DEDICATED students at the University of West London were honoured for their voluntary work in the inaugural V Awards.
Nine different awards were given out to students by Professor Anthony Woodman, interim pro vice-chancellor for research and enterprise, at a ceremony last month at the Ealing campus in St Mary’s Road.
Nearly 100 students were also presented with volunteering certificates and the lecturers were recognised for their support. Student volunteer of the year was Krishna Talsania, who gives up her time for Mind, Time to Change, Muscular Dystrophy and Harrow Council.
Professor Woodman said: “The V Awards were a wonderful celebration and I was proud to present accolades to so many of our deserving and hardworking students. They certainly are an impressive group of people.
“Volunteering is incredibly worthwhile, not just for the people in the community who are supported, but for the volunteers themselves. They gain invaluable experience that they can take in to the workplace – something so many University of West London graduates do so well. “The university’s young people are some of the 42,000 student volunteers across the country who are involved in projects that benefit their community, their university and themselves.
“This gives a total of 3,459,653 hours to communities and contributes more than £42million to the economy.”