The Service and Leadership Award was launched in September 2008 and is closely linked to the work of the University’s overseas educational activity, Global Hope. The award builds upon over 25 years of engaging staff and students as volunteers with Hope’s community partners, both local and overseas.
The award is an extra-curricular programme and has been designed to recognize the value of service work and provides students with appropriate preparatory, reflective and leadership training. The Service and Leadership Award promotes global citizenship and is a way of engaging students with issues of social justice. It is a direct enhancement to a degree and is suitable for students who want to make a difference to society.
The Liverpool Hope Service and Leadership Award is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and the equipping of students for a career in a rapidly changing world. It is a direct enhancement to a degree, i.e. something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. It is for those who particularly want to make a difference in this world, to be involved in the development of a moral and ethical society and to gain an understanding of social justice.
The award runs alongside student’s degree and gives recognition of service work they have performed. The award is structured with carefully with leadership training, preparation for their service work and reflection on their experiences as compulsory elements. The main part of the award is the service itself. Students undertake a wide variety of service work, within the University, in the local community, serving Northwest region or national organisations and in some cases on our range of international ‘Global Hope’ projects.