UPSU Volunteering Celebration Evening 2018

On Wednesday 9th May VP Activities, Alex Doyle along with UPSU Volunteer team hosted the UPSU Volunteer Awards 2018. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our numerous students involved in volunteering.

Each year we are astounded and humbled by the dedication and devotion from all of our student volunteers who give up so much of their free time to support such a wide variety of local, national and international causes. This year however they have again surpassed all of our expectations and truly gone above and beyond in all of their volunteering ventures.

The award winners are: 

Raise and Give Awards

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 Volunteer of the Year          

  • Winner: Lydia Carter-Mackie

RAG Newcomer                

  • Winner: Megan Wilkinson

RAG Charity Challenge Volunteer of the Year       

  • East African Playgrounds, Winner: Ebby Callender
  • Meningitis Research Foundation,Winner: Charlotte Kendrick
  • Mind, Winner: Lizzy Binks
  • Breast Cancer Now, Winner: Nicole Coates
  • Action Against Hunger, Winner: Kiera Stephens
  • Hope for Children, Winner: Alex Sweeney


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.

SLV Project Leader of the Year    

  • Winner: Thomas Davies

SLV Volunteer of the Year             

  • Winner: Ethan Anning

SLV: UniCycle Champion   

  • Winners: Leyonie Cook & Jo Sanders

SLV: Special Olympics Champion    

  • Winner: Liam Lillywhite-Buley

SLV: Green Team Champion            

  • Winner: Alex King

SLV: Animal Conservation Champion          

  • Winner Daniela Sturm


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.

Community Volunteering: Volunteer of the Year              

  • Winner: Emily Stevenson

Community Volunteering: Award for Personal Development       

  • Winner: Mengjiue Liu

Community Volunteering: Award for Commitment           

  • Winner: Zoe McGovern

Friend of UPSU 

  • Winner: Rick - Barn Owls Trust


  • Winner: Jack Legg and Vincent Graves
  • Highly Commended: William Mason

Dedication to Volunteering          

  • Winner: Ben Curwen
  • Highly Commended: Abby Williams

Outstanding Contribution             

  • Winner: Charlotte Panchaud
  • Highly Commended: Imogen Napper


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.

  • Amber Bozward
  • Amelia Newman
  • Amy Millington
  • Ethan Anning
  • Grace Brooks
  • Hannah Cummings
  • Harriet Pender
  • Holly Stock
  • Jamie Mitchell
  • Katharine Hill
  • Katharine Pierce
  • Kirstyn Bowe
  • Lucy Masterman
  • Lucy Welsh
  • Lydia Carter-Mackie
  • Matt Mansfield
  • Megan Dunning
  • Megan Wilkinson
  • Molly Crawford
  • Penny Smith
  • Shaun Cockram
  • Tess Blair
  • Thomas Davies
  • Tori Adams

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.

  • Ben Curwen
  • Charlotte Panchaud
  • Chloe Price
  • Ellie Waterer
  • Emilia Dowse
  • Emily Goldsworthy-Josh
  • Imogen Napper
  • Jack Legg
  • Jake Thurman
  • Joshua Hope
  • Laura Marris
  • Lauren Fidler
  • Lauren Tandon
  • Martin Cooper
  • Matthew Hatfiled
  • Vincent Graves
  • William Mason