Student Experience Awards

Our Student Experience Awards celebrate the achievements made by our individual reps such as Part-Time Officers, Academic Reps, Student Voice Members; as well as students who have been involved in campaigns and causes, or students who have been involved in diverse or inclusive events or initiatives, as well as issue-based student campaigners or lobbyists who have made an impact on campus or in the local community, in the Union, the University or further afield.

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Student Experience Awards

Nominations for the Student Experience Awards 2019/20 are now open! Descriptions for each of the awards can be found below.

Academic

This award will recognise a student who has gone above and beyond to develop an event, scheme, campaign or otherwise that has enhanced the student academic experience.

This award will recognise an Academic Rep who has introduced a new and/or different way of representing their students. An innovative Rep might have come up with a unique solution to a problem or implemented an exciting new idea to increase student engagement across their course or school.

This award will recognise an Academic Rep who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to representing students over a prolonged period of time. This student has continuously and consistently worked to improve the student experience. They have volunteered countless hours to help benefit others, working closely with RUSU to better the quality of teaching and learning at UoR.

Volunteering & Fundraising

This award will recognise an individual that has gone above and beyond to fundraise for charity throughout the year.

This award will celebrate an individual that has gone above and beyond in their volunteer role. This student consistently dedicates their time to volunteering, having a positive impact on all they do.

This award will recognise an exceptional event that clearly demonstrated commitment and dedication to organise whilst raising money for charity.

This award will recognise a project that showed great dedication to their charity.

This award will recognise a project that has gone above and beyond to include students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

This award will recognise a project that has clearly shown signs of improvement and development throughout the year.

This award will recognise a project that has positively impacted the local Reading community, through outreach and/or engagement.

Diversity & Inclusion

This award will be given to a student group or individual student for their efforts in organising an event that focuses on striving for equality and/or celebrates diversity and inclusion.

This award will be given to a student for their campaign work related to creating an inclusive and liberating environment.

This award will be given where a student group, or individual student has shown initiative and drive to diversify an aspect of student life where not previously done before.

JCR & Welfare

This award will recognise a JCR committee that has had an exceptional impact towards improving the student experience. This committee will have devoted their time towards creating an inclusive and enjoyable space in halls for students to become part of a community, by running events and initiatives for all. Consider improvement

This award will recognise an individual who has shown commitment and dedication to their role in the JCR and gone above and beyond to engage with the residents to improve the student experience in hall.

This award will recognise a welfare campaign that has clearly demonstrated an understanding of the welfare issues in hall in addition to showing commitment and dedication to spreading a positive message within the hall community to enhance the welfare of students.

This award will recognise an individual who has made a consistent contribution to maintaining a positive environment on campus, either by providing continued support to friends, promoting positive mental health initiatives, or giving up their time to support welfare events and initiatives.

Democracy & Sustainability

This award will recognise an individual who has shown commitment and dedication to their role as Student Voice Member, communicating with RUSU staff and students on matters relating to Student Voice, fully participating in meetings and has gone above and beyond to engage with democratic functions within the Union.

This award will recognise a student-led sustainability initiative with a positive effect on the student experience. The initiative may have been a campaign or event that was educational, fun, and ethically sound.

This award will recognise a student who has made an outstanding impact towards improving the student experience. This student will have devoted their time towards making an important or significant change which has enhanced student’s daily experiences at University of Reading.