Trevor Hannington

2023 Trevor large19 years old, from Kenya, attending the University of Surrey, UK. Trevor was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2022.

Trevor is studying towards an LLB in Law with International Relations, including a professional training year. He completed his coursework satisfactorily in his first year, achieving some good grades. He regularly attended workshops and tutorials, and read widely on current affairs, which helped him academically as well as broadening his general knowledge on world issues.

Trevor has many co-curricular interests: he plays competitively for the Surrey Touch Rugby team; achieved a Level 3 Global Graduate Award in Spanish; he was a member of the Theatre Society helping at the Spring Showcase. He also came 2nd in Surrey’s moot contest and got to the 4th round of a UK-wide competition, and improved his advocacy skills in the Debate Society.

Trevor’s membership of the Afro-Caribbean Society and North & East African Society allowed him to socialise with students from different cultures, whilst his membership of the Law Society facilitated social and professional networking. As an International Ambassador, he wrote blogs and gave campus tours to prospective international students and was an elected Course Rep.

Trevor is involved in several Citizenship initiatives. He voluntarily started a free Personal Statement Consultation Service for students in Kenya applying to UK universities, and all 4 students gained offers from their first-choice university. He also assisted ‘Sight for Surrey’ by setting up donation box collection sites and has provided academic support to school children in Kenya as part of his summer Citizenship Project.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Trevor's 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project focused on supporting disadvantaged Kenyan students academically, to help them achieve the best results possible in their examinations. 

In Beacon Leadership Workshops, Trevor is articulate and charismatic. He found the 'Emotional Intelligence' Workshop particularly useful and frequently uses the TAG feedback model.