Student Representation Awards

Our Student Representation 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.

Student Experience Awards

Nominations for the Student Representation Awards 2019/20 will open in Spring 2020.

Democracy Awards

Student Voice Member of the Year
2018/19 Winner: Somisola Soyombo

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.

Academic Representation Awards

Award for Best Student-led Initiative to Enhance the Student Academic Experience
2018/19 Winner: Rebecca Bradley

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.

Award for Innovation in Academic Representation
2018/19 Winner: James Harvey

This award will recognise an Academic Rep who has introduced a new and 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.

Award for Outstanding Impact on the Student Learning Experience
2018/19 Winner: Rhiannon Snook

This award will recognise a student who has made an outstanding impact towards improving the student learning 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.

Award for Long Term Commitment to Academic Representation
2018/19 Winner: James Day

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.

Diversity Awards

Award for Best Student-Led Event promoting Equality, Diversity or Inclusion
2018/19 Winner: RUCU

This 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.

Award for Outstanding Campaign to Develop Inclusivity on Campus
2018/19 Winner: Sport in Mind

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

Award for Pioneering Diversity
2018/19 Winner: Abi Ravichanthiran

This 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.

Award for Long Term Commitment to Diversity
2018/19 Winner: Siddiqa Yusuf

This will be given to a student who has repeatedly shown their involvement and commitment to diversity initiatives either through being a part of various societies and having taken up rep roles or in terms of their engagement with RUSU initiatives around diversity.