About the Frotscher Medal for Helping Hands
The Helping Hands Medal was established in 2010 by the family of two St Andrews’ students, in recognition of the support their sons received at a time of personal difficulty while studying here. The purpose of the medal is to recognise and promote outstanding help, care and support given to a student. Both students and staff of the University of St Andrews can be nominated for the award.
The medal was designed by the family, with the hands representing the common symbol for help and support around the world and the red and white ribbons the colours of the family’s German home town – Halle and der Saale.
A nomination form and further details about the process can be found here. Nominations for the 2015 Prize are due by Wednesday 8 April 2015.
Professor Sharon Ashbrook from the School of Chemistry was awarded the 2014 Frotscher Medal for Helping Hands. Presenting the medal at the ceremony, Dr Chris Lusk (Director of Student Services) highlighted how such outstanding support and encouragement can help make a considerable difference for students. It is hoped that the recognition of Professor Ashbrook’s contribution will serve to encourage many more exceptional acts of care and support within the University community.