UCLan student helps bring back Young Citizen of the Year Award
First year event student helps organise first in-person Young Citizen Award ceremony since pandemic
An event management student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is helping a prestigious regional ceremony return to a physical event for the first time since the pandemic.
First year student Delilah Page is working with the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) to plan and manage the prestigious High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Award, which is sponsored by the UCLan.
The Awards celebrates young people from the county who have done something selfless to help their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation. It is the first time the annual event has be held in person since 2019 due to coronavirus restrictions and more than 100 people are expected to attend Lancashire Constabulary Police Headquarters on the 23 March.
"Doing a live event in the first year really throws you in the deep end and makes you realise you’re capable of so much more than you think."— First year event management student Delilah Page
Through the student led EntrEvents, an event management service run by UCLan students on behalf of external clients, Delilah has helped the LANPAC team to organise the event and will oversee its running on the evening.
The 19-year-old said: “It feels really amazing to go through this process in detail and with responsibility. Doing a live event in the first year really throws you in the deep end and makes you realise you’re capable of so much more than you think.”
LANPAC manager Al Yusuf has worked closely with Delilah for the last few months. He said: “The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Awards ceremony is a prestigious event and it has been a privilege for LANPAC to work closely with EntrEvents at UCLan.
“To organise a large live event of this nature is not an easy task and the support received from EntrEvents has been really helpful. They have shown dedication, commitment and professionalism from the start and fulfilled the tasks successfully from organising meetings, preparing a comprehensive event proposal, contract, research of items and regular contact with the LANPAC team.
“EntrEvents at UCLan has done a fabulous job in organising the awards ceremony and it’s been a pleasure to work with them. Delilah was very helpful and we are grateful for her support.”
"EntrEvents at UCLan has done a fabulous job in organising the awards ceremony and it’s been a pleasure to work with them"— Lancashire Partnership Against Crime manager Al Yusuf
EntrEvents facilitator and associate lecturer Becki Cross said: “EntrEvents prepares students for their future careers by bringing learning to life and allowing them to work with real clients on a variety of projects.
“Delilah has taken this challenge in her stride and it’s fantastic to see how her skills have developed.”
It is the second year in a row that a UCLan student has helped to run the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Award after UCLan student Jennifer McGrath helped to create an online virtual awards experience in 2021.
The winners will be announced on the 23 March.