MORE than 150 students from the University of Worcester have been recognised for their extra-curricular work with a special award.
The Worcester Award, which encourages students to participate in a range of activities to help boost their employability, was awarded to a total of 153 students, with 70 completing the Worcester Gold Award.
Run by the University’s Careers and Employability team and supported by a number of local employers, students have been recognised for such activities as teaching English in Madagascar, volunteering at the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, research assistance in South Africa, and a 26-mile trek for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Anh Nguyen, from Worcester, who studied a Master’s degree in Nutritional Therapy, achieved the Gold award by taking part in a variety of roles alongside his studies.
The 28-year-old assisted with the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships and took part in activities for charities such as Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Asthma UK, as well as being a Student Ambassador and a Residential Ambassador for the University.
He said: “I am truly honoured to receive the Gold Worcester Award and believe it is a valuable asset to my future. This award has only encouraged me to further continue achieving many more awards towards my professional development.
“This award has inspired me to define myself and is a vital stepping stone for my career in health and nutrition to help improve the wellbeing of both the British and Vietnamese public.”
Rose Watson, Careers and Employability Service Manager, said: “We are so proud of all those students who have managed to do such great things during their time here at the University of Worcester. The range of additional and voluntary activities will greatly enhance their future employability as it shows their motivation, as well as the skills and experiences they will be expected to demonstrate in future job applications and interviews.”
Three students also received additional special recognition awards, they were Emma Brooks for Outstanding Performance, Nhu Tran for Outstanding Presentation and Gwynnan Smith for Outstanding Interview.
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