Kent student names 50th anniversary ale

Keith Mander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, is pictured with Damyana Stoyanova, second-year undergraduate student and winner of a competition to name the University’s 50th anniversary ale.

The ale will be specially brewed by Faversham-based company Shepherd Neame to mark Kent’s 50th year. Students and staff at the University were invited to name the beer and Damyana’s suggestion of ‘Templeman Ale’ topped a list of 80 names put forward.

Damyana, an International Business student who is originally from Bulgaria, won a £50 voucher for her effort. She said: “I chose the name Templeman Ale because the Templeman library is the heart of the University. The name had to sound like a drink, but also capture the spirit of Kent. I’m delighted to have won the competition and look forward to sampling the ale next year.”

Damyana also earned Employability Points for taking part in the competition under the University’s scheme to reward students for their extracurricular activities.

To find out more about how Kent will mark its 50th anniversary and see how you can get involved please visit our dedicated planning for 50 website.