The award-winning Kent Economics Society scoops another award.

The Outstanding Contribution to Academic Communities goes to the Kent Economics Society at this year’s Kent student awards.

The University of Kent and Kent Union have announced the winners of the annual Kent Student Awards, via a video live-stream broadcast to all students on the University’s YouTube channel.

The Kent Economics Society, whose aim this year has been to engage students with economics outside lectures, won the Outstanding Contribution to Academic Communities award this week. The society ran weekly meetings on various topics within economics and arranged socials, organised a trip to Frankfurt (to visit the European Central Bank as well as the European financial district) and an Economics Summit. The summit was a day-long event, open to members of the public, and platformed various economic experts to speak on some of the biggest issues facing our decade: climate change, inequality and mechanisation.

Earlier this year the society was awarded the Kent Union Academic Society for 2020.

“We are thrilled to say that we’ve won the award for Best Academic Society and now, Outstanding Contribution to Academic Communities”, committee member Ollie Hall told us. “Our mission was to put the Kent Economics Society on the map, by involving more students and asking the big questions through our weekly sessions and at the Kent Economics Summit. Whilst we are so pleased our efforts this year have been recognised, our main hope is that this catalyses more students to look at Economics, and the Economics Society at Kent. The world needs more economists. Thank you to the School of Economics, as without their help and support, we would not be in this position. Thank you!”

Read more about the Summit and what each committee member enjoyed most about their involvement with the society here.