Our 2024 winners

The annual University Volunteer of the Year Awards took place in a face to face ceremony on 7th May 2024.  

Independent judges considered nominations that had been made earlier in the year for groups, students who volunteer in the wider community and students who voluteer to support other students.  This latter category was new for 2024. The panel consisted staff and partners from community organisations.

Volunteering took place locally, nationally and internationally. It really was humbling to hear about the amazing work of so many people.

All commended and highly commended nominees as well as those who ame first, second or third received a certificate. The overall winners in the individual 'Students supporting the Community' category 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.

“I cannot tell how great it was to sit in Whitworth Hall and see/hear the truly inspirational activities of those people who are part of our University.  As I said to a number of colleagues, it reminded me why I choose to work here and see how, regardless of staff/student, type of role etc. people have a sense of pride for UoM and their community (wherever it is).”