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Extended deadline for Volunteer of the Year nominations

(2 March 2017)

Nominations are open for the 2017 Volunteer of the Year awards, with a new deadline of Wednesday, 15 March. So if you take part in an activity to support others, or know a student or member of staff at the University who does, why not nominate them?  The process is easy! 

Last year’s staff winner was Kirsty Keywood, from the School of Law.  She advocates for the rights of people with learning difficulties and mental health problems in a number of ways. For example, she has volunteered as an appropriate adult for Greater Manchester Police, and supported the development of services of the Manchester People First charity. 

Previous nominees have taken on a wide range of roles to support vulnerable members of the community both in the UK and overseas, including support to the homeless, the elderly, those in crisis and those living in poverty.  They have done this through mobilising local communities, raising vital funds and providing one to one support. 

The three award categories are:

Student of the Year - open to any current undergraduate or postgraduate student of the University. This award is in association with University of Manchester Students' Union. 

Staff of the Year – open to any current staff member of the University. 

Alumni of the Year – open to any graduate of the University (including Victoria University and UMIST).