Thank you again for those who nominated students for the Inspiring Student Awards 2017. It was the perfect opportunity to recognise the efforts of students on-going commitment to the University and the local community.
If you would like to see snippets from the night, you can check out Underground's Facebook page as we were streaming the awards live. https://www.facebook.com/UndergroundatMarjon/
The winners are:
Millie Roberts - Community Volunteer of the Year
Millie has blossomed into a very competent coach who not only volunteers with us but who now manages and coaches a youth team at Plymouth Raiders. She is an integral member of our volunteer team and her dedication, commitment and reliability are exactly what we as an organisation need from our volunteer force.
Rachel Vigus - Outstanding Contribution Award
Rachel is an inspiring and enthusiastic student and person. Despite having her own challenges she involves herself fully in university life, including dance, chaplaincy and student support sessions. She is an excellent role model and I know she has supported and helped fellow students, showing great empathy and care. She has been a vital part of the Marjon community and her humour and love of life is completely infectious. Rachel is a true inspiration.
Hannah Burton – Leadership Award
Hannah has taken the lead over the past year in resurrecting and developing the Marjon Give Voice campaign. This local campaign links to the national Giving Voice drive to raise awareness of the impact of speech, language and communication difficulties and the effectiveness of speech & language therapy. Hannah has taken the lead in organising a series of innovative local events and has worked successfully with her peers to promote this important campaign. Hannah will humbly acknowledge that the Marjon Give Voice is a team initiative to which many students contribute. However the staff team wish to acknowledge Hannah's initiative, leadership and drive which has ensured the continuing success of the campaign.
As a result of Hannah and the group's commitment, the Marjon Give Voice group is well-established and in healthy shape. Most importantly, Hannah has worked hard to ensure others are ready to take her place in the future so that the group continues once she has left the university - this succession planning is vital in great leadership.
Michael Prynn- Sports Volunteer of the Year
Mike is a direct entrant into our year 3 Sports Therapy programme and has captured the attention with the entirety of the teaching team for his commitment to the profession and engagement with every opportunity available to him. He has worked extensively with BUCS women’s football team, even travelling to away games which we do not expect our students to do. He has volunteered to individually work with a Plymouth Raiders player through a long-term rehabilitation plan, volunteers with the pain clinic, as well as overseeing a group of first year students on a mini-placement. His enthusiasm and passion for the profession is infectious and he consistently inspires fellow students and staff alike. He actively engages with social media to promote the University and the profession, and demonstrates a critical discussion with his peers and staff. In the 9 years of Sports Therapy at the University, we have never had such a committed individual and believe Mike has truly warranted recognition.
Connor Flello -University Volunteer of the Year
Connor has taken on the unofficial mantle of the University photographer and has been seen at every event on campus possible. I can't think of an event he hasn't given his time up to photograph or video and his launch of Marjon Media has been a huge success.
His willingness to give up his time to provide photos and memories for students is a credit to his generosity as he has never charged a team a penny for his time.
Grace Adamson Outstanding Student Ambassador Award
Laura has been an outstanding ambassador for the Outdoor Adventure Education degree in addition to her work with the University Ambassador team.
She has a cheerful disposition, is willing and capable. Polite and considerate to all those she comes across. Laura is someone who is dynamic, supportive, inclusive and enthusiastic. Laura has volunteered as a Marjon Ambassador tirelessly across venues in the U.K. throughout her three years at Marjon and is a happy and bubbly advocate of all that is Marjon. Well done Laura. We are so proud of you!
Thank you to everyone who was involved in making the evening a success and for all those students who were nominated, you should all be very proud as you are all such great assets to Marjon.