Jump to body content. Jump to site menu.
Kent Student Awards

Judging process

The judges are looking for inspirational students who have made a difference to people, communities or environments. The nominations are judged based on the following criteria:

  • What impact their work has made
  • Their innovation and how they’ve overcome challenges
  • The skill they’ve demonstrated
  • The dedication and commitment they’ve shown

There are two stages of judging: the sub panels and the main panel.


13 January – 22 March 2020
Nominations welcome

April 2020
Sub panel judging

May 2020
Main panel judging

Each award has a judging sub panel allocated to it. Their job is to pick up to five finalists in their category to go forward to the main judging panel.

Each sub panel will consist of staff from both the University and Kent Union.

The main panel will choose the winner(s) in each category from the shortlist of nominations they receive from the sub panels.

The panel consists of:

  • Chair: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education
  • Director of Student Services
  • President of Kent Union
  • Chief Executive of Kent Union
  • Head of Stakeholder Communications and Engagement
  • A representative of the local community

The main panel is set to meet in May 2020.

Corporate Communications - University of Kent

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