|Entrant Club(s):||Lads Without Labels|
|Entry completed by:||Julia Beker|
|Category Selection||Reminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021|
|Which category is this nomination for?||Individual Contribution Recognition Awards|
|Name of Individual:||Samuel Watkins|
|Please list all roles held in UC clubs:|
In 2021, Sam has held the president role of Lads Without Labels, as well as being the events coordinator for UCASS. He championed initiatives that encouraged the conversation of mental health and normalised its prevalence in the community. This included 'The Artist Collective', 'Cocktails for Change', 'Project 72', and 'Ugly Boy's Running Club'.
|How have their gone above and beyond for clubs here at UC?|
Through the course of the year, Sam has put forth events and initiatives that saw real and tangible change in the UC community, bringing together students, industry, and staff from all corners of the University, and through collaboration with other clubs. His passion was unwavering and infectious, as he lead and encouraged not only his executive team, but all those around him, to share his vision with conviction and empathy. I feel privileged to have witnessed first-hand the hours of selflessness that Sam has put into the clubs scene, of which the effects will be long-lasting at UC.