Special Commendation at Kent Student Awards

The Kent Student Awards celebrates those who have made an outstanding contribution to University life or a positive impact on the community.

At the gala ceremony, held on 8 May, a Special Commendation for Overcoming Personal Challenges was presented to Hannah Beth Ford for her desire to help fellow students who struggle with eating disorders after overcoming her own personal battle.

To find out more about the Kent Student Award winners, please see the full press release.

Psychology at Kent ranked 15th in the Complete University Guide 2016

The University of Kent was recently ranked 15th out of 114 Psychology departments in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016 subject tables.

The QS World University Rankings 2015 also placed the University of Kent as among the top 150 in the world for Psychology.

To find out more about Kent’s strong international reputation and research citations, please see the full press release.

Male potential ‘rated better’ than female track record

Research suggests males perceived to have high leadership potential are rated a better employment prospect than females with a proven leadership record.

The research, by a team from the University’s School of Psychology, was presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Liverpool on 6 May.

The findings, which provide initial evidence that women’s leadership potential is not recognised by potential employers, could have implications for gender equality in the workplace.

In the study, a total of 98 people (39 women) participated in an online hiring simulation. Each participant was shown four potential applicants for a managerial role who were approximately the same age. The applications varied the applicant’s gender and assessments of leadership potential and leadership achievement. Participants evaluated each applicant for how successful they thought each would be in their career and which had the most impressive CV.

To read the full press release, please go to: www.kent.ac.uk/news/society/5184/male-managerial-potential-rated-better-than-female-track-record.