The Mike Oliver Award for Improving Accessibility
While teaching at Kent, Mike Oliver developed the Social Model of Disability based on the principle that nothing could be achieved for disabled people without their involvement in making decisions about their own lives. He believed that true accessibility is possible not by focusing on the individual’s impairments but by removing the physical, digital and cultural barriers in our society.
This award recognises students or groups for helping to improve accessibility at the University of Kent and beyond. This could include improving events to make them more inclusive and accessible to all, conducting research about student needs not currently met by the University, or raising awareness of disability issues and how to improve accessibility.
Paul-Georg Ender - Student of the Year
Kent Law School
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Computer Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Theology & Religious Studies
School of European Culture and Languages