KBS is proud to announce the success of two of our KBS students in the recent Kent Student Awards 2016. These University-wide awards celebrate outstanding extracurricular student achievement and initiatives that benefit others
Winning overall in the category “Outstanding Environmental and Sustainability Champion” Thomas Owen, from KBS Medway and studying Accounting and Management, was applauded for the initiative and commitment he has shown in improving the Medway campus environment and community. Thomas set up and managed a conservational project around Liberty Quays, and also helped in starting up a project with local supermarkets to encourage donations to food-banks.
Joint third place in the category “Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community” came Jonathan Small, also from KBS Medway, who was recognised for his involvement in an astounding variety of volunteering activities that have had a positive and lasting impact on the local community in Medway. Jonathan’s achievement is all the more impressive as he joined the School on our Business & Management programme only last September.
Semih Ozyurt, also from KBS Medway received a Commendation in the category “Outstanding Student Entrepreneur of the Year“, for his excellent work and commitment in developing his innovative business venture, Rainforest LTD.
On the Canterbury Campus, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student Kunal Patel received the award for “Outstanding International/Multicultural Initiative of the Year” for organising multicultural events to unite all students including Holi and an interfaith seven-a-side football tournament.
Students were nominated in 12 categories, with the entire shortlist being congratulated for going above and beyond in a number of activities and initiatives that benefit others.
For more information about the Kent Student Awards 2016, please visit the University of Kent webpage.