Celebrate your colleagues with the SU Academic Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the Students’ Union Academic Awards 2018. Do you know a colleague who deserves to be recognised?

The awards celebrate staff and students from across our University who make an exceptional contribution to student experience. From inspirational teachers to outstanding student support staff, the SU is looking for colleagues who make a real difference to our community. 

This year, the awards will focus on our academic communities, celebrating the members of our University who work to enhance academic collaboration and bring staff and students together.

A panel of students and experts will put together a shortlist of nominees who will be invited to attend a celebratory Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

Find out more and submit your nominations.

Nominations close at midday on Monday 19 March. Staff and students can be recognised in 16 diverse categories: 

Learning & Teaching

  • Outstanding Feedback: 

A staff member who consistently provides constructive, detailed and timely feedback enabling improvements on your work.

  • Best Postgraduate Student who Teaches

A postgraduate student who provides outstanding teaching alongside their PhD.

  • Innovation in Academic Skills Development (Sponsored by 301)

A student or staff member who has actively facilitated academic skills development, embedded academic skills development within the curriculum or taken innovative steps to improve skills development.

  • Best Postgraduate Supervisor

A staff member who provides exceptional support for postgraduate students, in both their academic and personal life.

Welfare & Support

  • Most Supportive Non-Academic Staff Member (Sponsored by Student Support Services)

A non-academic staff member whose work has actively supported students through their university journey, for their wellbeing or academic studies.

  • Best Personal Tutor

A staff member who uses a holistic approach to supporting their students in their academic and personal life, encouraging students to succeed and providing sound advice.

  • Best Academic Mentor

A student who provides outstanding support to their mentees, by being approachable and providing informed advice, enabling new students to integrate into university life.

  • Student Futures Award (Sponsored by Careers)

A staff member who goes beyond their role to create opportunities for students to develop or reflect on academic or extra-curricular experiences or who motivates and develops other staff to support students futures.

  • Outstanding Group Contribution to student wellbeing

A group or society who, through events or campaigns has enhanced student well-being at the University.

Representation & Activism

  • Best Academic Representative

A course/department/faculty academic representative who excels in representing their cohort by seeking the views of their peers and attending and contributing to student staff committee meetings to improve the academic lives of the students they represent.

  • Best Academic Representative Team

A team of course, department or faculty academic representatives who work together to improve the lives of the students they represent.

  • Best Student Led Academic Event or Activity

A student led event or activity that successfully engaged students in current educational issues.

  • Equality and Liberation

A student or staff member who has done exceptional work to 'liberate' academic life, be it diversifying the curriculum, promoting accessibility, or combatting discrimination.

Outstanding Teaching, Student Contribution and Communities 

  • Academic Communities

A group or department which proactively fosters an academic community, involving staff and students as equals.

  • Outstanding Teaching

A staff member who excels in teaching through providing engaging, innovative and informed lectures, tutorials, seminars etc.

  • Outstanding Student Contribution

A student who goes above and beyond for their fellow students to improve their education.