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The Oliver Hare Altruism Award is presented each year to a UCL student who has demonstrated great commitment to helping others in both the university community and the wider world. It recognises initiative, empathy and altruism to bring about positive change through volunteering and philanthropic ventures.

The award winner will receive £100.

The award has been established by the organisation Olly’s Future in memory of Oliver Hare (16.2.1994 - 14.2.2017) who gained a first class honours degree in History at UCL in 2016. As well as excelling in academia, Oliver always sought to help his friends and anyone in need and acted as an inspiration to all those who knew him. In acknowledging the selfless efforts by a student at UCL every year, Olly’s Future and UCL hope to honour Oliver’s memory and encourage further caring endeavours and voluntary work in his spirit.

How to nominate

Complete the nomination form, including a statement on how the nominee has demonstrated:

  • great commitment to helping others in both the university community and the wider world;
  • initiative, empathy and altruism to bring about positive change through volunteering and philanthropic ventures.

The statement can draw upon both formal and informal activities - the following list is intended as a guide and is not exhaustive.

  • Formal volunteering with a charity or community organisation
  • Establishing a community project
  • Standing up for the rights of others
  • Acts of selflessness and kindness
  • Supporting other people through difficult times
  • Acting as a role model to others
  • Campaigning for positive change
  • Demonstrating qualities of empathy and caring

As well as describing what the nominee has done, please explain what impact their philanthropy has had. Feel free to include stories, use quotes from other people, or feature photographs.

The award is open to current UCL students. Anyone can submit a nomination - you do not have to work or study at UCL. Students are able to nominate themselves.

The Award winner will be announced at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Awards Ceremony on Friday 25th May 2018. Deadline: Friday April 27th 5pm.

Links

Olly’s Future

Volunteering Awards Ceremony

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Oliver Hare in the UCL Bloomsbury Building
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