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Awards won by Futureversity

  • 10th Anniversary Willow Award for Job Ready.
  • Young Partners Award 2010 for London from The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) for outstanding commitment to youth participation and involving young people in all aspects of decision-making.
  • Shortlisted as a finalist in the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2010 in the Brand Development Category.
  • Bank of America's Neighbourhood Builders ® 2009 Award for 'offering courses and programmes to empower young people and promote independent learning, racial intolerance and good community relations'.
  • Croydon Champion's Award  for Team of the Year 2009 (Croydon Summer Uni's Youth Advisory Team) for the group's involvement in tackling the negative image of young people in the media through hosting a successful event Media vs Young Success on 28 March 2009 at Tiger Tiger in Croydon.
  • National Lottery Good Causes Award 2009 for Best Education Project.
  • 'Highly Commended for Access to Goods & Services for Disadvantaged Communities' in the City of London Corporation’s Sustainable City Awards 2008.
  • Quality in Support (QiSS) recognition in 2005 as an 'advanced' centre for Out of School Hours Learning, the first Summer Uni and only one of 12 organisations in the country at the time to enter for this kite mark and succeed.
  • We attained Investors in People status in 2005.
  • One of five winners of the Marks & Spencer British Community Safety Award, run in conjunction with Crime Concern in 2003, from over 270 entrants and a shortlist of 30. The Metropolitan Police provided crime figures for this award confirming that between 1995 and 2003, THSU contributed to reducing juvenile nuisance by 17%, drug offences by 25% and an overall reduction in youth crime by 8% over the summer holiday period, even though Tower Hamlets has the fastest growing teenage population in Britain.

Awards won by adult volunteers

  • Futureversity volunteers from Barclay's Capital win Team Achievement of the Year, UK in the Barclays Chairman's Award 2011.

Awards for Futureversity projects

  • Trapped, a film made during www! 2010, won 2nd place in the Age Category: 15-18 at the Flipside Film Festival.
  • 'Hear Me Out', a film created by Tower Hamlets Summer University's Reel Change  project, won the Best Documentary Film category at the 2008 Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition, part of the Cinemagic Film Festival in Belfast!
  • 'Put It Down', a short documentary about knife crime made by winners of Tower Hamlets Summer University's www! (What We Want!) grants programme, won a 2008 BT Seen and Heard Award.
  • Nang! magazine won four accolades in less than 12 months, receiving a Philip Lawrence Award in December 2006, a BT Seen and Heard Award in October 2007 and a TalkTalk Innovation in the Community Award and the prestigious The Guardian Student Magazine of the Year Award in November 2007.
  • We won a Wavemakers Award for our anti-racism and human rights project 'Unboxed' in 2005.
  • Eight short films made by young people attending THSU summer courses reached the second round of the Guy Ritchie Film Making Competition with three getting through to the final and all coming in as joint winners in 2004.
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