Scholarship students meet the Lord Mayor
University of Kent international scholarship students had the honour of visiting Canterbury’s historic Guildhall on Wednesday 13 March to meet the Lord Mayor, Councillor Colin Spooner, and the Sheriff of Canterbury, Councillor Jeanette Stockley, and learn more about the traditions of this world-famous city.
The 35 international scholars, representing 22 countries including Brunei, Chile, India, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam, learnt about the role of the Lord Mayor and Sheriff and had the opportunity to wield the mace and Sword of Canterbury. They even had the chance to sound the Burghmote Horn, which dates back to the 12th Century.
The Lord Mayor and Sheriff spoke to the students about the diversity and rich heritage of Canterbury, and asked them about their programmes of study, which include Conservation Biology, Infectious Diseases, International Multimedia Journalism, Advanced Communications Engineering and Law.
This YouTube video gives a great sense of the event and what our students enjoyed about the day.
The international scholars are in receipt of awards including Chevening Scholarships, the British Council’s India 70th Anniversary Scholarship, the British Council GREAT China Scholarship, the Santander scholarship, and the University of Kent International Scholarship. Discover the scholarships available to Kent students at our Scholarship site.