Volunteer of the Year

Paige Ramsden
Year Rep, PPS: Poynting Physical Society and Publicity Officer, WISE: Women in Science and Engineering Society


Paige Ramsden is a tour-de-force in every task she puts her mind to, with her work across multiple societies truly setting her apart and proving her dedication and commitment. A huge advocate for increased diversity in STEM, Paige’s position as Publicity Officer for WISE allowed her to increase the society’s presence, a feat she continues to strive for as their newly elected Chair. In the autumn, Paige organised the WISE Inspire! Event, which celebrated successes of women in STEM and allowed for communication centred around inclusivity in a positive setting. When WISE recruited another school for their Girls in STEM outreach programme she stepped up to become their main contact, providing weekly email updates so the school knew exactly what to expect from the upcoming workshops. As a tutor herself, she was also a constant contact for everyone volunteering. With PPS, she put a huge amount of work in, particularly as a volunteer for the National Student Space Conference. She always looks to help others and when she noticed an excess of food she contacted a homeless charity and donated the food to those in great need. Her work during the Conference was very impressive and integral to her successful campaign to be elected to the UKSEDS Executive Committee. She aims to use this position to advocate for inclusivity and champion outreach and diversity. Paige is an inspiring student and great role model for women in STEM, as evidenced by her efforts and achievements within the roles she has undertaken.

Paige says

“I'm so proud of both of the committees I've been part of this year and of the entire EPS Community. I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to work with both societies, meet friends for life and make a difference both on and off campus. Winning this award is a huge honour and one that will push me further in my work with WISE next year!”