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Kent Student Awards

Kent Student Awards 2020

The Kent Student Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution students make to the Kent student experience.

The University of Kent and Kent Union celebrated the winners of the Kent Student Awards 2020 on Monday 20 July with a video presented by Karen Cox (Vice Chancellor and President) and Sasha Langeveldt (Kent Union President 2019/20.) All the amazing finalists and winners recieved a certificate and recognition of the achievement on their Higher Education Achievement Report, and the winners will also have an engraved brick laid in the Footsteps Path as a lasting recognition of their work in the very grounds of campus.

The video is available to view on YouTube here.

The main judging panel had the difficult job of selecting 2 winners for each of the 9 awards. You can read more about all the finalists and winners here.

Two winners were also awarded the additional honour of Student of the Year and Group of the Year, chosen from among the winners of the other awards. They were:

  • Student of the Year

    The 2020 Student of the Year is Paul-Georg Ender, a winner in the Mike Oliver Award for Improving Accessibility. Paul-Georg impressed the judges with his outstanding commitment and initiative to undertaking crucial work on digital and physical accessibility, which has included initiating a project to create a 3D tactile map of campus, giving feedback on University software and setting up communications channels to publicise repair work on campus to visually impaired visitors.

  • Group of the Year

    This year's Group of the Year is the Islamic Society, who were winners in the Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising category. The judges admired the hard work and outstanding results put in by the group, raising over £14,000 this year to fund international projects including healthcare, education and emergency aid by organising numerous events and their annual Charity Dinner.

Congratulations to all the winners and all the students who were nominated, and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination in the awards!

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