Staff Awards Categories
These awards are primarily for non-teaching members of staff that
enhance teaching, learning and the student experience through
inspiring and supportive means. Previous winners have been described
as innovative, conscientious and those that continually go out of
their way to help.
Academic Tutor Excellence Award
For exceptionally supportive and approachable Academic Tutors who show
commitment to students; ensuring excellent academic support and
2020/21 Winner: Dr. Mara Oliva
The most inspiring, uplifting, and positive influence. She has
always been on hand for support and guidance, and has helped lift
some of the burdens of this year by taking on challenges to ensure
our needs were met.
Support Staff Excellence Award
For outstanding contributions of non-teaching staff (such as
administration, or technical support staff) that ensure your
University experience runs as smoothly as possible. These staff
members may be the people who help you in the labs, answer your admin
queries from first to final year and work behind the scenes to support
students on a daily basis.
2020/21 Winner: Chris Bonham
He was extremely supportive for all Erasmus students. He immediately
reached out to me and offered his support. He also connected me to
mental health and well-being services. He’s just an incredibly kind
and thoughtful staff member!
Diverse And Inclusive Teaching Excellence Award
For teaching staff that design and deliver an engaging and diverse
curriculum, accessible for all students and learning styles. They
encourage students to be proactive, challenge and consider different
experiences and perspectives.
2020/21 Winner: Marc Jacobs
He’s started a BAME project, setting up student mentors to support
BAME Year 1 students in their studies and with anything they need.
He is always there to chat and support you and is very aware of
different needs and, even if he is not your tutor, will make time