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Student Rep Awards
Nominations are now closed for the Student Rep Awards! If you have been nominated you will be contacted prior to the event (keep checking your emails).
We have 13 different categories which cover all the different representation roles, plus there are awards for Campaign of the Year and SSC of the Year.
If you are nominated or for an award then we would like to invite you to the Student Rep Awards ceremony on the 13 May 2019. You can register below.
Hall Rep of the Year
The Hall Rep of the Year will have shown a real commitment to the role and impacted positively on your time in halls. They may have been active in gathering student views, taken these views to the Hall Exec meetings and created solutions to the issues raised. They may have also given effective feedback to the students in your halls and promoted any changes or achievements.
Community Rep of the Year
The Community Rep of the Year is someone who has shown an outstanding commitment to representing students in your local area and who has made a positive difference to the community. They may have they ensured that the student voice is heard, solved an issue, or generally improved the student experience in the area.
Staff Facilitator of the Year
This member of staff will have helped facilitate strong student representation in their school or academic unit, enabling the student voice to play a key role in its decision making. They will have helped provide excellent support to their Student-Staff Committee(s) and student representation in general and ensured practical arrangements and resources are in place to support and promote the work of the committees.
Course Rep UG of the Year
This award will be given to an undergraduate Course Rep whose work has secured demonstrable change on their programme during the course of this academic year. The winner will have actively sought student input on how to enhance key areas of their degree programme, such as the content, teaching and learning resources. They will have used this information to make a positive contribution to Student-Staff Committee meetings, ensuring that the views of their cohort are listened to and acted upon by staff.
Course Rep PG of the Year
The recipient of this award will be an exceptional Postgraduate (Taught or Research) Course Rep. Recognising the unique challenges posed by postgraduate study, they will have worked closely with their cohort and staff to bring about positive, student-led change in a timely fashion that will benefit current and future students alike.
Student Secretary of the Year
The recipient of this award will be a Student Secretary who has excelled in all aspects of the role. They will have ensured that all relevant information has been circulated to committee members in a timely fashion, as well as supporting the Chair wherever necessary. In so doing, they will have enabled their Student-Staff Committee to run smoothly and created a positive atmosphere in which to achieve change.
Student Chair of the Year
This award will be given to a Student Chair who has demonstrated outstanding leadership of their Student-Staff Committee. Working closely with their Committee’s Secretary and Staff Facilitator, they will have nurtured a positive environment at meetings that has enabled students and staff to work together to develop positive solutions and create change.
School Rep UG of the Year
This School Rep will have made an outstanding contribution to the student voice in their school. Always acting in the best interests of those they represent and playing an active role on the various University and Students’ Union committees they attend, the winner will have facilitated demonstrable student-led change at school or faculty level that has enhanced the academic experience of those they represent.
School Rep PG of the Year
This award recognises the unique challenges faced by Postgraduate (Taught or Research) School Reps. The School Rep will have played an active role in their school and faculty, working closely with students, staff and the Students’ Union to secure change that has had a tangible, positive impact on the academic experience of postgraduate students. These changes may include (but are not limited to) improving the provision of academic resources, contributing to the enhancement of facilities, or improving the support provided for postgraduate students.
Student-Staff Committee of the Year
This award will be given to a Student-Staff Committee that has consistently demonstrated exemplary practice during the course of the academic year. Nurturing productive working relationships between students and staff, the Committee will have worked together to facilitate tangible, positive changes that have enhanced the academic experience.
Campaign of the Year
This award recognises the students who led the campaign which you believe had the most impact this year. The impact of student-led campaigns is far reaching and we would love to know how your favourite campaign improved your University experience; it may have increased your knowledge and understanding, encouraged you to join a support network or inspired you to campaign yourself. Please nominate your favourite campaign and help us in thanking the efforts of students giving up their time to help support others.
The Daniel Wood* PTO of the Year Award
At NUSU we have nine Part-time Officers (PTOs): students elected to either represent a liberation group or get involved in the running of the Students’ Union. We are looking to recognise the PTO who has performed their role to the highest standard or who has created the greatest impact through their work during the year. This may include running effective meetings, creating change for the group they represent, or running inspirational campaigns.
*Description of why Daniel Wood Award
The ‘PTO of the Year Award’ has been renamed in honour of Daniel Wood (1995-2017).
As a History and Archaeology undergraduate at Newcastle, Daniel campaigned tirelessly for students with disabilities, both on campus, and as part of the wider student movement. As co-Part Time Officer for Students with Disabilities 2016/17, Daniel played a crucial role in facilitating a number of positive changes to improve University accessibility for current and future students. Daniel was also the co-founder and inaugural President of the Disability and Neurodiversity Society (DaNSoc), which provides support and representation for students with disabilities or who are neurodiverse. Daniel was an inspiration to those who worked with him, and it is hoped that this award will continue to honour his memory and legacy.