Medal awarded to psychology student

The University of Sheffield Chancellor's Medal has been awarded to a psychology student. Roscoe Hastings was presented with the accolade for his efforts to improve the lives of fellow university goers, which he achieved thanks to his role as Departmental Councillor, as well as other committee and society chair positions.

Mr Hastings has played a pivotal role in helping to shape the learning institute's Department of Psychology's five-year plan, while also representing scholars in student-staff forums and campaigning to prevent libraries around the country from being forced to close.

The 21-year-old said he was honoured to be recognised in this way, adding: "I have really enjoyed my time at the University and I couldn't have done it without my supportive friends and the fantastic Students' Union."

His other achievements include the Students' Union Welfare Committee being shortlisted for Best Working Committee under his leadership, while he is also the President of an alcohol-free social group named the Lemon Fresh society.