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Kent Student Awards

Student of the Year


Rowena Bicknell and Tom Ritchie

For their efforts as President and Vice-President for the Kent Graduate School Association making an exceptional contribution to the postgraduate community and student experience.

Alongside studying for their PhDs, Rowena and Tom have organised an array of events, most notably when they volunteered to stay on campus over the Christmas vacation period. This Christmas initiative included fundraising for charity, through food drives and a charity ‘Gandalf the College cat’ calendar, and cooking for 40 students on Christmas Day. Their extensive work with the Graduate School and Woolf Master's Office to improve the postgraduate experience has helped to ensure that all postgraduate students feel a part of their community.


Applied Psychology (Postgraduate)

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Woolf College


History (Postgraduate)

School of History

Woolf College

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