The Stacey Fund
In recognition of the inspirational leadership of Ken Stacey, founding director of the School of Biosciences, the Stacey Fund was established in 2012 to continue his work inspiring young scientists, and give students from low-income families the opportunity to undertake practical work experience.
It is no longer enough for students to hold a good degree; they also need to demonstrate additional skills. Experience working in laboratories gives Biosciences students at Kent the edge in a highly competitive job market.
However, many students from low-income families are missing out on this type of experience because they need to work to support themselves during the University vacations. Through the Stacey Fund, the School of Biosciences can give more students the opportunity to gain laboratory experience, free of financial worries; improving their job prospects after graduation, and going the extra mile to develop the next generation of Kent bioscientists.
About Ken Stacey
Professor Ken Stacey was the founder of the School of Biosciences at Kent and served as its Director until 1982. Under his leadership, Biosciences quickly became one of the most successful departments in the country, and he is remembered by many in the Kent community with great affection.
With the generous support of a Biosciences alumnus, the Stacey Fund has been established to continue his work inspiring young scientists, and to enable students from low-income families to have the opportunity to undertake practical work experience in laboratories around the world.