On Thursday 14 July, the Class of 2022 graduated in Canterbury Cathedral and celebrated with a reception in Westgate Hall. We were able to catch up with them informally raise a toast to their achievements and announce this year’s academic prize winners.
Over the past few years, such events have been challenging for all of us, and we want to thank all our staff and students who have adjusted to these challenges.
Head of School, Dr Nadine Ansorg referred to this in her speech;
‘I would like all of you to keep in mind how you managed to get through this pandemic, how you survived this very difficult time, to end up here, tonight, celebrating with your friends, family, and lecturers. Your strength and resilience will be guiding you for your future after Kent as you prepare for the next chapters in your lives.’
She also announced the 2021 prize winners:
- The Colin Seymour-Ure Prize for the Best UG dissertation was shared between, Thomas McQueen, Matteo D’Alessandro and Ben Bridge who all achieved excellent marks.
- Maurice Vile Prize Best Stage 3 performance was awarded to Ben Bridge
- School of POLIR Special Achievement Prize for outstanding performance in the face of adversity was awarded to Hannah Wain
- The David Nunnerley Prize awarded to a Student demonstrating an outstanding contribution to the student experience of the School of POLIR was awarded to Glory Oluwaseun
Across her degree Glory has shown great commitment to student experience in particular, as a research intern with the student success team she has contributed to efforts to reduce the attainment gap between students at Kent and to further diversify our curriculum. These efforts have complimented her work on black British history in local secondary schools, for which she received the Medway Afro-Caribbean Society award for Young Achievers in Citizenship.