EP Rewards Evening 2017
Celebrating the successes of the Employability Points Scheme.
The Employability Points Rewards Evening took place on Tuesday 7th June 2017 in Woolf College at the University of Kent.
Now in its seventh year, the University of Kent’s Employability (EP) Scheme saw a record 7,782 students taking part, supported by 145 companies and organisations.
The evening, which welcomed nearly 300 guests, was sponsored by Santander Universities with Canterbury City Council sponsoring the promotional materials. Arriva also provided return transportation for guests travelling from the Medway campus.
During the ceremony, the 20 top performing students were recognised through the provision of iPads, Amazon vouchers, and much more, all offered by sponsoring companies and organisations.
Guests included the Sheriff of Canterbury, Councillor Colin Spooner, and, for the University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation Professor Philippe De Wilde and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education Professor April McMahon, as well as staff and students. For the first time this year, the scheme was expanded to include students currently studying at our European Centres in Paris and Brussels and the Highest Scoring Student from Brussels, Sabrina Iannazzone, was awarded during the ceremony.
Marcus Wright, Enterprise Manager at Kent Innovation and Enterprise said:
"This evening brought together our three key stakeholders in such a fantastic and energised way. Our students who make the scheme, our companies who offer the experiences and our staff and colleagues from around the institution and related Unions. Without any of those we simply don’t have a scheme in the first place. I can’t wait for our next ceremony in Medway next year!"
Carole Barron, Director of Innovation and Enterprise commented:
"I am delighted that so many students have engaged with the scheme this year and it is a testament to The University’s commitment to providing the best possible student experience. The EP Scheme has gone from strength to strength and continues to be an important part of university life. I hope that all the students who took part are proud of what they have achieved."
The EP team would like to thank all the sponsoring organisations for their support in ensuring the event was a success.
To find out more about the event details, speakers, and the scheme’s winners, see below:
Many of our sponsors and supporters were invited to our rewards evening. Some even made presentations to students and spoke about why they wanted to get involved with Employability Points, along with students who have benefited from the scheme, and members of the University of Kent community. Here are the speakers we had on the night:
Carole Barron - Director of Kent Innovation and Enterprise, University of Kent
Marcus Wright – Enterprise Relationship Manager, University of Kent
Chandresh Meghji - Branch Director, Santander Universities
Sophie Taylor-Gammon - Hub Coordinator, University of Kent
Dalia Halpern-Matthews, Chief Executive, Nucleus Arts
Sebastien Cadinot, Director of Centre of English & World Languages, University of Kent
Gregg Lawrence, Director, Yoyo Design
Jennifer Thomas – Client Business Manager, Caliper
Matt Cook – EP Officer, University of Kent
Scott Maynard – HR Director, Southeastern
Jennifer Thomas – Client Business Manager, Caliper
Emily Antcliffe - Deputy Director, Civil Service
Ros Daitshell - HR Director, KIMS Hospital
Rakesh Pradhan - Commercial Graduate, BAE Systems
Rose Noble – EP Student Ambassador, University of Kent
Jane Walker - PR Manager, Canterbury Cathedral
Becky Simms – Managing Director, Reflect Digital
Oliver Monahan - Area Managing Director for Kent and Surrey, Arriva
Jo James - Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Colin Carmichael - Chief Executive, Canterbury City Council
Tomas Christodoulou, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Perry Holmes, Chief Legal Officer, Medway Council
Richard Heasman – Forensic Accounting and HR Partner, Kreston Reeves
Professor Philippe De Wilde – Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, University of Kent
Student Award Presentations
Here is a list of winners who were announced on the night:
Joey Chong, Highest Scoring Student from the Canterbury Campus
Vladislav Kozub, Highest Scoring Student from the Medway Campus
Miguel Santos, Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Humanities
Rowena Bicknell, Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Social Sciences
Sophia Ppali, Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Sciences
Thomas Ritchie, Highest Scoring Postgraduate Student
Hannah Marshall, Highest Scoring Student Studying a Finance related Degree
Sarah-Louise Brock, EP Student with the Highest Number of Volunteering Hours towards Kent Union/GK Union’s KSCV Award
Liam Mair, EP Student with the Highest Number of Volunteering Hours towards Kent Union/GK Union’s KSCV Award (Second place)
Alayna Marsh, EP Student with the Highest Number of Volunteering Hours towards Kent Union/GK Union’s KSCV Award (Third place)
Cristina-Diana Cojocaru, Highest Scoring Student who completed the Careers and Employability Award
Rayyan Petkar, EP Student with the Highest Number of Hub Activities Logged
Melissa Neave, Highest Scoring Student who has Logged a Community Outreach Activity
Jonathan Small, Highest Scoring Student Studying a Business related Degree in Medway
Sabrina Iannazzone, Highest Scoring Student Studying at a European Centre
Ivo Valeriev Valchev, Highest Scoring First Year Student
Aleksandra Szkurlat, Highest Scoring Student who has Engaged with Study Plus
Maximilian Gilbert, Highest Scoring Student Studying a Pharmacy or Life Science Related Degree
Aastha Aggarwal, Highest Scoring Student who Serves as either a Sports Team Captain or Society President
Aleksander Angelov, Highest Scoring Student Studying a Creative Degree
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