Monday 20th January 2020

Holly Clayton – Littler wins SSS’ first Volunteer of Semester Award

Clayton – Littler, Heriot-Watt’s Sports Union Vice President, has been awarded the inaugural Volunteer of the Semester for her continuous dedication to volunteering within student sport during autumn 2019.

Holly began the semester leading Heriot-Watt’s Sports Union Ambassador programme, overseeing a team of 50 additional volunteers as the group welcomed first year students at several sport tasters sessions held across campus right from the beginning of welcome week.

In addition, Holly continues to play both Gaelic Football and Netball at a 1st team level all while holding committee position for both clubs.

When she was told she had won, Holly explained, “I volunteer for Heriot-Watt Sports Union because I love it! Since I joined the university the Sports Union has had a massive impact on me. Playing sport at university does incredible things and as Heriot-Watt Sports Union has given me so much it’s nice to give a little back”

She has done more than a little – with Holly’s support, the Sports Union  have been able to introduce Microsoft Teams to strengthen internal communication as well implement new systems to raise the profile and visibility on what’s on offer at Heriot-Watt.

Ben Graham, President of the Sports Union at Heriot-Watt, describes Holly as an exceptional leader at the office, on court, and on the pitch even throughout the busiest times of her Accounting and Finance Degree, quoted as saying “the president’s job becomes infinitely easier with the dedication and support of a Vice President like Holly.”

On behalf of the SSStribe, we would like to say congratulations to Holly for all her efforts – keep up the great work!

Volunteer of Semester – winter 2020

Does your institution have a committed student volunteer just like Holly? Why not submit their details for our next Volunteer of the Semester award?

The winning student will receive a £50 Amazon voucher as well as have a profile piece published by Scottish Student Sport.

Nominations are now open and can be submitted by a member of staff or your sabbatical officer via the SSS awards portal found here.

Nominations will close 24th April. 

For more information or if you have any general enquiries, please contact Development and Competitions Assistant, Leah Davidson.