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The Kent Union Awards has been running for 6 years, and on Wednesday 24th May 2017 celebrated the fantastic achievements and contributions of our volunteers, student staff and temps. Kent Union has over 2,500 students either volunteering or working with us. These students, as part of our people help make Kent Union what it is, delivering an outstanding experience for our members.

Congratulations to all our winners and to those that have been shortlisted – you have all made Kent Union a great place to be this year and we know that your efforts will have had an impact not only on students studying with us today but those for many years to come.

Temp of the Year:
Adam Devenney

Adam has shown a positive attitude where he has proven that he is able to lead and to go the extra mile without being prompted to do so, providing the Student Learning Advisory Services with an outstanding customer service.

Student Staff Member of the Year:
Jade Cook

Jade has become renowned for doing a superb job at Essentials no matter what she is tasked with; and we are really looking forward to her next step as Graduate Trainee Manager for Retail in the new academic year!

Team Leader/Duty Supervisor of the Year:
Theo Ross

Theo has been a rock-solid member of the team, an immense support to Venue management and is regarded as someone truly dependable, working to the highest standard.

Team of the Year:
Venue Student Staff Team

This year has been a great year for the Venue and the student staff team have had a massive part to play in all of this and have worked exceptionally hard over the year.

Dedication to Volunteering:
Stage Spiders

The longest running Community Action Group at Kent, with all committee members receiving KSCV Gold plus this year.

Community Volunteer of the Year:
Rebecca Wroe

As Kent Marrow's community officer she has worked tirelessly to engage local schools and organisations with the cause and spread awareness.

Student Leader of the Year:
Millie Torgersrud

Mille was selected as the winner of this category for the impact she has made within Kent Polo Club. Her commitment to the sport and club has demonstrated organisation, leadership and passion above and beyond what is expected.

Student Rep of the Year:
Hannah Williams

As a School of History Rep, Hannah has shown that she can hold her own and stand up for the views of students, her initiative this year to introduce mid-year module evaluations has been agreed by the school which will give greater opportunity for students to have a voice.

Campaign of the Year:
JAAMS

The panel were really impressed with this group of five students who put on a series of events for Back to Black History 2017, a week celebrating black history that took place at the beginning of February.

Campaigner of the Year:
Nadine Easby

The panel were really impressed with the wide range of activities that Nadine has been engaged with over the year, helping to spread awareness of the current issues in today’s modern society, but also helping to proactively make significant change.

Student Committee of the Year:
SAM (Students at Medway)

SAM have gone above and beyond to engage students on the Medway campus and have worked as a cohesive team despite some of the challenges they’ve faced along the way.

Best Event:
Men's Rugby

Men’s rugby were chosen as winners for their Casino Night event. The panel felt that this event showed significant efforts of administration, marketing and event management. This event made a substantial profit which was reinvested in to the 5th Team, allowing them to experience as much BUCS time as their other rugby teams.

Fundraising Impact Award:
UKC Rowing

They have worked incredibly hard to put on a range of events which showed creativity and innovation and has seen them raise some great sums of money for Crohns & Colitis UK.

 Dedication to Inclusivity and Diversity Award:
Josie Horton

This year Jodie has proactively run a number of different events, most notably she mobilised and led a group of volunteers to put on a great week of events celebrating International Women’s Day.

Outstanding Achievement:
Sophia Rowlinson

she recently won gold at the BUCS national individual snooker and pool championships, crowning her the best female snooker and pool player in the UK’s higher education sector. Since then Sophia has also been selected to represent England on the international stage which is an amazing achievement.

Most Developed Sports Club of the Year:
MASS (Muscle and Athletic Sports Society)

MASS were ratified as a sports club at the start of this academic year with over 40 members. The progress MASS continue to make is truly extraordinary and this is why the panel felt they deserved to win ‘Most Developed Sports Club’.

Society of the Year:
Kent Dance

With a complete rebrand and an amazing ethos of 'One Team. One Family' they truly set themselves up to not only achieve amazing dance success but also to be a community of students who share a passion, treating each other like family.

Community Action Group of the Year:
Coppafeel

The panel felt that CoppaFeel have thrown themselves into raising awareness and money for the cause, running a whole host of inventive and exciting events on campus to get students involved.

Outstanding Contribution to Student Media:
Beth Matthews

Beth's achievements include; coordinating the production of 8 KTV drama productions, organising the KTV Film Festival, producing National Television Award submissions and supporting the rest of the KTV team during Varsity and Elections.

