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Student volunteers step up

City University London celebrates the efforts of its student volunteers at awards ceremony.
by Ruth Shepherd

The University held its annual Student Impact Awards on Thursday 24 March to recognise the commitment of students and staff to a wide range of volunteering and community activities organised by the University.

The team of volunteers is currently on target to have an impact on over 8,000 young people and adults from Islington and greater London this year.

Three City students received the coveted Volunteering England Gold Award: Areeba Choudhary, Jason Grant and Nico Wilson.

Areeba is a second year Law student who volunteers for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). She helps blind and partially sighted people fill in benefit claim forms over the telephone.

Jason recently graduated with a Masters in Broadcast Journalism and volunteered for the Community Radio Project at the University. He worked with young people to create a radio show and was described as an excellent role model for the teenagers who took part.

The third recipient of the Gold Award was postgraduate Human Rights student Nico Wilson, who organised and ran a Family History Day at Islington Museum creating an online archive of stories told by local families, students and workers from the Borough.

At the ceremony, City University London’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran said:
“I am delighted to see that such a large number of our students make the time, outside of their studies, to help others both locally in Islington and across London.”

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