Award ceremony for volunteers


at the University has launched a new Volunteer of the Year Award for a student volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, 3 June 2009 in the Millennium City Building at the City Campus.

The award winner will receive a prize of £500 pounds worth of vouchers in recognition of their achievements, together with a cheque, courtesy of sponsors The Midcounties Co-operative, for the organisation they have volunteered with.

Three students will also be presented with Volunteering England Gold Awards to recognise their achievements in promoting volunteering to other students. Volunteering England’s Gold Award is a national student volunteering award that recognises achievement, dedication and leadership within further and higher education.

In addition, a School of Art & Design student who came up with the winning design for the award will receive a prize.

Pat Green, Active Volunteers Co-ordinator said: “The event celebrates the success of our students and recognises the commitment and achievements of our most dedicated volunteers. The Volunteer of the Year Award is a new award that will be given annually to the student that makes the most outstanding contribution to the community through volunteering.”

For more information about volunteering at the University, visit

Further information

For media inquiries, please contact Vickie Woodward in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.


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