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:

Commitment

Winner: Jamie Wilson

Highly Commended

Jade Head

Cait Percy

Leadership

Winner: Nancy Wong

Highly Commended

Elliot Covers

Laura Ellis

Innovation

Winner: Will Morley

Highly Commended

Chris Frohmaier

Student Volunteering Week Committee

Impact

Winner: RAG

Highly Commended

Enactus Southampton

Charles Lewis Cole

Engagement

Winner: Private Rented JCR

Media Release

Highly Commended

Emma Real-Davies

Feminist Society

Collaboration

Winner: David Chitty

Highly Commended

AIESEC and SUSU International Students Committee

Alternative and Indie Music Society

The Volunteer (winners were awarded Honorary Lifetime Memberships to SUSU)

Anthony Morris

Jade Head

Sammi Gardiner

Jamie Barker

Nancy Wong

Emily Brocklebank

Tim Brooks

Catherine Mitchell

Marcus Burton

Laura Mason

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