Volunteer of the Month

Recognise an amazing volunteer or team in Peer Support as Volunteer of the Month.

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.

Previous winners

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 NaikShuchi

"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 BusinessBusiness LPMs

"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 GoldingJames

"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 HsiaoWan Chi

"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 KhalidPAL logo

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."