The Students as Change Agents project was a winner at the University of Exeter's prestigious Professional Services Recognition Awards 2015, on Wednesday 25th November.The annual awards represent a means of recognising and rewarding outstanding projects and individuals within the University, with staff and students from the institution able to nominate projects or staff which/who have made the most positive contributions to the University.
Battling against four other laudable projects within the Outstanding Project of the Year category, Students as Change Agents was nominated due to the support it gives to students who hold original ideas on how to positively improve the student experience.120 projects, large and small, have been supported over the past year (double the amount from the previous year as the scheme builds awareness and momentum) with students being supported by team members in each College.
Announced at a gala dinner, the Students as Change Agents team were delighted to be announced as the winners in this category – showing the enormous strides the project has achieved since its inception eight years ago.
An undisclosed nominator of the project stated:
"Change Agents has helped me to develop skills in communication, leadership and managing stakeholders, which undoubtedly helped me to secure my graduate job.If I hadn't undertaken the challenge of my project, and had the guidance and advice of Change agents, I would not have had the skills I needed on my internship to demonstrate my potential"