Each year Leeds University Union (LUU) hosts The Leeds Partnership Awards, celebrating the amazing achievements and work by staff and students across the University of Leeds. Overall, LUU received a record figure of more than 2800 nominations for the 14 awards, and we are delighted to be awarded this year’s Equality and Inclusion award, which was announced during the online ceremony on Wednesday 27th May.
A full rundown of shortlisted nominees and winners can be found on the University’s website, along with a feature article casting a spotlight on the winners of the various categories. You can watch the virtual ceremony, hosted by @LeedsUniUnion, on their Twitter page – look out for the hashtag #PA2020.
The award was announced by Chloé Elliott, the Equality and Diversity Officer at Leeds University Union, who gave some background behind our nomination:
“Nominated for their passion and commitment to widening participation through a rich and varied programme of outreach and engagement activities. They consistently inspire school students and teachers, raising attainment and aspiration to Higher Education, both locally and nationally. Their work is vital at this critical time for the Arts and Humanities; with arts subjects being squeezed from the curriculum…and a disparity of access to the arts and extra curricular activities in the North.”
We are extremely proud of this achievement, but we couldn’t deliver our outreach without the support and hard work of the faculty’s academics and our fantastic team of Education Outreach Fellows and Leeds Loves Ambassadors – this award is theirs as much as ours!
Thank you to LUU for hosting the event and showcasing the amazing work across the university! We want to congratulate everyone who was nominated and those who won awards. This was an occasion we all needed to brighten our spirits during what has been a challenging few months for everyone!
Written by Laura (Arts and Humanities Educational Engagement Assistant)