Annual Employment and Volunteering Awards 2016

We’re so proud of our Faculty of Social Sciences students who featured amongst the winners at the Employment and Volunteering Awards 2016. The awards recognise the valuable contribution that our students make to society and business by undertaking a range of extra-curricular activities including volunteering, part-time work, internships and placements.

Volunteer of the Year

Three FoSS students were shortlisted for this award for ‘exceptional contribution and outstanding commitment to the community’:

  • Andrew Amy (Sociology and Politics)
  • Patricia Olliver (Law)
  • Insha Nadeem (Criminology)

The winner was Insha Nadeem for her outstanding voluntary work with Victim Support. This is the second year in a row that a Criminology student has won this award.

Mentor of the Year

Jade Fitzpatrick (Deaf Studies) was runner up and was highly commended for her voluntary work with French Squared at the Kidz Club – Jade inspired and guided her mentees and had a hugely positive impact upon their personal development.

WEEA Gold Award

One outstanding student from each Faculty was chosen to receive this award. The FoSS winner was Nicki Hughes (University of Wolverhampton Business School).

Erasmus + Study Abroad

Tashim Bibi Miah (Sociology and Politics) was awarded this in recognition of her commitment to study abroad.

University of Wolverhampton Volunteering Certificate of Excellence

This certificate is awarded to students who achieve over 500 hours of volunteering.

  • Andrew Amey (Sociology and Politics) – 1,100 hours
  • Annika Nisbett (Deaf Studies) – 884 hours
  • Daniel Raw (War Studies)  - 527 hours
  • Levi Sunner (Law) – 501 hours

Graduate Intern of the Year Award

The Graduate Intern of the Year Award went to Hannah Dudley.  Hannah attained a first class LLB degree from us last year, then worked as a student intern and now has secured a job in the legal profession whilst continuing to study with us part-time on the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Very well done Hannah.

And finally...

The Vice Chancellor said that University of Wolverhampton students had undertaken 70,000 hours of volunteering this year contributing over £1million worth of investment in the area. Crucial to this achievement was the part played by Social Sciences whose staff have so successfully embedded volunteering in the curriculum.

Thank you to all the staff in the Faculty, in Volunteer Central and in Careers who have supported our students throughout the year and enabled their achievements.