Students from the MSc in Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics featured prominently in the recent Kent student awards this year.
Chizia Kejeh was runner up in the “Chancellor’s Employability Points Award” category. This recognizes a student who has made an outstanding contribution to a University initiative, while participating in the Employability Points Scheme. Chizia was praised for her role in implementing a peer mentoring scheme for MSc courses in molecular biosciences.
Gullalaii Yousafzai went one better by winning the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category. This award recognized Gullalaii’s contribution in improving any area or aspect of the local community by offering support to a disadvantaged group or by volunteering with a community project (for example, fundraising, a new volunteering initiative or activities that educate or train other volunteers). Specifically Gullalaii was honored for or helping the homeless, volunteering as an English teacher, raising awareness of hate crime and supporting asylum seekers through being a birth partner.
Reader in the School of Biosciences and Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Dr. Dan Lloyd, said “It’s great to see our students making contributions to this important academic discipline while also playing an important role in the broader community. Chizzy and Gullalaii represent terrific examples of our postgraduate population in the School of Biosciences through their extra-curricular activities”.