Sheffield Hallam prison volunteer to get top award

A Sheffield Hallam student who has spent time in prison is in line for a top honour next week at a prestigious annual awards ceremony...

Charlotte Beevor, a third year criminology and sociology student, is to receive a Hallam Platinum Award for her volunteering work.

Charlotte worked as a volunteer in a prison shop, became a student representative and also became a mentor for Catch 22, a group which helps people turn their lives around.

The awards ceremony –at Hallam’s Hubs students’ union building on Friday evening – seeks to recognise students who have developed skills through extra-curricular activities which will make them more employable.

Charlotte said: “I decided to get involved with the Students’ Union to develop my skills and take part in activities that would help me become more employable.

“The results have been hugely beneficial.

“I feel it has all put me in good stead when applying for graduate jobs.

“It was definitely worth it and I am looking forward to to receiving my award at the event.”