Mayor of Medway, Cllr Stuart Tranter and his wife Mrs Sarah Tranter visited the Sail and Colour Loft, home of KBS on the Medway Campus, in a move that strengthened relations with the Medway student community.
Business and Management with a Year in Industry student and president of the Medway Business Society Jonathan Small extended an invitation to the Mayor and Mayoress at the Medway Business Awards Dinner in October.
As part of the visit the Mayor and Mayoress enjoyed a networking lunch with a select group of Student Mentors and Ambassadors, as well as academic and professional service staff. They also took the chance to sit in on an Economics lecture, before being given a a tour of the Historic Dockyard facilities. They were also shown the Pembroke Campus and visited the newly-opened Student Hub.
The Mayor was particularly impressed with the Student Hub and commented on how students there seemed as if they had been using it for years – despite visiting on the second day of opening. Other positive comments were made about the Sail and Colour Loft and Church Lecture Theatre facilities.
Many students commented on how attentive the Mayor and Mayoress were, and how efforts were made to engage with everyone who came to the networking lunch. The Mayor also gave advice to students about career direction and the opportunities for development.
“As President of the Medway Business Society it was fantastic to invite guests of such notability as the Mayor and Mayoress of Medway. Both the Mayor and Mayoress appeared impressed with the students and staff, as well as the new Student Hub and Historic Dockyard Facilities. This visit gave Kent Business School the opportunity to bring in two wonderful guests that will have had an positive impact on students at Medway.” – Jonathan Small, President of Medway Business Society.
This visit has strengthened the already prosperous relationship between the students and staff at Kent Business School and the wider Medway community.