Library staff member highly commended at University awards

The Library’s Data Specialist, Phil Reed, was highly commended at the University’s Volunteer of the Year Awards as staff, students and alumni came together to recognise extraordinary volunteering contributions across a diverse range of projects.

Phil was shortlisted through his work with the 3 Valley Vegans in the Upper Calder Valley, who introduce local residents to the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle through outreach programmes, cookery demonstrations, events, recipe swaps and more.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor, gave out the Awards in a ceremony which took place in Whitworth Hall. A range of causes were supported including adults with disabilities, the homeless and international development. The overall winners in each category received the University Medal for Social Responsibility, part of the suite of established President's Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Find out more about the Volunteer of the Year Awards.