Meet our 2020 Student Nominees!

Last year saw a record number of entries across all categories for Volunteer of the Year. The judges had to make difficult decisions with such a strong field.  You can see the result of the judges' decision making here!

Alliance Manchester Business School

Muhammad Fikri Ashraf Bin Abdullah Hasin started Heero Academy, a social enterprise to engage with children through sports.

Hoi Kit Cheung has volunteered on summer school in Taiwan, delivering classes and skills building sessions. 

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Hannah Baldwin is part of the Misogyny is Hate campaign, running gender issues sessions at a local high school.

Alice Berkeley jointly runs weekly sessions of a conversation club for refugees and asylum seekers.

Matthew Brown started Club MFL to support the teaching of modern foreign languages in primary schools.

Isabel Duffield is a leader with ‘Once a Month’, which puts together packs of sanitary items for homeless women. 

Holly Jackson is a mentor for ReachOut where she supports a mentee one-to-one on a weekly basis.

Bethany Veal is a leader with ‘Once a Month’, which puts together packs of sanitary items for homeless women.

School of Biological Sciences

Harry Barnes leads a team which delivers weekly activities for young adults with learning disabilities.

Jamie Bernstein volunteers at Manchester Museum looking after the vivarium and supporting visitor engagement.

Alice Lavery jointly runs weekly sessions of a conversation club for refugees and asylum seekers.

Thomas Murphy leads a team which delivers weekly activities for people from the local community with additional needs.

Thomas Pugh leads Biko Bikes which encourages more cycling and provides support with maintenance.

Abigail Wharton is a mentor for ReachOut where she supports a mentee one-to-one on a weekly basis.

School of Engineering

Lojain Moustafa Ahmed is the leader of an outreach programme supporting rough sleepers in Manchester. 

Mathieu Augustin collects left over food from meetings on campus and redistributes it to people in need.

Muhammad Zakwan Bin Haji Mohtadza runs summer camps in Malaysia for children from impoverished backgrounds.

Isaac Campbell volunteers as an IT teacher in Salford with children who don’t normally have access to computers.

Synn Hang Mun (Sky) is part of Student Angels, a night time street safety initiative which supports the Manchester community.

Larry Oates runs a Code Club to give coding skills to younger children to give them confidence to consider STEM based careers.

School of Environment, Education and Development

Megan Swift is a leader with ‘Once a Month’, which puts together packs of sanitary items for homeless women.

School of Health Sciences

Razia Ali was part of Team Uganda 2019, researching why girls drop out of school.

Chiamaka Anoliefo teaches IT to disadvantaged young people.

Xinchun Gu runs ‘Consider Postgrad’ which encourages students from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn more about postgraduate opportunities.

Holly Smith runs the Want Not Waste shop which provides sustainable good at accessible prices as well as a recycling point for excess packaging.

Iniyah Sulaman coordinates the Burkhart project which provides craft and cookery sessions for women with a mental health diagnosis.

Olivia Woods supports younger students as a mentor.

School of Medical Sciences

Maria Aparicio is a volunteer sailing instructor.

Clarissa Hemmingsen was involved in a range of roles including leading workshops for the BIRTH Project at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Matthew Maden is leader of Manchester Outreach Medics (MOMs) helping young people gain an insight into life at medical school.

Sylvia Osahan is leader of Medics in Primary Schools (MiPS), running regular STEM based activities in local primary schools.

Sarika Paul volunteers for the Women’s Equality Party, which aims to bring about gender equality in politics.

Yasmin Samir is leaders of Medreach, which provides online mentoring to sixth form and college students around applications to medical school.

Camelia Yousefpour supports a Syrian refugee family with everyday tasks and speaking English.

School of Natural Sciences

James Bannister helped organise the Manchester 24 hour run against homelessness.

Rose De Saint-Michel leads ‘The Closet’, a popup shop that sells sample clothing to create an alternative to ‘fast fashion’.

Thomas Lewis is President of ‘Run Wild Manchester’, using the running club to raise awareness of issues and funds for good causes.

Reem Shehata volunteers on the Stockport Homeless Shelter Food project, making meals with shelter residents.

Olga Shvetsova runs Travelab, which works with local libraries to introduce STEM subjects to children and their families.

Harriet Simmonds runs Travelab, which works with local libraries to introduce STEM subjects to children and their families.

School of Social Sciences

Cherry-Ann Beagles is a leader with ‘Once a Month’, which puts together packs of sanitary items for homeless women.

Bianca Caienar is part of Student Angels, a night time street safety initiative which supports the Manchester community.

Shereese Georgette Graham runs chair exercise classes for Didsbury Good Neighbours Group.

Raimi Mahtab runs ‘Fun Fair’ which gives primary school children a taste of university.

Danish Sanusi Azri volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Manchester, supporting families who have a child in hospital.

Vlad-George Zaha is part of Student Angels, a night time street safety initiative which supports the Manchester community.

Fangyuan Zhou runs the Intergen project which provides activities to older isolated people from the local community.