UPSU Volunteer Award Winners 2017

On Wednesday 17th May VP Activities, Jess Vagg, along with UPSU Volunteer team hosted the Volunteer Awards 2017. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our numerous students involved in volunteering.

Read the full results below:

Relays@UPSU Awards

Relays@UPSU delivers outreach activities and events for school children. We are extremely honoured to work with such remarkable volunteers and want to thank each and every one of them for their efforts this year.

Individual of the Year

This is awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication to the Relays@UPSU programme by demonstrating great enthusiasm, teamwork and ongoing commitment to the project this academic year.

  • Overall Winner – Adeola Olajide

Team of the Year

This award will go to a group who collectively have shown great enthusiasm, teamwork and ongoing commitment to the events and projects they have been involved with this academic year.

  • Overall Winner – University of Plymouth Netball Club

Urbanise Campus Events Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Abby Williams 

Change 4 Life Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Katherine Pierce

School Sports Events Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Sarah Jones

Student Led Volunteering Awards

UPSU Student Led Volunteering encompasses volunteering projects that are led and organised by our very own student volunteers and have altruistic goals to benefit both the local community and environmental causes.

Green Team Champion Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Jamie Gurney

Animal Conservation Project Champion Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Amy Fuller

Special Olympics Champion Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Tom Davies

Unicycle Champion Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Elen Roberts

SLV Volunteer of the Year

The UPSU Student Led Volunteering – Volunteer of the Year award will go to an individual who has shown true commitment and great enthusiasm for two or more Student Led Volunteering projects.

  • Overall Winner – Dean Pealing

SLV Project Leader of the Year

This award goes to a leader of a UPSU Student Led Volunteering Project who has fully championed their cause, shown great leadership and been a sound ambassador for student volunteering, both within internal and external communities.

  • Overall Winner – Martin Cooper

Raise and Give Award Nominations

RAG (Raise and Give) is the student group dedicated to organising and running many exciting fundraising opportunities and charity adventure challenges at Plymouth University. 

RAG Meningitis Research Foundation Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Samuel Hayes

RAG East African Playgrounds Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Emilia Dowse

RAG Action Against Hunger Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Vincent Graves

RAG The Children’s Society Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Izaak Frost

RAG Breast Cancer Now Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Rosie Johnson

RAG Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year

  • Overall Winner – Harriet Brown

RAG Newcomer of the Year

This award recognises new talent and commitment to RAG volunteering.

  • Highly Commended – Nadine Thring
  • Overall Winner – Catherine Chin

RAG Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to a RAG committee member who has fully championed their cause, shown great decision making and been a sound ambassador for student volunteering, both within internal and external communities.

  • Highly Commended – Joshua Hope
  • Overall Winner – Ellie Wilkinson

Community Volunteering Awards

Our students volunteer in a diverse range of roles in the local community. Alongside the inevitable fun and sense of satisfaction to be gained students acquire invaluable experience and employability skills.

Award for Commitment

This award goes to a student volunteer in the community who has demonstrated ongoing and regular commitment to their chosen organisation.

  • Overall Winner – Melissa Pirie

Personal Development Award

This award goes to a student volunteer in the community who has developed as in individual throughout their time volunteering.

  • Overall Winner – Ben Hodgson

Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to a student volunteer in the community who has made an outstanding contribution through their community volunteering by going over and above what’s expected of them.

  • Highly Commended – William Vallade
  • Overall Winner – Chloe Lintern

Friend of UPSU Award

This will be awarded to an organisation or person who has gone above and beyond in their support and engagement of student volunteers.

Half Colours

Awarded to individual students who have gone above and beyond what is required of them as a volunteer and have shown true dedication to the cause they support.

  • Alice Grieve
  • Catherine Chin
  • Catherine Jones
  • Christopher Bann
  • Chloe Price
  • Elen Roberts
  • Elli Higgins
  • Emily Haberfield
  • Jake Thurman
  • Joshua Hope
  • Karlie Evans
  • Mark Gooding
  • Martin Cooper
  • Melissa Pirie
  • Oliver Rouch
  • Sarah Jones
  • William Vallade

Full Colours

Awarded to students who have not only showed continued, outstanding dedication to volunteering but have also incorporated volunteering as an integral part of their student experience.

  • Abby Williams
  • Ellie Wilkinson
  • Georgina Miller
  • Katherine Pierce
  • Mark Ellison
  • Oliver Rouch
  • Jennifer Naybour
  • Claire Moss

Leadership Award

This will be awarded to an individual who has shown great leadership skills within UPSU or the wider community.

  • Highly Commended – Kieren Perry
  • Overall Winner – Mark Ellison

Dedication to Volunteering Award

This will be awarded to a student who has shown a huge level of commitment to a variety of causes over their time at University and embodies everything a UPSU Volunteer should be.

  • Highly Commended – Jennifer Naybour
  • Overall Winner – James Brown

Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award

The Outstanding Contribution Award will be presented to an individual whose volunteering has had a huge impact on the cause they have supported.

  • Highly Commended – James Brown
  • Overall Winner – Abby Williams