The John Honey Award is one of the most prestigious awards given out by the Students' Association.
The Award is given out in memory of John Honey (1781-1813), a student who bravely rescued five seamen from their wrecked ship during a storm in 1800. Students commemorate his life every year with a torchlit procession down the Pier, known as the Gaudie.
The John Honey Award is given to one student every year who makes an outstanding and exceptional contribution to student wellbeing during their time at St Andrews. Whilst this does not have to necessarily mean saving someone's life, the award will only be given out to a student who makes an extraordinary contribution to student wellbeing.
Anyone can nominate a matriculated student for the John Honey Award. The winner of the award will be decided by the Executive Committee, and announced in Semester 2. The award will appear on the recipient's HEAR transcipt. For more information email Claire, the Director of Wellbeing on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To nominate a student email dowell@ with the students' name, matriculation number, email, and a 350 word statement on why they deserve the award. Deadline for receipt of applications is strictly noon on Friday June 8th.
Nominations for the Helping Hands Medal for Excellence in Supporting Students that can recognise both University of St Andrews students and staff are now open as well and will close on Wendesday 8 April. For more information visit the University website.
Previous Recipients of the John Honey Award
Ross Nutter, Chris Ferrante, James Parkinson
* Awarded for 'selfless service to students of the University of St Andrews'.
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