School to discuss opportunities for collaboration

Mrs Lesuuda, encouraged students to work harder and acquire top grades urging those undertaking their undergraduate positions should consider pursuing  postgraduate studies. She reminded them to uphold the good values and culture of Kenya as ‘ambassadors’ of the country wherever they go.

In meeting with University administrators  potential partnership opportunities with the University and  Universities in Kenya were discussed. Particularly the University of Nairobi and Riara University both of which have accredited Law schools and offer bridge courses for returning law students who may not have cleared the mandatory 16 course units. Other Fields of partnership also discussed were in; Split- site  PhD, Masters programmes,Joint research, Capacity building, Staff and students exchanges.

The Government of Kenya encourages such partnerships which can be seen in the reforms and strategies developed in the Higher Education Sector and also as illustrated in its University sub-sector vision; to provide globally competitive quality education, training, and research for sustainable development. Kenya therefore seeks partnerships with stakeholders in both the private and public sectors to provide the requisite infrastructure and development of technical skills necessary for development of the Country.

The top academics who attended the collaborative discussions included;

From Kent Law School

  • Professor Toni Williams, Head of Kent Law School
  • Professor Iain Ramsay (Joint Director of Graduate Studies)
  • Dr Simone Wong (Joint Director of Graduate Studies)
  • Lisa Dickson, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Internationalisation
  • Sian Lewis-Anthony, Senior Lecturer in law
  • Mr.Daniel Lee, Communications and Admissions Officer

From the University of Kent more widely:

  • Dr Anthony Manning, Dean of Internationalisation
  • Sue Hopkinson, Assistant Director of the International Office
  • Professor Peter Hydon, Head of the School of Maths, Statistics and Actuarial Science