Professor Roberts and Mark

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Roberts, presented the T S Shipman Prize to Mark Harrington, final year undergraduate student in the Department of Geography and Chris Dias, second year undergraduate student in the Department of Information Science. The presentation was held at John Storer House and was attended by the then Mayor of Charnwood, Jack Moore, as well as other representatives of the University and Borough.

Mark has been involved in the National Autistic Society' befriending scheme since October 2002 where he has made a huge difference to the lives of two individuals and their families. Mark has also found the time to participate in Rag activities and has been heavily involved in a range of sporting activities across the local community.

Chris has been an extremely valuable asset to Community Action since his arrival at Loughborough University. In his first year he was a volunteer for the 'Street Kids' project where once a week he visited the Keats Estate in Loughborough. Chris also joint-led a student team in organising the majority of Community Action's one-off events, including the bi-annual tea dance and a A Flick Down Memory Lane.

Following the presentation of the prize, which consisted of a cheque and certificate, the Mayor expressed his gratitude on behalf of the local community, to Chris and Mark. The Mayor also took the opportunity to thank the large number of other students whose volunteering activities have brought huge benefits to the local community.

Professor Roberts and Chris

Secretary to Prizes Committee
October 2004
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