On Thursday 6 October 2016, The University of Sheffield held its third annual Alumni Volunteers Thank You Event and Awards, to recognise and celebrate our alumni who choose to give their time to improve the lives and boost the prospects of our students.
Members of Sheffield Universiy Management School staff, alumni and students were delighted to attend to join in the evening's celebrations, to say a big 'thank you' to all alumni who have made a difference to our students.
The evening event was co-hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching Professor Wyn Morgan, who welcomed over 120 guests to the event and shared their experiences of the University’s volunteering projects, and why schemes like these are so important to student life.
In the last year 940 alumni have volunteered over 16,500 hours to support current students across a range of initiatives: from networking to careers talks, mentoring to business visits, all with the aim of boosting students’ confidence, employability and academic skills, drawing from their real-world, professional experience.
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