School of Law students shortlisted for Leeds for Life Awards 2015
LLB students Harvey Pare and Bren McCarthy were shortlisted for a prestigious Leeds for Life Award in the category of Education.
They were nominated for the voluntary work with local schools and colleges. During Pro Bono Week November 2014 Harvey and Bren provided workshops on debating and negotiating for over 140 school and college students.
At the end of last month they were invited to a University wide event held at the Great Hall and hosted by Professor Vivien Jones, Pro Vic Chancellor for Student Education.
Herabans Kaur, School of Law Educational and Community Development Officer, nominated the two for the award. She said: “I nominated them because of the unerring commitment to volunteering and community projects. Despite their commitments to the LawSoc Debating and Negotiating Competitions, they juggled their academic and other commitments to deliver workshops over three days in arguably the most intense semester.”
Herabans added: “They worked with young people from under represented backgrounds and helped break down misconceptions associated with universities and student life, helping to raise awareness and aspirations.”
Leeds University Union support over 2000 students in voluntary work or placements. The Leeds for Life Awards ceremony was a part of Leeds University Union’s Celebrate Week. There are six categories for the awards which recognise student volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution in their field.