Congratulations to our Kent Student Awards Nominees!

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

The School of Politics and International Relations has 3 nominees in 3 categories:

Outstanding Contribution to the Environment
This award recognises students who are committed to protecting the environment and promoting more sustainable ways of living.

Danel Nugmanova, Rutherford College
Politics and International Relations (Third Year UG)For her dedication to volunteering in the local community, helping to make a positive environmental change and leading on projects including local litter picks.

Outstanding Contribution to College Life
This award recognises a student’s outstanding contribution to the life of a College. This may be through sport, a college committee, volunteering, key social events/activities and/or as a student ambassador.

Beverley Isibor, Keynes College
Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe (Third Year UG)
For her campaign work including the #NoMore mental health campaign and supporting Black History Month.

Outstanding Contribution to Sports Development

This award recognises the best overall student contribution to sport development. It will include those using sport to reach out to others, enabling communities or individuals to develop and grow, perhaps regulating and assisting by coaching, refereeing or providing support, as well as rewarding those participating in a team or individual activity.

Charles Dabbs, Rutherford College
Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe (Second Year UG)
For his dedication as President of the Kent Knights Ice Hockey Team and building a successful club, which is accessible to all students.


More than 250 nominations were received for the annual awards. The winning students will be announced at the gala dinner on Friday 1 June. The winner in each category will receive their very own brick in the University’s ‘Footsteps Path’, a certificate and their achievement will be recognised on their Higher Education Achievement Report when they graduate.

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