Current Students and Staff

// University News

23 May 2014

SHS End of Year Awards celebrates students

The Annual Students Helping Students End of Year Awards took place last night, celebrating the contribution the University’s Student Helpers make to events run by the Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) team.

With over 170 events, the student helpers have helped to inspire over 5,000 young people from all over the UK thinking about going into Higher Education.

As well as celebrating the success of all the students who are enrolled on the scheme, special tribute was paid to several members of the SHS team who have made a particularly valuable contribution throughout the year.

James Clarke won the award for Most Motivated Student Helper, with Ellie Forbes receiving a commendation for her work.

Karen Lee received the International Student of the Year and Igors Maslovs the EU Student of the Year awards for their hard work and can-do attitudes.

Student of the Year UK was awarded to Stephen Butler, with Ting Chan also receiving a commendation.

Finally, Charlotte Davison was given the Outstanding Contribution to SHS award for her commitment to the scheme over a number of years.

Justine Sanders, Student Outreach and Recruitment Manager said: “Without our student helpers we simply couldn't run our events. They provide visitors with a unique insight into life as a student and are an invaluable source of support for the staff running events. Whilst we couldn’t give everyone an award, we would like to again thank all of our student helpers for their work this year and wish those that are leaving us all the best in their future endeavours.”

Any students who would like more information about the SHS scheme for the next academic year can email