Impact Awards
 
 
 

The Impact Awards celebrate inspiring work at the University of Edinburgh in Student Representation, Global experiences, and Peer Learning and Support. The Impact Awards are a chance to celebrate exceptional students who make a positive impact on the University and on their fellow students through running projects or events, or undertaking specific roles.

 

This year we have 11 categories, see below for information on each category and to nominate.

 

Perhaps your Peer-Assisted Learning scheme has helped you excel in you studies or has your Class Rep gone above and beyond to ensure that your academic experience is the best it can be? Or maybe your Edinburgh Buddy went the extra mile to help you settle in.

 

Any student or staff member can nominate students in any category, multiple nominations will be accepted. For full eligibility for each award see here.

 

Your details will be kept anonymous. Nomination comments may be quoted. Click here to see last year's inspiring winners and runners up! 

 

Nominations close on 1 March 2017!

 


Recognising a staff-student team or pair that have worked closely and effectively to further change within their School, student group, community or project. Think student experience dream team!

 

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This award is for an individual who has shown exceptional leadership skills within the university community, contributing to a positive experience of those around them. Perhaps your nominee created a new group, supported academic developments locally, led another student through difficulties or ensured fellow community members have their voices heard and needs addressed? 

 

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Recognising an all-round amazing Class Rep, who has made a significant impact to the course or programme they represent and to its current and/or future students.

 

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Recognising a student who has been exceptional in their role as an elected rep. The recipient of this award may have affected genuine change for the students they represent, started a new campaign or project, or gone above and beyond in their role.

 

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Recognising a student representative who has achieved positive change for students through a project, event or campaign. Deserving students may have:

  • prompted a change of attitude among the student body
  • achieved policy change within the Students’ Association or the University
  • had a significant practical impact on students’ everyday lives.

 

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Recognising an exceptional Buddies or Tandem volunteer! They may have made a particularly positive impression on their fellow students, helped develop the project, or gone above and beyond in their volunteering role.

 

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Recognising a student who has made a significant contribution to developing the global community at the University of Edinburgh on campus, in halls or connecting the university with the surrounding community.

 

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Recognising a student who is engaged with the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a global citizen. They might have connected people from other cultures, contributed to their host culture during time overseas or made a positive impact on the global community in another way.

 

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Rewarding a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PAL) that has delivered outstanding academic support, guidance and reassurance this year, is recognised as best practice within Peer Assisted Learning throughout the University and has contributed to building a sense of academic community.

 

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Recognising a Peer Support Group that has delivered an exemplary social, pastoral or learning support this year. The winning group will have clearly contributed to the forming of an inclusive and supportive student community by offering safe, welcoming and encouraging opportunities to connect with peers.

 

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This award celebrates the best new Peer Learning and Support Scheme started in academic year 2016/17.  We are looking for a new Scheme that has made an impressive impact this year, by doing something innovative or simply by responding to students’ needs for fresh ways to build community within the subject area.

 

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