Recognising colleagues who do amazing things beyond the boundaries of specific roles or/and beyond the boundaries of UCL
The nominees for the Community Spirit award have been nominated for the work they do that goes above and beyond their specific role.
The winners of this award have campaigned for equality at UCL, supported staff and students with their accessibility needs, and dedicated their time to charity work.
Winner: Anne Moore
Business Development Manager, Institute of Education (IOE)
Anne has worked tirelessly for over three years as the LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group (LEAG) co-chair, “bringing professionalism and queer cheer to the committee and wider UCL LGBTQ+ community”. Anne's achievements are considerable, straddling major success and capacity building for UCL's own network as well as substantial contributions to national networks and community.
Among these she has lead on the creation and developing of LEAG's strategic vision, regularly secured UCL senior leadership engagement, and rolled out the Friends of Out@UCL allies training with UCL departments paying for the training to be delivered in-house - funding investment in community-building activity for UCL's LGBTQ+ community.
Winner: Louisa Ball
Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator, Department of Computer Science
On top of her demanding and busy role at UCL, Louisa also volunteers for the Samaritans and recently organised a conference for volunteers of the crisis-support charity. The conference was host to 180 delegates, with expert speakers various organisations.
This was the fourth year she has been part of the organising team. Louisa manages a team of six volunteers from various branches, coordinates the team, and all operations related to the organisation of the event. The positive impact of the conference is far-reaching.
Through her hard work, the delegates who attended will be better equipped for years to come to support those in need of help.
Winner: Michele Farmer
Digital Accessibility Coordinator, Information Services Division
Michele is a brilliant member of staff whose dedication, kindness and contribution hugely exceeds her job title.
She takes a holistic approach to supporting a great student and staff experience and Michele bends over backwards to help people, always remembering when someone has an issue or something they need. Michele she has developed a safe and welcoming space for students and staff in the SENIT suite and runs lunchtime craft or art activities that help people feel welcome and reduce stress.
She is a phenomenal problem solver and if she can’t help personally, she is excellent at putting you in touch with the right person.