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Kent Student Awards

Kent Student Awards 2018

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

Kent Union and the University celebrated our amazing students at the 2018 Kent Student Awards on Friday 1 June. View the winners.

Over 250 students were nominated in 11 categories, with the entire shortlist being congratulated for going above and beyond in a number of activities and initiatives that benefit others.

At the end of the Gala Dinner, the following winners were awarded the additional honour of being named Student and Group of the Year.

  • Student of the Year

    The overall 'Student of the Year' award, chosen from the category winners, was presented to joint winners Lily Dedman and Valiant Dorian.

    Lily won for her amazing work as Kent Union’s Women’s Officer and for organising a wide range of events, including the ‘Reclaim the Night March’ and International Women’s Week.

    Valiant won for being a dedicated Kent Union LGBT+ Trans Officer, from helping with the University’s new trans policy to organising a variety of LGBT+ events, notably ‘Fit for LGBT+ Trans Swimming’.

  • Group of the Year

    The Kent Islamic Society was awarded the additional honour of being named 'Group of the Year' by the judges. This is for their work celebrating and supporting the diverse cultures at the University, fundraising for international charities and celebrating multiculturalism at the Cultural Food Fair.

Read more about all the winners and runners-up.

Contact us

Kent Student Awards 2018, Room M1.3, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP


Corporate Communications - University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000