Given the current social distancing guidelines, the Peer Support Annual Celebration Event will take place online. We are coming up with an exciting virtual extravaganza to celebrate the amazing work our Peer Support Community has achieved in 2020/2021.
We’ll be encouraging our Peer Support community to dress up and host their own zoom parties to watch online with their peers. More of that will follow closer to the time.
The annual celebration event is always an enjoyable evening for staff and students to meet and celebrate all the work that has been achieved through Peer Support.
The event is an excellent opportunity to recognise and reward Peer Mentors, PASS Leaders, Student coordinators and various staff for their valued voluntary contributions. Some of our students will speak about the benefits of being involved and the value of Peer Support within their schemes and the wider University.
The awards for Outstanding Contributions to Peer Support and Outstanding Schemes will be presented to the winners. The results will also be announced for the annual video competition.
The Peer Support Celebration Evening takes place in Semester 2 and the official date is TBC.
Read about 2020's awards here
All Staff Coordinators, Student Coordinators, PASS Leaders and Peer Mentors are invited to this event. In addition, we also welcome anyone in an additional role such as BLS Instructors, Wellbeing and Volunteering Champions. You will receive emails when the event's tickets go live, unfortunately, we cannot host all our amazing students and staff so tickets are given on a first come first served basis!
Those in receipt of PASS and Peer Mentoring can be involved as well! During this event, we recognise our individual students and schemes for their incredible contribution to Peer Support. We award Outstanding Contribution Awards to those who have gone above and beyond their role and award schemes a range of awards for demonstrating true community, innovation and consistency throughout the year. If you think your Leader/Mentor/Scheme deserves one of these awards please look at the information below on how to nominate them.
Peer Mentoring and PASS can only function with the dedication and support of students and staff involved in the schemes. It is recognised that many Peer Mentors, PASS Leaders, Student Coordinators, Staff Coordinators and Administrators make exceptional voluntary contributions, far greater than expected in their roles. It is the commitment of these people that the Outstanding Contribution to Peer Support Awards seeks to recognise.
In addition to these individual awards, we also recognise our schemes as a whole with a number of scheme awards. The Outstanding Scheme Awards are a series of awards which aim to reward schemes in a specific area.