July 11, 2019, by brzmjb1
Student Volunteer Aymun Khan Wins National award at BUCS Awards 2019
BUCS Student Volunteer of the Year – Aymun Khan
University of Nottingham student, Aymun Khan, has received a national award for his contribution to volunteering at the BUCS Awards 2019 in Bristol.
Aymun, who is in his final year truly is Mr Disability Sport,
In the last year alone – his busiest for academic commitments – Aymun has gone above and beyond in supporting the delivery of inclusive sporting opportunities for students and members of the local community.
He volunteered as our first Disability Sport Champion at the start of the year. Aymun embraced this role and has since provided some further Champions with a whole host of ideas and advice as a team leader. To prepare for the role, he also attended Inclusive Activity Programme and MATP (aimed at people with more severe physical and learning disabilities) training. During the year Aymun also went on to support the delivery of six inclusive sessions to over 30 disabled teenagers at Monty Hind – a local youth club.
To compliment this delivery, Aymun also organised and delivered an inclusive sports day in term two for his peers. Over 50 students (disabled and non-disabled) accessed sports including wheelchair fencing, inclusive tennis, sitting volleyball, climbing and inclusive zone basketball.
Aymun has also been a permanent member of the wheelchair basketball since it’s inception in 2016. His passion for the sport has been invaluable in developing the club, increasing numbers and progressing their competitive side. As a qualified level 2 coach, Aymun has also dedicated time this year to leading up to three sessions per week, catering for all abilities of player. This is combined with also pursuing his passion for playing for the club at Nottingham Varsity (winning for the 3rd year) and University Championship fixtures (finishing 8th in the finals).
His commitment to the sport this year has extended beyond the University to supporting one of the local wheelchair basketball clubs, through coaching their weekly sessions and competing for them in their national league fixtures.
As one of the faces of disability sport, Aymun has also featured in the UoNSport Access and Men’s Health Active videos this year – helping to raise awareness of inclusive opportunities and break down barriers for the University’s 4,362 disabled students.
He has delivered over 200 voluntary hours this final year alone and was awarded the Student Unions outstanding volunteer of the year award evidencing his impact on university sport and more specifically inclusive sport.
Congratulations to Aymun on his achievements and for inspiring so many other students to give up their time to make a difference.