Student CEO wins Innovation Award

The latest in our feature series profiling winners in all 13 categories of this year’s Leeds Partnership Awards, we highlight the outstanding accomplishments of the Innovation accolade recipient.

Jack Miller holds his Leeds Partnership Award for Innovation

Jack Miller, a final-year student in Leeds University Business School (LUBS), won the award for setting up his own mobility company, USH, which aims to provide sustainable and convenient mobility solutions on university campuses.  

The Innovation Award is given to a student, staff member or group who uses innovative methods and approaches to engage and excite others or solve problems. 

USH recently secured a contract for an 18-month cycling scheme with the University to provide a sustainable, affordable way for students to get to campus.  

Jack said: “It’s truly an honour to have won this award. It’s great to see that the University has recognised my hard work. Thank you to everyone who has supported me – I could not have done it without you.” 

One of those people nominating Jack for the award highlighted the environmental benefits of his company. They said: “The business will be doing its bit for sustainability, as it will be a bike ‘rental’ scheme that will be encouraging people to cycle round Leeds rather than drive. A piece of innovation we desperately need.” 

Alongside the challenge of being CEO in his final year, Jack has continued to achieve excellent grades throughout his degree – a fact highlighted by another person nominating him for the award. 

They said: “I find what Jack is doing this year utterly inspirational. Not only is he working hard at his studies and trying to keep up his exceptionally high standards, but he’s also starting a new business with a team of other students.” 

Jack was also praised for his friendly, approachable nature, with another nominator saying: “He’s incredibly kind and personable. Despite his busy schedule, he always makes time for others that look to him for advice.” 

Find out more  

The annual Leeds Partnership Awards celebrate the achievements of staff and students who truly put into practice the agreement setting out our shared commitment to work together to support all aspects of our University community.   

The winners were announced during a gala celebration in May.  

More in-depth profiles of each of the winners will appear on the For Staff website during the coming weeks. These will also be promoted via the weekly All Staff enewsletters and the Staff Twitter account.  

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