The First 500 Scholarship

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Applicants must:

  1. Meet the criteria as shown above.
  2. Write an essay of 750-1,000 words on the following:

    “When the first students arrived at the new University of Kent at Canterbury (as the University was then known) in 1965, there were no societies, no sports clubs, and no student representation. In 2018, 20,000 students enjoyed 67 sports clubs, 189 societies, and there were over 400 student representatives. Kent’s first students had the opportunity – and the responsibility – to start all of these from scratch. If we were opening a new university in 2023 and you were in that first student intake, what would you start and why?”
  3. Save the essay as a Word document. At the top of the document, please include:
    • The essay title
    • Your full name
    • Your University of Kent identification number
  4. Submit this essay on an application via KentVision by the deadline of 23:59 GMT on Sunday 29 October 2023.