Bath Scholar wins National Volunteering Award

We are delighted to announce that a final year Lloyds Scholar, Lyam England, has won the award for ‘Lloyds Champion of the Year.' Chosen from the graduating scholars of the 8 partnership Universities, this award is for a scholar who has fulfilled and promoted the scholarship scheme above and beyond expectations. This is the second year in a row that a Bath scholar has won this award.

One of the main requirements of the Scholarship is to undertake 100 hours of volunteering in the community a year, something which Lyam has embraced over the last 4 years.

Heavily involved in RAG from the beginning and as Chair of RAG for the last year, Lyam has built links with many local charities and groups which will last long beyond his time at Bath. He has spearheaded new volunteering activities, for example a trek in Italy without the help of an external company. One of his greatest strengths has been championing the scholarship scheme at University events, inspiring new students, as well as promoting the scholarship to students at his old College.

Lyam said “The Lloyds Scholars programme has shaped my university experience by making me engage more with the SU and by giving me two summer internships across the UK.”

He received the Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2018 and was ‘highly commended’ in the SU Individual Contribution Award in 2020. Annette MacDonald, Manager of the scheme at Lloyds Banking Group, described Lyam as an ‘exemplary Lloyds Scholar’.

Huge congratulations to Lyam and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for him as he takes up his place at Lloyds in September.

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The Lloyds Scholarship currently supports 56 students in their studies at Bath. For more information see here - https://www.lloyds-scholars.com/