Tuesday 24-02-2015 - 12:15
We’re thrilled to announce that Conor McGlacken has been named Student Volunteer of the Year 2015 as part of Student Volunteering Week.
Conor is president of Engineers Without Borders Bristol – a student society branch of an international charity working towards a world when everyone has access to technology they need for a life free from poverty.
Conor’s work with the charity began in 2011 through outreach into local schools, engaging schoolchildren with engineering and development. The following year, Conor was selected to attend a UNESCO conference in Nigeria, training over 100 students to deliver the same workshops – reaching over 1,500 schoolchildren.
His involvement with the charity has continued and evolved to this day, culminating in this award as part of Student Volunteering Week’s parliamentary reception.
Next, Conor plans to spend the summer in Tanzania with Engineering World Health, exploring the challenges posed by donated medical equipment.
Now in its 14th year, Student Volunteering Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the impact of student volunteers across the UK. Conor’s contribution is an outstanding example of the difference which students can make in shaping a fairer and more equitable society.
Read more about Student Volunteering Week here and join in with #GoodDeedDay this Wednesday.