UNIVERSITY of Brighton students have been praised for their volunteer work in the community by the Brighton and Hove mayor Mo Marsh.

The young people and the university’s Active student volunteering service team were invited to the mayor’s parlour as part of National Volunteers Week.

Lisa Hinkins, who studies history of art and design, has volunteered for Photoworks and more recently visual arts organisation Fabrica.

She said: “Volunteering has nurtured my love of learning, allowed me to be creative and boosted my confidence. I have met and made friends with students from other university courses and people from many other different backgrounds.

“Volunteering has greatly enriched my life.”