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4 Mar 2014

Deadline approaches for University award nominations

Loughborough residents are being encouraged to nominate students for two prizes awarded annually by the University in recognition of students’ good work in the community or good community relations.

Residents are encouraged to submit their nominations by 21 March for the TS Shipman and Hannah Community Prizes.

The TS Shipman Prize is given to students of the University or College who are considered to have contributed most to the development of co-operation and aid between the institutions and the local community.  The prize comes from a fund presented to the University by the TS Shipman Trust, established by the former joint Manager Director of Leicester company AA Jones and Shipman – one of the largest machine tool manufacturers in Britain in the 1960s.

The Hannah Community Prize seeks to recognise students for showing acts of kindness or for general good neighbourliness.  The award uses funds originally bequeathed to the University in memory of Mr George Alexander Hannah who studied at Loughborough during his retirement.

An awards ceremony will be held later in the year to honour and thank the students for their contributions.

Alison Barlow, University community relations officer comments: “We need local residents to let us know about the valuable contributions our students are making to community groups across Charnwood.  We also know there are many examples of our students simply being good neighbours and we want to hear about these too.”

Nominations for the two awards can be made by any member of the Charnwood community and should be submitted to m.g.cajkler@lboro.ac.uk.  A nomination form is available on the University website by logging on to: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/student/prizes/university_nominated/tss/index.htm

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Article reference number: PR 14/41

Alison Barlow
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696
E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk

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