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Congratulations to Ruby

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Congratulations to Ruby Bhatti for her OBE for services to young people and housing.

Ruby has been supporting the University since early 2007 and has been a member of the Service Users and Carers Group at the Faculty of Health Studies for several years. Within the group, Ruby sits on the Service User Advisory Board, advising on strategy and policy for Service User and Carer Involvement within the Faculty and increasingly within the wider University. She is also co-chair of the Service User Research group and supports various research bids.

Ruby provides the Faculty with a wealth of expertise and knowledge gained through her broad portfolio of involvement. She brings her knowledge of policy and practice outside the University to inform not only the work of the Service User and Carer Group, but also the governance arrangements of the Faculty.

Ruby said: “I feel really honoured and privileged to receive this recognition. The honour is also an extremely humbling one which I dedicate to my late parents who brought me up to always try and help others. I also would not be where I am without the support of my husband and daughter.

“I am completely overwhelmed but also very fortunate to work with so many amazing people at the University who with me have made a real difference to the lives of students.  I hope this honour will inspire others to give back something to their communities and to the local University”

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