A special Student Engagement award was presented by the University of Bedfordshire’s Dr Joan Bailey MBE, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, on behalf of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis. This was awarded to Radio & Audio graduate Toby Crabb in recognition of his work as a student station manager here at Radio LaB.
Speaking about his win, Toby said: “To receive this award was very unexpected. I am very proud of all the initiatives the whole Radio LaB team has worked on this year. The Lord-Lieutenant highlighted to me our award-winning #CovidConversations campaign, and to be recognised for my involvement in the project is brilliant. To graduate with all my friends I have made from the University and with my family was truly special, especially with studying during the pandemic – it made celebrating all the hard work even more memorable.”
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire added: “I was absolutely delighted to award Toby Crabb with the Lord-Lieutenant’s Community Engagement Award this year. I was inspired to hear about the significant part that Toby played in organising the radio station’s award-winning #CovidConversations campaign. I will always be a strong advocate for young people and I commend Toby for encouraging his peers to take part in the vaccination programme. I would like to thank Toby for being an excellent ambassador and for the impact he has made in the wider community. I wish Toby my sincere congratulations and best wishes for a bright and successful future.”