Steven named top volunteer

An Arbroath student has been awarded a prestigious accolade for his commitment to establishing a student-led support service.

Steven Mills (27), a student in Law and Management at Robert Gordon University was presented with the ‘Volunteer Of The Year’ award at the national Nightline Association Spring Conference in Durham earlier this month.

Recently re-elected as RGU’s Student President for Education and Welfare he has worked tirelessly to develop RGU: Nightline, establishing facilities, recruiting student volunteers and also managing the service.

Steven said: “I am absolutely honoured to receive the Nightline Association’s Volunteer of the Year Award and would like to thank everyone who has selflessly given up their time to help me establish the RGU: Nightline which has been really successful.

“It is one of my biggest achievements and is something which I am immensely proud of and so for my efforts to be recognised in such a prestigious way is truly amazing.”

Michele Collie, general manager of RGU’s Students’ Union which supports RGU: Nightline, added: “We are delighted that Steven’s exceptional dedication, commitment and success in establishing a Nightline here at RGU has been recognised in such a prestigious way.

“Steven goes above and beyond in supporting his peers and has selflessly given up thousands of hours of his time to improve the wellbeing of students across RGU.

“We are all extremely proud of Steven who was chosen as Volunteer of the Year over hundreds of Nightline volunteers from across the UK for his outstanding efforts in creating and running the RGU: Nightline, which is one of the most successful student Nightlines set ups in years.”