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Volunteer Awards 2017


Congratulations to our latest Volunteer Award winners!

In November 2017 we held our annual Volunteering Awards, celebrating the generous contributions of time our volunteers make to the University community.

Our five prestigious award categories recognise the amazing actions and efforts our volunteers make to enhance the University experience for our students, transform the lives of those in our local communities and make positive difference to the wider world.

A massive congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who gave their time to make a difference to our students and researchers!     

If you would like to join our talented volunteer community, take a look at our current volunteering opportunities.                                                       

2018 Nominations 

Nominations for the 2018 Volunteer Awards will open shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact  


Volunteer Award 2017 winners  

Dr Amy Prosser 

UK Alumni Volunteer of the Year 



Over the past few years Amy has helped with various careers activities, supporting students through mentoring, talks and work shadowing.

Amy received numerous nominations for this award, and has made a real difference to students looking to enter a career in science.

Quote from Amy's nominee:

‘Amy is a tremendous role model as a scientist working at the cutting edge of drug discovery. She has made the complicated landscape of science career pathways accessible to our students.

Amy wanted to discover how she could get into industry, and has gone above and beyond to creatively dispel the myths she heard about science career routes when she was a student. 

She's a true ambassador for the University, and a champion for women in science.’ 

David Brailsford

University of Nottingham Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Longstanding  Volunteer 


David contines to be involved in the University after his retirement in 2005. His commitment and enthusiasm for the University and Computerphile is astounding. 

Computerphile is a successful YouTube channel with nearly 940,000 subscribers. This voluntary project aims to make computer science accessible to teenagers.

Quote from David's nominee:  

‘David’s support, development and encouragement of Computerphile has helped to raise the public profile of the University as a centre of excellence in Computer Science, and as somewhere where interdisciplinary approaches thrive.

David not only coordinates Computerphile, he also writes and features regularly in the videos, and has become a public face for the University. His enthusiasm and dedication makes him a perfect ambassador.’


Meet our 2017 Award winners

UK Alumni Volunteer of the Year: Dr Amy Prosser - Careers Volunteer 

International Alumni Volunteer of the Year: Jingyi Fu - in recognition of her contribution to the alumni network in Beijing

University of Nottingham Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Longstanding Volunteer: Emeritus Professor David Brailsford - School of Computer Science Volunteer and founder of Computerphile 

Exceptional Contribution Award: Paul Barrett and Steve Wright - Lifecycle Superheroes 

Longstanding Volunteer Award:  

  • Kate Hodgett and Maureen Godfrey - Patient Participation in Research Volunteers (Dementia)
  • Shirley Priest, Jim Priest, Louise Clarke, Dr Alaa Alrawaibah - Lakeside Museum Volunteers
  • Andy Boston – Guest Speaker (School of Mathematics)
  • Christine Humfrey and Keith Redfern - Cascade Panel Volunteers
  • Colin Jones, Janet Jones, David Henson, David Pinney, Janet Kemp, Mary Chivers, Pam Brown – Friends of University Park
  • Daniel Slater - Founder of Futsal Society
  • David Pearson - Summer School Volunteer
  • Candy Wright, Dominic Chan, Aster Lee, Albert Poon, Natalie Chiu, Lavinia Wong, Vincent Wong – Friends of the University of Nottingham: Hong Kong 
  • Peter Hubberstey - Judge, Salters Festival (School of Chemistry)
  • Roger Lewis - Former Alumni Laureate Chair and Orator
  • Professor Julian Wiseman -  Old Kingstonian Association (OKA) Treasurer and Volunteer 


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