The Students' Association is excited to announce the new Student Awards – a celebration of incredible student achievements across the University of Edinburgh!
In previous years, the Students’ Association successfully held the Activities and Impact Awards, recognising successes across Societies, Volunteering, Representation, Peer Learning & Support and Global Students. 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!
From volunteers making a difference to innovative group projects, and from one of a kind events to great leadership and support, this is your chance to celebrate your friends, course mates, or anyone else who deserves a thank you for all their hard work this year. The Awards are open to all students and we want to hear about individuals and student groups making a real difference at the University of Edinburgh. Both staff and students can nominate!
Nominations in the Student Awards closed on 1 Feb. Keep an eye out for the shortlist announcement coming soon!
The Student Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 4 April 2019 at the beautiful Assembly Rooms, on George Street, Edinburgh. If you have any further questions about nominations or the Student Awards in general, please email email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the past, the Students' Association has held the Activities Awards and Impact Awards, recognising student achievements across Societies, Volunteering, Representation, Peer Learning & Support and Global Students. Click on the links above to find out more about those Awards and past winners.