Kent Student Awards 2015

Three Economics students have been shortlisted for the Kent Student Awards this year, selected from over 200 nominees. The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding extracurricular contribution students make to the Kent student experience.

The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner this Friday, 8 May, and one of the winners from the 13 categories will receive the additional honour of being named ‘Student of the Year’.

The School would like to congratulate all of those students who have been shortlisted and wish them the very best of luck for Friday!

The Economics students are as follows:

Category: Outstanding Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Disha Bansal, a final-year student, for her award-winning and innovative business concept, Assero, which aims to reduce micro-finance fraud in India.

This award recognises an individual or team who have demonstrated passion, vision, drive and real personal growth as a result of running a business while studying at the University.

Category: Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year
Fazal Gulzar, a final-year student, for transforming the fundraising society, Kent RaG, through his strong leadership and passion.

This award recognises students who generously devote their time to fundraising, making a real difference for their societies or organisations in the local community.

Category: Outstanding Contribution to the 50th Anniversary
Campus2Campus runners: a group of students including Anh Tran, an MSc student, for running over 200 miles from Canterbury to Paris and raising over £6,000 for charity in the University’s 50th year.

This award recognises those students who have made an exceptional contribution to celebrating Kent’s 50th anniversary by organising something outstanding either as an individual or as a group.