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. Perhaps your Peer-Assisted Learning scheme has helped you excel in you studies or your Class Rep has 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.

 

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

 

Any student or staff member can nominate students in any category, and multiple nominations will be accepted. 

 

Your details will be kept anonymous. Nomination comments may be quoted. 

 

Nominations close on 28 February 2018!

 

 

This award recognises a staff-student team or pair that have worked successfully in collaboration within Representation, Peer Learning and Support, or globally-focused projects. The staff member(s) will exemplify active staff involvement and interest in student welfare and development. The student(s) will have worked closely and effectively with the staff to improve their project or to further change within their School, student group or community.

 

Eligibility: For this award, students/student groups working in any of the following areas can be nominated: Representation, Peer Learning and Support, or globally-focused projects. This includes both campus-based students as well as online-distance learning students.
 

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This award recognises a student who has made an outstanding impact on the student experience of others, contributing to the positive experience of those around them.

This student may have 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. 

Eligibility: For this award, students/student groups working in any of the following areas can be nominated: Representation, Peer Learning and Support, or globally-focused projects. This includes both campus-based students as well as online-distance learning students.

 

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What makes an outstanding Class Rep? 

 

The best Class Reps are those who collect feedback from as many students as possible, who effectively liaise with both staff and students, and who commit to improving the experience of the students they represent. The recipient of this award will have undertaken all of this, and will have made a significant impact to the course or programme they represent and to its current and/or future students.

 

Eligibility: The award for ‘Outstanding Class Representative’ is open to any Class Rep active in the academic year 2017/18. ‘Class Rep’ can refer to any student representing a Class, Tutor Group, Programme, Department, Discipline or Year Group.
 

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This award recognises 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. 

 

Eligibility: The award for ‘Outstanding Elected Representative’ is open to any rep elected through the Students’ Association to undertake their role in the 2017/18 academic year. This includes School Convenors and Vice-Convenors, Liberation Group Convenors, Student Group Convenors and Campaign Organisers.

 

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This award recognises a student representative who has achieved positive change for students at the University of Edinburgh. This could be through a short- or long-term project; through a one-off event or series of events; or through a campaign. Deserving students may have prompted a change of attitude among the student body; achieved policy change within the Students’ Association or the University; or had a significant practical impact on students’ everyday lives.

 

Eligibility: The award for ‘Achieving Significant Change on Campus’ is open to a project, event or campaign by any Elected Rep or Class Rep in the academic year 2017/18.
 

 

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This award recognises a student who has been exceptional in their role as a volunteer or committee member for Tandem or Global Buddies.

 

Eligibility: The ‘Outstanding Volunteer in Global Projects’ award is open to any Global Buddies' Buddy Group Leaders, Super Group Leaders and Committee Members, Tandem Committee Member or Tandem Volunteer.

 

For all Global Awards, you are invited to nominate either individual students or groups of students whose activities have had a positive impact not only on the nominees themselves, but also on others.
 

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This award recognises a student who has made a significant contribution to developing the global community at the University of Edinburgh. This could be either on campus, in halls or connecting the university with the surrounding community. They could have made an impact through bringing together students from different cultures and countries, encouraging global citizenship, adding a global dimension to classes or extra-curricular activities, or a combination of these.  

 

Eligibility: There is no exhaustive list of activities that your nominees are restricted to for the awards for ‘Outstanding Global Citizenship’ and ‘Global Community on Campus’ however for the ‘Global Community on Campus’ award the activity recognised should have been either on campus, in halls or connecting the university with the surrounding community.

 

It is important that the nominees have demonstrated the attributes outlined in the award descriptions and that their activities embody the themes of the respective award. For all Global Awards, you are invited to nominate either individual students or groups of students whose activities have had a positive impact not only on the nominees themselves, but also on others.

 

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What makes outstanding Global Citizenship? 

 

This award recognises 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. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence in promoting and supporting the ethos of global citizenship - in Edinburgh and/or beyond. 

 

Eligibility: There is no exhaustive list of activities that your nominees are restricted to for the awards for ‘Outstanding Global Citizenship’ and ‘Global Community on Campus’ however for the ‘Global Community on Campus’ award the activity recognised should have been either on campus, in halls or connecting the university with the surrounding community.

 

It is important that the nominees have demonstrated the attributes outlined in the award descriptions and that their activities embody the themes of the respective award. For all Global Awards, you are invited to nominate either individual students or groups of students whose activities have had a positive impact not only on the nominees themselves, but also on others.
 

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This award recognises a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme that has delivered outstanding academic support this year. 

This group will have contributed to building a sense of academic community within the discipline, creating a space where student participants feel valued and included. 

The winning project will be well organised, responsive to students’ needs, and able to evidence student and staff engagement. This Scheme will be recognised as best practice within Peer-Assisted Learning throughout the University.


Eligibility: Nominees in this category must be recognised as a Peer Learning and Support Scheme by the Department of Peer Learning and Support, have received training, and be listed on our website. If the person or group you want to nominate does not appear on this page, contact the Peer Learning and Support team at the Students' Association to check their eligibility.

 

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This award recognises a Peer Support Group that has delivered an exemplary social, pastoral or learning support this year. The winning group may be an academic family, befriending or mentoring scheme or another form of peer support recognised by the Peer Learning and Support Team. This 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. 

 

Eligibility: Nominees in this category must be recognised as a Peer Learning and Support Scheme by the Department of Peer Learning and Support, have received training, and be listed on our website. If the person or group you want to nominate does not appear on this page, contact the Peer Learning and Support to check their eligibility.
 

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This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding  contribution to the student community through their activities as a Peer Leader or Peer Mentor. This may be through involvement with academic peer learning schemes or by supporting students’ wellbeing.

Eligibility: Nominees in this category must be involved in a Peer Learning and Support Scheme which is recognised by the Department of Peer Learning and Support and listed on our website, and the individual must have received training. If the person or group you want to nominate does not appear on this page, contact the Peer Learning and Support to check their eligibility.

 

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