Student Union Oscars 2021

Do you have an outstanding lecturer? A phenomenal supervisor? An amazing member of safeguarding or ResLife? A superb office administrator? An incredible PhD teaching assistant? It’s more important than ever to recognise the staff who have helped you through this year like no other.  

Nominate them for a Student Union Oscar! 

The Student Union Oscars provide all students with the ability to reward and recognise members of University staff who have demonstrated exceptional teaching, research and support and put a spotlight on the amazing work they do. 

The Awards…

Most Supportive Staff Member – This award is for any member of staff who goes above and beyond the requirements of their role to help you progress as a student.

Innovation in Teaching and Assessment – This award is for staff who use creative methods to deliver an exciting and different learning experience for you.

Outstanding Support Staff – This award is for non-teaching staff and PhD teaching assistants who work exceptionally hard to improve the student experience for you.

Best Supervisor Award (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) – These awards are for supervisors who have excelled at guiding you through your academic journey, providing you with support, advice and direction.

Student Voice Award – This award is for an individual or group of staff members who actively seek and use student feedback to make the student experience the best it can be.

Community Spirit Award – This special award for 2021 recognises an individual or groups of staff members that have done the utmost to keep classes engaged, connected and supported during this unprecedented year.  

How do I write a good nomination?

The only information the judging panel will see and base their decisions on is the nominations you submit and how well they match the criteria for the category you are nominating them in. You can find the criteria for each award at the top of each nomination form.

Three members of staff can be shortlisted for each award, and there can be only one winner! Therefore, we are looking for nominations that provide clear examples which demonstrate why the person you have nominated has fulfilled the criteria and deserves to win the award. Be sure to carefully read the criteria, and submit your nomination for the category where the examples are most appropriate.

Nominations close on Sunday 11th April. 

The winners will be announced at a special 'at-home' edition of our award ceremony on the 14th May, and every single staff member nominated will receive an anonymised copy of their nominations letting them know that you think they are amazing!