The SU Awards

The annual SU Awards is our favourite night of the year, a chance to celebrate all the brilliant projects and people that have improved the student experience.
SU Awards 2022

The SU Awards are all about recognising the accomplishments of exceptional students from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Cornwall.

These awards are our chance to show our appreciation of the proactive and hardworking students who do so many incredible things beyond their studies. These are the people who go the extra mile to help shape the future for themselves, the SU and the Universities.

The SU Awards 2022

On Wednesday 25 May, the 2022 SU Awards ceremony took place at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth. Over 100 students came together to celebrate the achievements and successes of the academic year. Your stories and enthusiam was inspiring!

Thank you to everyone who nominated, helped out on a panel and turned up on the night. Most of all, thank you to reps, committee members and student leaders who make the students' union and the student experience so brilliant.

You can catch up on the evening through our Youtube Stream.

The digital programme for the SU Awards 2022 is now published.

 

2022 Awards list

We currently have 15 awards presented at the SU Awards ceremony, each one has specific criteria that a panel uses to select shortlisted and winning nominations. We may edit and alter the criteria from year to year depending on the circumstances on the academic year (such as the sudden arrival of a global pandemic!).

Teamwork in Representation

Teamwork is at the heart of what student representation aims to achieve. Groups of Student Reps and staff members are eligible for this award, which aims to recognise the achievements that can be made by working together.

The winners of this award will have:

  • Worked closely together on an issue and will have communicated constructively whilst sharing experience and knowledge to reach a common goal

Falmouth Course Rep of the Year

This award recognises a Falmouth Course Rep who has contributed to academic improvements by working in partnership with the University and SU.

This should be evidenced through:

  • Proactive attendance at university/SU meetings (SSLG/department forum/UGM etc)
  • Innovative work to increase student engagement with academic representation activity
  • Partnership work with their academic course staff, Department Rep/Subject Chair, or fellow Course Reps
  • Effecting change that has a positive and tangible impact on the academic experience of their peers

Exeter Course Rep of the Year

This award recognises an Exeter Course Rep who has contributed to academic improvements by working in partnership with the University and SU.

This should be evidenced through:

  • Proactive attendance at university/SU meetings (SSLCs/SCWG/UGM etc)
  • Innovative work to increase student engagement with academic representation activity
  • Partnership work with their academic course staff, Subject Chair, or fellow Course Reps
  • Effecting change that has a positive and tangible impact on the academic experience of their peers

Falmouth Department Rep of the Year

This award recognises a Department Rep (or pair of Department Reps) who has contributed to academic improvements by working in partnership with the University and SU.

This should be evidenced through:

  • Proactive attendance at university and SU meetings (SSLG's, Department Committee, Department Forums)
  • Innovative work to increase engagement with academic representation activity at a departmental level
  • Partnership work with Course Reps, SU President and Course Leaders as well as Departmental Directors
  • Effecting change that has a positive and tangible impact on the academic experience of their peers across the Department

Exeter Subject Chair of the Year

This award recognises a Subject Chair (or pair of Co-chairs) who has contributed to academic improvements by working in partnership with the University and SU.

This should be evidenced through:

  • Proactive attendance at university/SU meetings (SSLC, Student Partnership Board, Subject Chair Working Group)
  • Innovative work to increase student engagement with academic representation activity at a subject level
  • Partnership work with their Course Reps, SU President and Education Officers, or Director of Education
  • Effecting change that has a positive and tangible impact on the academic experience of their peers

Fundraising Award

Open to any individual or group who has displayed excellence in fundraising. This can be through:

  • Great enthusiasm and ability to motivate others to get involved.
  • Significant individual endeavour in fundraising
  • Original and inventive fundraising
  • Inspires others and leads by example
  • Inclusive events open to a wide range of students

Outstanding Committee Member Award

This award is for an outstanding committee member of a club or society who has demonstrated:

  • Excellent club engagement and enthusiasm, inspiring others and leading by example
  • Excellent leadership and management
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Promotion of membership and participation
  • Excellent listening and communication
  • Great enthusiasm, encouragement and willingness to improve the group
  • Outstanding commitment and attendance at sessions

Sports Club of the Year

This award is for an outstanding sports club who have gone above and beyond to provide an excellent experience to their members. A nomination for this award should consider:

  • Demonstrations of the club’s achievements, in line with constitutional aims and objectives
  • Club organisation
  • Provision of high-quality events, competitions and activities
  • Positive engagement with The SU and involvement in campaigns and initiatives
  • Membership numbers and members’ satisfaction

Society of the Year

This award is for an outstanding society who have gone above and beyond to provide an excellent experience to their members. A nomination for this award should consider:

  • Demonstrations of the group's achievements, in line with constitutional aims and objectives
  • Society organisation
  • Provision of high-quality events, competitions and activities
  • Positive engagement with The SU and involvement in campaigns and initiatives
  • Membership numbers and members’ satisfaction

Event of the year

This award is for an innovative and engaging event or project run by a club or society this year. The event should demonstrate inclusivity and be open to all members or the wider student community. This award will consider:

  • Positive feedback from participants
  • Evidence of positive impact as a result of the event/project, including on participants' wellbeing
  • Involvement of a wide range of participants from The SU community

The Sustainable Award

Open to any individual or group who has displayed significant passion and drive for campus or community sustainability efforts. This can be demonstrated by:

  • Significant endeavour in sustainability projects
  • Great enthusiasm and ability to motivate others to get involved
  • Original and inventive ideas to engage students in sustainability actions
  • Inspires others and leads by example
  • Inclusive sustainability events open to a wide range of students
  • Raises awareness and educates others in sustainability

The Inclusivity Award

This award is for any individual, group, campaign or project which has shown a commitment to inclusivity. This can be demonstrated by:

  • Significant endeavour and dedication to inclusivity
  • Enthusiasm and ability to motivate others to promote inclusion through the university communities
  • Original and inventive ideas to engage students in inclusivity initiatives
  • Inspires others and leads by example, raising the bar for others
  • Inclusive sustainability events open to a wide range of students
  • Raises awareness and educates others in inclusivity

Dedication to The Students' Union

This award celebrates students who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to SU activity during their time as a student. This could be as a Part Time Officer, Rep, Committee Member or simply as an engaged student working with others.

As the range of ways that students contribute to the SU is broad, this criteria is a list of possible examples but is not exhaustive.

The winner of this award may have:

  • Gone above and beyond the call of duty
  • Inspired others and increasing participation through their involvement
  • Shown inclusive practices which consider the importance of equal opportunities
  • Been highly committed to their role and to finding solutions to problems they raise
  • Engaged with relevant meetings and maintain contact with their peers, university staff, and The Students' Union
  • Otherwise shown extraordinary dedication to the student experience

The Andy Hocking Award (for work in the community)

This award is for an individual who has given the most hours to community projects outside of The SU. This individual should inspire others and lead by example, actively seeking out additional opportunities to volunteer their time beyond those offered at The SU. A nomination for this award should consider:

  • Good relationships built within the community
  • Positive impact on the student body and local community through volunteering

The Daniel Palmer Award

 

 

 

 

The Daniel Palmer Award is named in memory of a former student who supported and made a positive impact on The SU in many ways.

This ‘winner of winners’ is selected from the nominees in all categories for the most outstanding contribution to the student experience

 

 

 

 

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