LeedsforLife Citizenship Awards

Outstanding student volunteers were recognised at the LeedsforLife Citizenship Awards, which were held as part of Leeds University Union's 'Celebrate' week.

An audience including alumni, business and third sector partners, as well as colleagues and students, attended the awards which were hosted by Professor Vivien Jones Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Education.

"The evening is a showcase of projects and individuals who have dedicated their time to improve the lives of others," said Professor Jones. "The LeedsforLife Citizenship Awards is one part of the LeedsforLife programme. This is our commitment to all our students to support them in making the most of their time with us at Leeds. Volunteering represents one tangible way through which students can develop key employability skills whilst having fun, broadening horizons, meeting new people and making a difference to society."

The awards celebrate individuals who give their time to the community, and also recognise the support and encouragement our students receive from the University's Access and Community Engagement team, and voluntary and community organisations providing placements.

Six awards were given in the categories of: Education; Community; Sport and Wellbeing; LeedsforLife Foundation; Project of the Year; and the Outstanding Contribution to Society.

The winners were:

Education Award:  Access Academy Volunteer - Jane Irvine

Community Award: ActionBound - Heather Parker and Laura Carling

Sport and Wellbeing Award: Be a Champion - Fraser Weir

Leeds for Life Foundation Award: All Ears Cambodia - Ned Carter

Project of the Year Award: University of Leeds Innocence Project - Naomi Ellen Speechley and Paul Sheppard

Outstanding Contribution Award: Eating Stones charity - Chris Ferry

More details can be found on the Leeds University Union website.

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