'A True Credit to the Department' - Student Citizenship Award

The Department of Politics and International Relations congratulate Kaydian Payne, the winner of the Student Citizenship Award for significant and sustained contributions to departmental life.

Image of undergraduate student in the peak district

The Department of Politics and International Relations are delighted to announce the winner of this year's Student Citizenship Award.

A huge congratulations to second year student Kaydian Payne, who  has been awarded the Student Citizenship Award for her amazing contributions to department life.

Alongside building an energetic and dynamic academic community, she has also made a huge impact outside of the classroom. As a part of the Student Inclusion Committee, Kaydian has played a key role in improving inclusivity in the department.

As a recruitment ambassador staff have described Kaydian as personable, professional and kind. She always goes above and beyond helping on numerous open days to give prospective students the best and most approachable look into student life at Sheffield. 

Kaydian also helps the department as a digital content ambassador, delivering excellent and well-received pieces of content that showcase department and University life.

Kaydian Payne on a walk in the peak district
Kaydian gave us a list of her favourite places in Sheffield for the department's Instagram

“It feels amazing to have won this award. I am truly honoured. Being involved in the department is so rewarding as it gives you some agency over what you learn and how you learn it. It is super enriching and I always learn new things and gain new skills. All the academics in the department are super kind and helpful so it’s always easy and fun.”

Kaydian Payne

Winner of 2023 Student Citizenship Award

What is the Student Citizenship Award?

The Student Citizenship award is designed to recognise the work of students who have made a significant and sustained contribution to departmental life alongside their degree programme.

As well as a big well done to Kaydian we would like to thank everyone who was nominated, for their commitment and contributions to the department.

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