Lifetime & Honorary Members

• Natalie Collins • Laura Botsford • Aaron Cross • Okemdi Chukwu • Sarah Murphy • Mille Torgersrud • Amber Bytheway

Temp of the Year:
Adam Devenney

Adam has shown a positive attitude where he has proven that he is able to lead and to go the extra mile without being prompted to do so, providing the Student Learning Advisory Services with an outstanding customer service.

Student Staff Member of the Year:
Jade Cook

Jade has become renowned for doing a superb job at Essentials no matter what she is tasked with; and we are really looking forward to her next step as Graduate Trainee Manager for Retail in the new academic year!

Team Leader/Duty Supervisor of the Year:
Theo Ross

Theo has been a rock-solid member of the team, an immense support to Venue management and is regarded as someone truly dependable, working to the highest standard.

Team of the Year:
Venue Student Staff Team

This year has been a great year for the Venue and the student staff team have had a massive part to play in all of this and have worked exceptionally hard over the year.

Dedication to Volunteering:
Stage Spiders

The longest running Community Action Group at Kent, with all committee members receiving KSCV Gold plus this year.

Community Volunteer of the Year:
Rebecca Wroe

As Kent Marrow's community officer she has worked tirelessly to engage local schools and organisations with the cause and spread awareness.

Student Leader of the Year:
Millie Torgersrud

Mille was selected as the winner of this category for the impact she has made within Kent Polo Club. Her commitment to the sport and club has demonstrated organisation, leadership and passion above and beyond what is expected.

Student Rep of the Year:
Hannah Williams

As a School of History Rep, Hannah has shown that she can hold her own and stand up for the views of students, her initiative this year to introduce mid-year module evaluations has been agreed by the school which will give greater opportunity for students to have a voice.

Campaign of the Year:
JAAMS

The panel were really impressed with this group of five students who put on a series of events for Back to Black History 2017, a week celebrating black history that took place at the beginning of February.

Campaigner of the Year:
Nadine Easby

The panel were really impressed with the wide range of activities that Nadine has been engaged with over the year, helping to spread awareness of the current issues in today’s modern society, but also helping to proactively make significant change.

Student Committee of the Year:
SAM (Students at Medway)

SAM have gone above and beyond to engage students on the Medway campus and have worked as a cohesive team despite some of the challenges they’ve faced along the way.

Best Event:
Men's Rugby

Men’s rugby were chosen as winners for their Casino Night event. The panel felt that this event showed significant efforts of administration, marketing and event management. This event made a substantial profit which was reinvested in to the 5th Team, allowing them to experience as much BUCS time as their other rugby teams.

Fundraising Impact Award:
UKC Rowing

They have worked incredibly hard to put on a range of events which showed creativity and innovation and has seen them raise some great sums of money for Crohns & Colitis UK.

 Dedication to Inclusivity and Diversity Award:
Josie Horton

This year Jodie has proactively run a number of different events, most notably she mobilised and led a group of volunteers to put on a great week of events celebrating International Women’s Day.

Outstanding Achievement:
Sophia Rowlinson

she recently won gold at the BUCS national individual snooker and pool championships, crowning her the best female snooker and pool player in the UK’s higher education sector. Since then Sophia has also been selected to represent England on the international stage which is an amazing achievement.

Most Developed Sports Club of the Year:
MASS (Muscle and Athletic Sports Society)

MASS were ratified as a sports club at the start of this academic year with over 40 members. The progress MASS continue to make is truly extraordinary and this is why the panel felt they deserved to win ‘Most Developed Sports Club’.

Society of the Year:
Kent Dance

With a complete rebrand and an amazing ethos of 'One Team. One Family' they truly set themselves up to not only achieve amazing dance success but also to be a community of students who share a passion, treating each other like family.

Community Action Group of the Year:
Coppafeel

The panel felt that CoppaFeel have thrown themselves into raising awareness and money for the cause, running a whole host of inventive and exciting events on campus to get students involved.

Outstanding Contribution to Student Media:
Beth Matthews

Beth's achievements include; coordinating the production of 8 KTV drama productions, organising the KTV Film Festival, producing National Television Award submissions and supporting the rest of the KTV team during Varsity and Elections.

Lifetime & Honorary Members

• Natalie Collins • Laura Botsford • Aaron Cross • Okemdi Chukwu • Sarah Murphy • Mille Torgersrud • Amber Bytheway