Student Union Oscars 2022


It’s time for the Student Union Oscars!

What does this mean? Well! The Student Union Oscars is a student-led award ceremony where students have the opportunity to nominate members of the university staff who they feel has demonstrate exceptional teaching, research, and support here at Heriot-Watt. For example, do you have an outstanding lecturer? A phenomenal supervisor? A passionate member of safeguarding? Or an incredible lab assistant? The list is endless! If you think they deserve an aware, then this is your opportunity to say thank you!


The Awards…


Our awards this year are…

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 who work exceptionally hard to improve the student experience for you.

Online Teaching Award
This award is for lecturers who create an outstanding online learning and teaching experience for students.

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 award is for an individual of group of staff members that have done the utmost to keep classes engaged, connected, and supported during the difficulties times we’ve observed.


So get nominating!


How do I write a good nomination?


Now, you may be wondering, how do I write a good nomination?

Remember that 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. So, avoid the one-liners, and tell us why YOU feel they deserve it!

A good nomination should 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.

To nominate, fill in the form for the relevant award above.


Nominations close on MONDAY 18th April. 


The winners will be announced at a star-studded award ceremony on (date TBC), and every single staff member nominated will receive a copy of their nominations letting them know that you think they are amazing!