Kent’s International scholars meet with the Lord Mayor of Canterbury

To celebrate the success of students who have successfully been awarded an International scholarship from the University of Kent, the scholars, together with International Development colleagues, were invited to meet the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Councillor Ian Thomas at Tower House on 22nd February 2012.

The international scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated an outstanding academic background. The scholarships are incredibly competitive, with hundreds of applicants applying each year, so the successful scholars have fought off strong competition.

The scholarship prizes this year have been awarded to students from over 15 different countries including Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, the USA and Vietnam.
The students represent all 3 of our Academic Faculties (Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences) and cover a range of academic disciplines including Actuarial Science, Biomedical Science, Digital Visual Effects, International Conflict Analysis, Conservation and Rural Development and Law.
International Development was keen to arrange this visit to Tower House to help the scholars to realise the success of their academic achievement, and to help them to begin to build networks with the local Canterbury civic community.  Students were invited to try on the Lord Mayor’s Chain of Office and were shown items including a civic mace, a sword and the Burghmote Horn.

For further information on the international scholarships available at Kent, please visit our scholarships pages.