Congratulations to the Academic Awards winners

Academic AwardsIt's award season at Sheffield Students' Union and on Thursday 21 May, it was time to recognise and reward the outstanding contributions made to learning, teaching and campaigning. 

Staff, students and societies across the University were nominated in fifteen different categories, including Best Departmental Society and Best Academic Event, as well as awards recognising individual excellence. 

The first winner of the evening was the Information School, who took home the award for Best Student Staff Committee, with Best Postgraduate Supervisor going to Ruth Herbert from Human Communication Sciences. The award for Best Feedback went to Dominic McHugh from the Department of Music, whilst the Employability Award went to Law students Damian Gonzales Salzberg & Brid Ni Ghrainne. 

The award for Best Postgraduate Teacher went to Joanna Kremer from Germanic Studies and the award for Best Non-Academic Staff Member went to Iain Orr from CiCS. Archeology student Otis Gilbert took home the award for Best Students' Union Councillor, with Isaac Eloi from the School of Law being named as the Best Student Campaigner. CIVSOC won the award for Best Departmental Society. 

The USE Enterprise Award went to Elena Rodriguez-Falcon from Mechanical Engineering, whilst Ellen Marshall form the 301 Skills and Development Centre took home the award for Innovation in Academic Skills. Albert Varela from the Department of Sociological Studies won the Best Personal Tutor Award, and the award for Excellence in Teaching went to Garrett Wallace Brown from the Politics Department. 

The award for Best Educational Event went to the Animal and Plant Sciences Christmas Lecture 2014 - "Animal Academy" lead by Nicola Hemmings, with the final award of the evening, Best Academic Representative, being won by Beci Wilcock from the Medical School. 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you for making academic life at the University of Sheffield so fantastic. 

To find out more about the academic awards, visit the Students' Union website

(Photography on shef.ac.uk/students by Kunal Chopra).