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Vice-Chancellor's Social Impact Award for Lincoln's Jacob Kelly (2018)

13 Aug 2021

We are proud to announce that Lincoln’s Jacob Kelly (2018, PPE) has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award 2021. The annual awards are made to Oxford students who show exceptional achievement and commitment to positive social change. In Jacob’s case, this was in recognition of the Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative he established in March 2020 as a way of providing support to school students in lockdown. The scheme encouraged university students to volunteer their time and expertise to provide free tutoring to children in need. A number of Lincoln students joined Jacob by volunteering as mentors and the scheme quickly took off; by the end of the first week, 2,000 mentors had already signed up! In total, the Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative provided over 50,000 hours of free tutoring over the course of the year. Jacob has also been awarded a Prime Minister’s Points of Light award which recognises outstanding UK volunteers (pictured, outside 10 Downing Street).

More information about Jacob’s amazing work with the Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative will appear in the next issue of Imprint magazine (September 2021).

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