Inspirational students praised at DMU Square Mile Awards
Inspirational students picked up accolades at the annual DMU Square Mile Awards, recognising those who have potentially changed lives in the community.
This year a record-breaking 1,500 students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have volunteered their time through the programme, which works to share the skills of students and staff with the community.
From mentoring school pupils to boost reading and numeracy, to running life-saving health programmes and helping the elderly, DMU Square Mile is the embodiment of the university’s ethos to be a public good.
Students who have made a difference in the lives of others were rewarded with trophies and certificates as those with whom they have worked praised their dedication and hard work.
Mark Charlton, DMU Square Mile manager, said: “This has been an amazing year for Square Mile.
“This year has seen an unprecedented number of projects and activities delivered - enhancing the skills and health of local residents, bringing communities together through inspiring activities and providing unique support projects to Leicester schools.
“This is our opportunity to say a big thank you to all our incredible student volunteers.”
Watch a video of DMU Square Mile’s amazing year here:
Throughout the next two weeks, we will be profiling the winners who provide a perfect example of how DMU is a public good beyond the campus boundaries.
The winners were:
Outstanding Engagement 2015
This award recognises students who have gone above and beyond in supporting a group, organisation or individual
Winner: Alex Grice
Highly Commended: Shamiso Zinanga
Highly Commended: Jinxin Zhou
Community Impact 2015
Given to students whose efforts have had the most profoundly positive impact on the Square Mile project they contributed to
Winner: Kate Lowe
Highly commended: Saiyaf Zulfecar
Highly commended: Laura Brown
Recognises the students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability
Winner: Amir Mahmood
Highly commended: Samar Gad and Francesca Nixon
Students who have demonstrated exemplary dedication to one or more Square Mile project and activities
Winner: Leanne Churchill
Highly commended: Charlotte Cundall
Highly commended: Xiatong Zeng
Awarded to students who are truly exemplary in their attitude, commitment and achievements
Winner: Nguyen Thuy Linh.
Highly Commended: Megan Shanahan
Highly Commended: Luke Evans
Student Project of the Year
Recognises student-led projects which have an exceptional impact on the community
Winner: Slater Primary – DSU Tae Kwon Do.
Highly Commended: Dirty Electronics
Highly Commended: Transitions Magazine
Best Student Experience
Students who have, though a blog or activity, had the greatest impact on inspiring other students to support Square Mile
Winners: India Fundraising Project – Tabinda Shah, Miriam Parveen Khan and Marufa Choudhury
Highly commended: Homework Club, Mellor Primary, Maariyaah Karim
Highly commended: IT4Free, Coding Club – Luke Carter, Glen Hawthorne
Global Good Award
Recognises the students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the principles of public good with a global outlook
Winner: Grace Broughton
Highly Commended: Krishna Nama
Highly Commended: Mara Stancelescu
Posted on: Tuesday 05 May 2015