Roundup of the Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2014
Another year, and another opportunity to celebrate and reward the inspirational volunteering efforts made by societies and individuals within SUSU. The seven award categories, as well as relating to the values of SUSU, are
designed to represent and recognise the many varieties of volunteering that take place within the Students’ Union.
The categories included: Commitment, Leadership, Innovation, Impact, Engagement, Collaboration and The Volunteer award – for outstanding individuals who have shown many of the above personality traits, as well as enthusiasm and great personal drive. This year over 300 nominations were made to commend both societies and particular individuals, which were then whittled down into a shortlist.
The awards ceremony, which sold out well in advance of the event, was hosted by Alex Brown in the Cube on Friday 9 May. The awards were presented to the winners and two runners-up by the Sabbatical Officers. The award-winners and
commendations for each category included:
Winner: Jamie Wilson
Winner: Nancy Wong
Winner: Will Morley
Student Volunteering Week Committee
Charles Lewis Cole
Winner: Private Rented JCR
Winner: David Chitty
AIESEC and SUSU International Students Committee
Alternative and Indie Music Society
The Volunteer (winners were awarded Honorary Lifetime Memberships to SUSU)
Finally, a huge congratulations goes to all the award-winners and nominees for their hard work and dedication to the Students’ Union this year!
Words: Parul Pujara