Student Awards

 

In 2018/19, the Students' Association introduced the Student Awards – a celebration of incredible student achievements across the University of Edinburgh. This year, the Student Awards return bigger and better!

 

Nominations are open!

 

From individual students making a difference to innovative group projects, and from one of a kind events to great leadership and support, this is your chance to recognise your friends, course mates, or anyone else who deserves a thank you for all their hard work this year.

 

Both students and University staff can nominate across all awards. You can nominate as many people/activities and as many times as you like. A student/staff panel will assess the nominations based on the information you provide below, so please provide as much detail as possible!

 

Nominations close on Monday, 3 February 2020 at 5pm.

 

 

The Student Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 2 April 2020 at the Assembly Rooms, George Street.
Tickets go on sale on 19 December with an early bird rate available for a limited time only! Don't miss out!

 

 

If you have any further questions about nominations or the Student Awards in general, please email studentawards@eusa.ed.ac.uk

 

 

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This award recognises student(s) who have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of wellbeing and positive mental health on campus and in the community more widely. The student(s) who receive this Award may have promoted conversations about mental health and wellbeing (perhaps by organising talks or workshops), upskilled other people in mental health and wellbeing, or signposted others to relevant support. 

 

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This award recognises collaboration within our university community, through fantastic partnerships between students and staff, either individual collaborations or collaborations between groups. Student-staff teams who receive this Award will have worked together successfully on a given project. 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. 

 

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This award recognises student(s) who have made a significant contribution to our local community outside the University. By working with community groups, volunteering, creating a project or being part of a Society or Committee, they have made a difference to their local community. The student(s) who receive this nomination may have volunteered with local charities or organisations, or created a project or event with a local impact, though nominations are not limited to these activities. 

 

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This award recognises student(s) who have made a substantial contribution to developing the international community in Edinburgh or overseas. By collaborating with student-led groups, Societies, Committees or completing other extra-curricular activities, they have built global connections and interactions. The student(s) who receive this nomination may have volunteered overseas, created international events on campus and in Edinburgh, supported international connections between students, though nominations are not limited to these activities. 

 

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This award recognises student(s) who have contributed to creating a vibrant, inclusive, respectful environment on campus. Their work as an individual or with student-led groups has made students from diverse backgrounds feel welcome. The student(s) who receive this nomination may have developed events for students, supported cross-cultural activities on campus, created welcoming spaces and events for a range of students, though nominations are not limited to these activities. 

 

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This award recognises a student who has made themselves available, and have acted selflessly for a cause they are passionate about. The student who receives this award will be committed to improving the experience and creating a positive environment for all students to feel welcome. Often, they have dedicated substantial amounts of their own time and energy to their projects, and have made a real impact on the lives of others. 

 

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This award recognises individuals or groups who have made an outstanding commitment to improving the student experience. The student(s) who receive this award will have contributed to creating a vibrant, inclusive, and respectful environment. Their work will make students from all backgrounds feel welcome and contribute to the positive

experience of those around them. 

 

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This award recognises student(s) who have gone above and beyond in their role by being a Student Leader. The student(s) who receive this recognition will have contributed to the student community through activities such as being a PALS or Peer Support Leader/Mentor, Society Office Bearer or a Representative, though nominations are not limited to these activities. They have created an inclusive and supportive environment in which all students feel welcomed, and represented within their Programme, School or Society. 

 

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This award recognises student(s) who have made a substantial contribution to developing a sense of community within their context (for example Programme, School or Society). The student(s) that receive this award will work in partnership with Societies, Committees or completing other extra-curricular activities to build connections, interactions and integrating peer groups. 

 

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This award recognises students or different student groups who have worked together to successfully create partnerships in a project, event or activity. The students who have collaborated who receive this Award will have worked closely and effectively to create change, improvements or contribute to the student community. Individual students or student groups may have joined forces to make a meaningful change, develop events or community on campus.  

 

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This award recognises a Peer Learning and Support Scheme that has delivered an outstanding service this year. Projects should have developed a strong, local student community and engaged students in a variety of activities and levels. The group will be organised and purposeful but also responsive to students’ changing needs. In particular, this award is aimed at Schemes that can evidence using new, creative and innovative practices in their programmes. 

 

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This award recognises a Programme or Elected Representative whose work has had a significant positive impact on the students they represent. From small changes that make a real difference to students’ everyday lives, to ambitious campaigns that reimagine the student experience, nominees will have consistently and effectively amplified the voices of Edinburgh’s 40,000 students. 

