Third year student Nicola Cook was 'highly commended' in Lancaster University's Student Employee of the Year awards, as part of the National Student Employee of the Year award.
Nicola received her certificate from Sir Chris Bonington at the annual Lancaster Excellence Dinner. The event, which was held on the 13th June at Lancaster House Hotel, is a celebration of the success of students who have earned their Lancaster Award.
The Student Employee of the Year awards recognise and promote the outstanding achievement of students who effectively combine part time work with their study commitments. Nicola was nominated for the Above and Beyond category for students who have made a huge impact going above and beyond on a regular basis.
Nicola has worked as a Student Ambassador for the Psychology department at Lancaster University for the past two years. She has played a key role in events such as Applicant Visit Days and worked with local schools. As well as demonstrating strong communication skills, flexibility and initiative, she has juggled her ambassador role successfully alongside her studies.
Dr Calum Hartley, who runs the Psychology Employability Programme said: "Nicola is an extraordinarily conscientious, enthusiastic, and reliable individual. She takes every opportunity to contribute to the Psychology Department and represents Lancaster University with passion and professionalism as a student ambassador. In this role, she has demonstrated strong leadership skills, effective communication with both parents and prospective students, flexibility when solving problems, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Whenever the Department asks students to get involved with something, we can virtually guarantee that Nicola will be the first to get in touch. Congratulation, Nicola!"