Monday, 08 July 2013
A University of Worcester student has earned national recognition after picking up a prestigious National Union of Students award.
Michael Anslow, a first-year Paramedic student, was nominated in the category of ‘Course Representative of the Year’ after displaying outstanding commitment to his course and colleagues.
Michael, who is studying Paramedic Science FdSc, was shortlisted along with another two Course Representatives before being named as the overall winner at the award ceremony in Manchester.
After returning to the University of Worcester, Michael said: “It was amazing just to be nominated and to be shortlisted for the award, so to attend the ceremony and actually win was a surreal experience – I think I’m still in shock now!
“The other nominees were very worthy candidates – I believe another nominee actually stopped her course from being shut down, which is an amazing thing.”
He added: “Given the standard of the competition, I was so surprised to actually win the award, but absolutely delighted.”
Michael has now scooped four awards in recent months, after being awarded both the Student Academic Representative (StAR) of the Year for the Institute of Health and Society and the ‘100 Hours Exceptional Attainment in Volunteering’ award from the Students’ Union.
He followed this up by being presented with the Worcester Award from the University. Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green, was keen to praise the 21 year-old.
He said: “The University is absolutely delighted that Michael has won this award and it’s a tribute to Michael himself, all of his colleagues on the Pre-Hospital, Unscheduled and Emergency Care course and the Students’ Union, who have developed the structure and network of Course Representatives.
“It’s a great instance of the University working in close partnership with the Students’ Union and Michael is a brilliant example of everything a that Course Representative should be.”