Student Awards

 

In 2018/19, the Students' Association introduced the new Student Awards – a celebration of incredible student achievements across the University of Edinburgh!

 

Recognising the breadth and variety of student accomplishments across the University, the new Student Awards aim to encompass and extend the scope of past awards into a wider, more inclusive celebration of student achievement that is bigger and better than anything we’ve seen before!

We received a fantastic number of nominations and we would like to congratulate again all nominees and winners!

 

The Student Awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 4 April 2019 at the Assembly Rooms, on George Street.

See the photo album here.

 

 

 

 

See the Student Awards 2019 results below!

 

 


Footlights and A Cappella - The Greatest Show

 

 

 

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 receives 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.

 

~ 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
WellComm at King’s

 

~ Winner ~

 

WellComm at King’s

 

 

 

 

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.

 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Coaching for Academic Success and Wellbeing
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

 

 

 

 

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.
 

~ 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
Kate Samuel – Volunteer with Smart Works

 

~ Winner ~

 

Kate Samuel – Volunteer with Smart Works

 

 

 

 

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.

 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Edinburgh Global Partnerships
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

 

 

 

 

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.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Alejandro Esteves – Swing Dance Society
History 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

 

 

 

 

This award recognises student(s) that have consistently made themselves available, and have acted selflessly for a cause they are passionate about. The student(s) 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.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Amy Steele – The Noisy Movement
Eleanor Glynn – Beat Society (RecoverED)
Ryan McCuaig – Badminton Club (EUBC)

 

~ Winner ~

 

Ryan McCuaig – Badminton Club (EUBC)

 

 

 

 

This award recognises student(s) who have made an outstanding commitment to improving the student experience. The student(s) that receives 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.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

BioPALS
Crumble
History Society
HypED
Isabella Stevens-Mulroe – Classics Society

 

~ Winner ~

 

Isabella Stevens-Mulroe – Classics Society

 

 

 

 

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 their activities as a PALS or Peer Support Leader/Mentor, Society Office Bearer or a Representative. They will create an inclusive and supportive environment in which all students feel welcomed, and represented within their Programme, School or Society.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Abhijit Bajracharya – Leader of Anatomy Workbook project
Anna Steen – Footlights
Isabella Stevens-Mulroe – Classics Society
Laura Boxleitner – School Representative for School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Mengqi Lyu – EconPALS and StudyPALS

 

~ Winner ~

 

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

 

 

 

 

This award recognises student(s) who have made a substantial contribution to developing a sense of community within their context (e.g. 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.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

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

 

~ Winner ~

 

Jewish Society

 

 

 

 

This award recognises student(s) that have made significant, positive changes. Through their hard work and commitment, they have empowered change in the University or wider community. The student(s) who receive this Award may have created a project or initiative that has improved the experience of students, led students through difficulties, ensured other students get their needs addressed or voices heard.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Elina Takala – Programme Representative for 4th year Psychology
Ellen Blunsdon – Disabilities Activist
Dhruti Chakravarthi – The Student Newspaper
Fatima Seck – Decolonise the Curriculum conference; Contributed to the BME Freshers’ Guide; Co-founded the Black Studies Short Programme
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

 

 

 

 

This award recognises active and involved student(s) that have used their creativity and inventiveness to make a difference. The student(s) who receive this Award may have thought of an innovative use of technology on campus, found a ground-breaking solution to a problem or created a new or unique project.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

Abhijit Bajracharya – Leader of Anatomy Workbook project
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

 

 

 

 

This award recognised student(s) who have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of sustainability on campus and in the community more widely. The student(s) who receives this Award may have promoted conversations about sustainability (perhaps by organising talks or workshops), upskilled other people in sustainability, or signposted others to relevant University and community services.
 

~ 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
Ryan Gilmour – Created 'Discover Sustainable Edinburgh’ walking tour and the ‘Winds of Change’ project
Sustainable Development Association (SDA)

 

~ Winner ~

 

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

 

 

 

 

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. Separate students or student groups may have joined forces to make a meaningful change, develop events or community on campus.
 

~ Shortlist ~

 

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

 

~ Winner ~

 

Tandem Language Exchange Programme

 

 

 

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!

 

 

 

 

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In the past, the Students' Association has held the Activities Awards and Impact Awards. Click on the links above to find out more about those Awards and past winners.