 

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This award recognises a Society that has gone above and beyond this academic year. Providing a fantastic service to their members, Societies should have proactively engaged with their members, reached out to new students, and delivered numerous varied events throughout the year. Committees will have worked hard to build a sense of belonging and community within the Society, as well as break down barriers to participation to involve students all over campus in their activity. 

 

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In partnership with Development and Alumni.

This award recognises a former student who embodies what it means to be uniquely Edinburgh. The nominees and their achievements may not necessarily be well known, but their stories should be shared and celebrated. They are people who are making a difference in ways which aren’t always visible, but whose actions positively affect others. They make us proud to be connected to their passion, their drive and their brilliance.

 

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Edinburgh University Women's Association Football Club
Emma Penney – Campaigner for mental health and wellbeing awareness; Presenter of Hopeful Podcast
Jennifer Pewsey – Campaigned and signposted, highlighting Mental Health and Wellbeing Week
Edinburgh Nightline

~ Winner ~

WellComm at King’s

 

 

Student-Staff Partnership Award

 

~ Shortlist ~
Collegiate Snow Sculpture Contest Team
FC Barcelona Partnership
Japanese Studies Peer Support
Two Philosophers, One Podcast, No Problems!

~ Winner ~

Coaching for Academic Success and Wellbeing

 

 

Contribution to the Local Community Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Best Buddies
Calum Sked – Volunteer Coach with West Lothian Wolves Basketball Club
Classics Society
Hannah Butterworth – Volunteer with Age Scotland’s Community Connecting Service

~ Winner ~

Kate Samuel – Volunteer with Smart Works

 

 

Contribution to the Global Community Award

 

~ Shortlist ~
Emma Gill – Edinburgh Sustainable Projects Abroad
Hannah Thomas – Chair of InciSioN UK; Collaborator on global surgery initiatives
Tandem Language Exchange Programme

~ Winner ~

Edinburgh Global Partnerships

 

 

Place for All Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Alejandro Esteves – Swing Dance Society
Liberation Officers
Sandhya Narayanan – Wrote and directed 'Our Culture: A Showcase of South Asian Excellence'
Violet Tinnion – Organised events to dispel myths surrounding refugees and asylum seekers

~ Winner ~

History Society

 

 

Unsung Hero Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Amy Steele – The Noisy Movement
Eleanor Glynn – Beat Society (RecoverED)

~ Winner ~

Ryan McCuaig – Badminton Club (EUBC)

 

 

Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

BioPALS
Crumble
History Society
HypED

~ Winner ~

Isabella Stevens-Mulroe – Classics Society

 

 

Student Leadership Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Abhijit Bajracharya – Leader of Anatomy Workbook project
Anna Steen – Footlights
Isabella Stevens-Mulroe – Classics Society
Mengqi Lyu – EconPALS and StudyPALS

~ Winner ~

Laura Boxleitner – School Representative for School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

 

 

Fostering Student Communities Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Chemunity
Daniel Boon Yann Ooi – EconPALS and StudyPALS; School of Economics Social Committee
History Society
Megan Kenyon – The Student Newspaper

~ Winner ~

Jewish Society

 

 

Creating Change Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Elina Takala – Programme Representative for 4th year Psychology
Ellen Blunsdon – Disabilities Activist
Dhruti Chakravarthi – The Student Newspaper
Our Culture: A Showcase of South Asian Excellence

~ Winner ~

Fatima Seck – Decolonise the Curriculum conference; Contributed to the BME Freshers’ Guide; Co-founded the Black Studies Short Programme

 

 

Creativity and Innovation Award

 

~ Shortlist ~
Emily Batchelor – Produced anatomical illustrations as part of medical studies
Fiona Gray – Undergraduate School Representative of Edinburgh College of Art
Helena Carver – School of Social and Political Science
Mark Pace – Danns-Ed

~ Winner ~

Abhijit Bajracharya – Leader of Anatomy Workbook project

 

 

Commitment to Sustainability Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Dhruti Chakravarthi – Worked with the School of Social Responsibility and Sustainability to audit Pollock Halls; Speaker and representative on sustainability overseas
Lilypads
Milda Lebedyte – Speaks about the impact of the fashion industry; Involved with the R Sustainable Fashion Show
Sustainable Development Association (SDA)

~ Winner ~

Ryan Gilmour – Created 'Discover Sustainable Edinburgh’ walking tour and the ‘Winds of Change’ project

 

 

Student Collaboration Award

 

~ Shortlist ~

Archaeology Society Conference
Crumble
Latin American Forum
UNICEF on Campus and Save the Children Society Charity Ball

~ Winner ~

Tandem Language Exchange Programme