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Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) project shortlisted for prestigious award

Tuesday 22 September 2015

QMSU’s Community Sport Programme has recently been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Local Community’. Over the two years that the programme has been running, QMUL students have delivered over 1,000 hours of sport volunteering in Tower Hamlets. The volunteering projects have covered more than 15 sports, helping people in one of the most deprived areas of the UK get physically active.

The awards night will be hosted on Thursday 26 November at the Grosvenor Hotel in Central London. Charlotte Kendrick, Head of Sport at QMSU, said: “We’re very proud to be nominated by the Times Higher Education Awards for the project, which was set up to encourage sport in and around Tower Hamlets after London 2012 Olympics. We can’t wait for the awards night and fingers crossed we can win.”

Through Community Sport, you can greatly increase your employability by taking on voluntary and paid placements with local sporting organisations, gaining free coaching and officiating qualifications and using your experience within sport to develop a number of transferable skills. To find out more about Community Sport and how to get involved, please visit the QMSU website.

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