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Volunteer Awards: 2018 winners

slave trade legacies group receive award

Congratulations to our 2018 Volunteer Award winners! 

The University's annual Volunteer Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions our alumni and community volunteers make to the University and the wider world.

Discover the inspiring individuals who were recognised in last year's awards, and find out how they make the extraordinary possible for students and researchers alike.  


Enhancing the student experience

Alumni Volunteer of the Year 

Hugh Jaques (Chemistry, 2000), Students' Union Trustee

Our Alumni Volunteer of the Year Hugh first joined the  Students Union Board of Trustees in 2015 as an external Trustee and as Chair has been instrumental to the SU’s ongoing transformation into a professional and efficient body which puts students at the heart of everything.

Hugh Jaques

University of Nottingham Volunteer of the Year 

Natalie Haydon-Yeung (Law, 2012), Widening Participation Volunteer 

Since graduation, Natalie has provided hundreds of students with advice and guidance through  Widening Participation projects. She's an excellent role model who helps break down some of the barriers preventing disadvantaged young people from attending university.   Find out more.

Volunteer of the Year Natalie Haydon-Young

Supporting world-changing research

Exceptional Contribution Award

Lisa Johnson, Advocate and Fundraiser - Life Cycle 6 and NBCRC

Lisa volunteered tirelessly for the University's  Life Cycle 6 Campaign, raising thousands in the process. She also promotes the research carried out by the  Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre (NBCRC), and has even appeared on TV to share her own struggles with cancer.

Lisa Johnson Breast Cancer fundraiser

Community Volunteer of the Year

John Charles-Jones, Rural Business Research Unit Volunteer

John's work with the University’s  Rural Business Research Unit (RBRU) spans over 10 years, inspiring countless students and helping the RBRU become a beacon of excellence in farming research in the process. Through students talks on Sutton Bonnington Campus, to practical tours of his farm, John has gone above and beyond.
john charles jones at his farm

Longstanding Volunteer Award

Nottingham Slave Trade Legacies Group (NSTL) 

The group’s mainly African Caribbean heritage volunteers are committed to exploring the implications of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the development of modern Britain and making the contributions of their enslaved ancestors clear at popular heritage sites, including Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire.  Find out more about the group.

Slave Trade Legacies group receive their award

Longstanding Volunteer Award winners


Group Volunteer Award

University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus Volunteers

  • JIANG Ming

  • PANG Jingquan

  • ZHAO Weicheng

  • ZHANG Wenhua

  • ZHANG Xin

  • WANG Qin

  • PEI Weimin

  • CHEN Yi

  • QIAN Chao

  • LAO Wang

  • LU Lu

  • LU Shengjin

  • PAN Libin

  • LUO Shuiping

  • CHEN Hong

  • LIU Dongsheng

  • SHEN Wei

Ningbo Campus Trent Budiling at night

2017 winners

The University's world is profoundly enhanced by a growing number of dedicated volunteers; discover the inspiring individuals who won an award in 2017.

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