Kent Extra Courses


This term Dr Ian Bride will again be running Kent Extra courses KE060 Woodland Coppicing: Understanding and Practice and KE071 Woodland Crafts: Making a Besom (Witches Broom) in week 20 and week 21 respectively. KE606 will comprise of a field workshop in which students will be given a brief introduction to the history, value and practice of coppicing as a productive form of woodland management, instruction in coppicing tool use, and hands-on practice in collaboratively coppicing several trees. KE071 will comprise of a field workshop in which students will make a besom through a process of interacting with the construction materials. The key objective of the course will be for students to experience and understand the authentic traditional process of making, using materials from managed woodland – and to find a degree of relaxation in the process.

See the following link for more details on these courses:

Kent Extra provides additional non-credit-bearing courses for registered students at the University of Kent, intended to enhance the student experience by providing new learning opportunities alongside your main subject specialism. Students participating in Kent Extra courses will be eligible for Employability Points and attendance can appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report. More information on what courses are available and how to sign up can be found here:



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