Volunteers are our biggest asset, and we love showcasing their achievements.
Help support volunteer recognition by nominating a peer support volunteer as Volunteer of the Month!
Consider nominating a volunteer in any of the following roles:
- PAL Leaders (including academic and language)
- Senior PAL Leaders
- Peer Mentors (including Doctoral, Placement and Exercise Peer Mentors)
- Lead Peer Mentors
Nominations can come from any university staff or students who wish to recognise excellent achievement and/or commitment as involved in the Peer Support programmes. Volunteers are also welcome to nominate themselves.
To make a nomination please fill in the form below and ensure to include the full name of the volunteer as well as a brief description explaining why they have been nominated.
Submit a nomination
Nominations close on the 25 of each calendar month.
April 2023- Moselle Mintah
Moselle... "impressed me and the other visitors [at the Language Cafe] very much with her competent and friendly way of facilitating the session for German. She had prepared her own cards and other written materials for her group, and by the comments afterwards it was clear that the participants truly enjoyed their learning."
March 2023- Chemistry PAL Leaders
Anna, Isobel, Hannah and Emma..." do an excellent job of planning and delivering the PAL sessions and are very enthusiastic about bettering the PAL experience every week... I've heard rave reviews about their performance from their lecturers and students as well, detailing how helpful their sessions have been in them clearing their doubts and confusion about the course content."
February 2023 - Charlotte Shingleton
"Charlotte has been nominated for Volunteer of the Month for her various contributions to Peer Support. She is a Lead Peer Mentor and has just produced an excellent Peer Mentor Blog to help advertise what it's like to be a Peer Mentor."
January 2023 - Sunny Park
"Sunny deserves Volunteer of the Month because she is an enthusiastic and dedicated Senior PAL Leader. She is a great communicator and has received lovely feedback from her PAL Leaders about how much they appreciate her support."
December 2022- Vienne Hiu Yi Lin
"Vienne is an outstanding Senior PAL Leader. She has done a wonderful job so far this year supporting the Language PAL Team and working with the Peer Support Team to support the smooth running of the scheme."
November 2022- Hannah Bennett and Federica Zaccagnini
"Hannah and Federica are amazing and have absolutely gone above and beyond with the support they are offering to their mentees, and it’s so lovely to hear how rewarding this has been for all sides. I really think they deserve Peer Volunteer of the Month, as they are incredible and deserve all of the awards and accolades!"
November 2022- Sofiia Kornatska
"Sofiia has done a brilliant job supporting their mentees, making sure that those who were struggling could get support from them and followed procedures perfectly when issues arose.
October 2022 - Ava Caven
"Ava Caven did an outstanding job after putting herself forward to lead the Education Peer Mentor Welcome Event. Due to this, she has made sure that the incoming mentees feel welcomed and supported."
April 2022- Shuchi Naik
"Shuchi has held a number of peer-led workshops to develop students’ skills on topics such as effective communication, beginner cooking, and placement preparation as well as written blogs on LinkedIn and exam revision tips and techniques to reach a wide audience. She's promoted inclusivity for all, especially international students when helping to set up the new Cooking Club division of Student Training."
March 2022 - Lead Peer Mentors for Business
"Kyia, Wiktoria, Bronte and Amanda have done a tremendous job of co-ordinating the Peer Mentoring scheme and arranging a super Peer Mentoring Launch Evening at the start of Semester 2. They have also come up with an innovative idea about using pre-paid vouchers for soft/hot drinks to encourage in-person peer mentor/mentees meet ups and to allow us to keep tabs on the engagement in the scheme. They are absolute superstars and I am so grateful to them for all of their amazing support!"
March 2022 - James Golding
"James has been exemplary in leading the Biosciences PAL sessions. He is constantly looking for ways to make the sessions lively and engaging for those attending, often planning activities that will encourage them to move around and interact with each other as much as possible."
February 2022 - Wan Chi Hsiao
"Wan Chi has been exceptional in volunteering time and effort to assist the Peer Support Team with the Peer Mentoring scheme. She has consistently helped out by providing us with recruitment materials and committing her time to ensure that the scheme is promoted to potential Peer Mentors!"
February 2022 - Amna Khalid
Amna has been amazing in leading the Biosciences PAL sessions. Although it is really tricky to run sessions for multiple courses, she helps make all the sessions fun and worthwhile. She is always focused on the needs of the students and always finds time to speak to them individually or in smaller groups."