Tokunbo Durosinmi shares how she felt to win Volunteering Honours at the SU Awards 2019.
I would to start by saying a big thank you once again, to everyone that is responsible in making this happen.
Especially, our Principal David Secton, ARU Students Union, Employability Team, my cool lecturers , staff and students.
I feel elated and honoured to be recognised and rewarded on behalf of ARUL Women Excel Network. It is the collective efforts of everyone known as a ‘Whole School Approach’, that has consolidated my little efforts.
This has had a tremendous impact on my life. I have been volunteering for over twenty years in various capacities both locally, nationally and internationally. From being a scholar governor for over 12 years, assisting during the 2012 Olympics and representing different communities as a director on strategic partnership boards. Facilitating and providing advocacy support to vulnerable people.
The fact that this award is coming from a University that is recognised across the globe as an award winning university, gives me more pride and inspiration to do more for the University; that practices what it preaches- ‘ being a professional.’
Many more people are following me on social media and this is good for my profile as a Barrister in the making .
I would encourage anyone hoping to become more involved with the ARU Students Union to go for it now.
“Opportunities are created and may not be there all the time.”
The ARU Students Union have a team of experts and dedicated volunteers and student representatives that will ensure you get all the support needed.
A place to transfer the skills learnt or developed from attending the ‘Employability Scheme and lectures’
A platform that brings out the ‘STAR’ in you.
Thank you once again, and I leave you with one of my own personal quotes .
“Yesterday told today, keep volunteering because tomorrow will create better opportunities for a brighter future.”
I am now currently volunteering at a Law Firm , which I started two days after my exams on the 15 May 2019.
I was appointed in April 2019, as a Trustee for three years with my local CVS board of directors an organisation that mentors charities and nonprofit organisations.
It can only get better being a student at Anglia Ruskin University London.
Read how it felt to win a Rep Honors Award here.