The Volunteering Excellency Awards – nominate now!


Queen’s students are known around the world for going that extra mile – that little bit further than just the educational experience. We’ve seen projects by Queen’s students that have literally transformed people’s lives. And they do all of this whilst balancing a degree.

Volunteering is particularly important to me as it was something I was heavily involved in at University and something that transformed my life. I wouldn’t be typing this blog as a Student Officer, had I not done so.

It’s important to recognise and celebrate the volunteering efforts of our Schools, students, staff and alumni and celebrate the positive contribution they have made to the community, locally as well as further afield. That’s why we organise the annual Students’ Union Volunteering Excellency Awards.

Nominations are now open for 2016 and the categories are as follows:

  • Staff Volunteer of the Year
  • Voluntary/Charitable Event or Activity of the Year
  • Voluntary/Charitable Club or Society of the Year
  • Voluntary/Charitable School of the Year
  • Student Representative of the Year
  • Sports Volunteer of the Year
  • Special Contribution Award

If you’re a Queen’s student or staff member, you can nominate yourself, another individual, a staff member, a School, a Club, a Society, an event or an activity for one or more of the above award categories by 12noon, Friday 13 May.

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