Due to COVID-19, the annual University Volunteer of the Year Awards took place through a Facebook Premiere event on 12th May 2021.
Independent judges considered nominations that had been made earlier in the year for staff, alumni and students. The panel consisted staff, Students' Union and Alumni representation and partners from community organisations.
Volunteering took place locally, nationally and internationally. As expected there was a real focus on activities people had been doing during the pandemic and it really was humbling to hear about the amazing work of so many people.
Certificates for all commended and highly commended nominees will be sent out as well as awards for the winners. The overall winners in the individual categories also received the University Medal for Social Responsibility, part of the suite of established President's Distinguished Achievement Awards. First, second and third places also receive a donation to support the organisations where they volunteer.