News (2017)

UEL Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award

Shahina Sultana was recently awarded a UEL Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award. She is a UEL graduate in Law and has been volunteering at the Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF). HKF is based at UEL’s Stratford campus; the Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students. Shahina has been supporting HKF with general admin and also played an important role in helping organise their awards ceremony. She also gets regular progress reports from students who are receiving support from the foundation. Shahina is positive about the way the role

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Celebration at the House of Lords

The success of over 69 students who have been supported by the Helena Kennedy Foundation to overcome a variety of obstacles was celebrated at the House of Lords on Tuesday 21st March 2017.   The House of Lords celebration brought together students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have progressed from FE colleges from as far afield as Wales and up into higher education. The event was supported by City and Guilds. Each student selected by the Helena Kennedy Foundation received a bursary of £1500 to help cover the costs of university study, as well as on-going guidance and training from the Foundation. 

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