Psychology student presented with The Bath Award
Isabelle Hubbard was one of over 40 students at the University of Bath presented with The Bath Award, which recognises achievements made alongside their studies, including charity work, local volunteering and work experience.
The Bath Award, which is managed by the Students’ Union on behalf of the University, was presented at the Development & Achievement Awards which commend students who have not only successfully studied for their degree, but have also contributed to the wider community.
In addition to recognising student achievement, the awards evening included presentations to Student Trainers for successfully delivering quality skills training sessions to their peers.
To receive The Bath Award, students are required to complete at least 300 hours of extra-curricular activities and meet standards in a set of key skills areas: teamwork, leadership, communication, commercial awareness and problem-solving.
Isabelle received the Bath Award in recognition of her volunteering efforts at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
Isabelle’s volunteering involved weekly visits to patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. In her role as a hospital befriender, Isabelle served as a listening ear and offered comfort to distressed and confused individuals.
She said: “I am very proud to have received The Bath Award. Through my befriending role, I feel I have learnt a great deal about the challenges of communicating in a variety of contexts and hope that I have brought some comfort to those individuals. It was an emotionally demanding but highly rewarding experience.”