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 guidance.
2021/22 Winner: Dr. Emmanuel Essah
Emmanuel has been very supportive as my tutor. Regular catch-up sessions have been really helpful to discuss past and current work, and future plans, particularly around dissertations for next year and the advice he provided me. He helped provide context to my studies and keep a positive mindset despite the course’s difficulty.
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.
2021/22 Winner: Emily Salandy
Emily has been the most incredible welfare officer. When I was going through a really difficult time she was there for me 24/7, offering me exactly what I needed. She’s shown an incredible amount of kindness and a pure love for what she does. I don’t have enough words to convey my gratitude. She’s more than a staff member to me, she is a friend.
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.
2021/22 Winner: Eur Ing Prof. Simon Sherratt
As a disabled student who has needed to study remotely, Simon has been extremely accommodating in finding ways for me to still participate in lectures & practicals when I have been the only person unable to attend in person teaching. He has frequently checked in with me to ensure that I feel happy & confident, & has been invaluable as my supervisor
Excellence Award for Best Staff-Led Sustainability Initiative
This award recognises a staff-led sustainability initiative with a positive effect on the university experience. Initiatives can include ethically-sound events and campaigns that were educational and fun.