The SU Awards

The annual SU Awards is our favourite night of the year, giving us a chance to celebrate all of the fantastic ways our members have worked hard to improve the student experience for themselves and others.
SU Awards 2021

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

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.

Nominations are now closed

We'll be revealing the shortlist soon!

This year's awards are:

Falmouth Innovation in Representation

This award is for a Falmouth Rep who has introduced a new and different way of representing their course mates.

An innovative Rep may:

  • Have responded to representation during the pandemic in an interesting and effective way; or
  • Have developed a unique solution to a problem; or
  • Implemented an exciting new idea to increase student engagement across their course.

Whatever they have done, they will have achieved it through using creative thinking, new ideas, or a fresh perspective.

Exeter Innovation in Representation

This award is for an Exeter Cornwall Rep who has introduced a new and different way of representing their course mates.

An innovative Rep may:

  • Have responded to representation during the pandemic in an interesting and effective way; or
  • Have developed a unique solution to a problem; or
  • Implemented an exciting new idea to increase student engagement across their course.

Whatever they have done, they will have achieved it through using creative thinking, new ideas or a fresh perspective.

Falmouth 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.

If you know a group of Reps who have worked together effectively with a staff member to make a positive change, you should nominate them for this award.

Exeter 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.

If you know a group of Reps who have worked together effectively with a staff member to make a positive change, you should nominate them for this award.

SU Part-Time Officer of the Year

This award is for an SU Part-Time Officer who has shown commitment to democracy and increasing the voice of the student membership they represent.

The Officer will have:

  • Been part of either the SU Student Council, the SU Green Committee, or the SU Liberation Committee
  • Been dedicated to their Committee or the SU Council through being proactively engaged
  • Ensured the student voice is heard by seeking out views of the students they represent
  • Brought innovative ideas to the Council or Committee
  • Worked with other Officers and students to campaign for a better student experience or to raise the profile of specific student group or community.

Falmouth Course Rep of the Year

This award recognises a Falmouth SU Representative 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 SU Representative 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 (SSLGs, 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.

Dedication to Student Voice

Do you know a Student Rep who is particularly dedicated to representing their fellow students?

The winner of this award will:

  • Be highly committed to their role and to finding solutions to problems they raise
  • Engage with relevant meetings and maintain contact with their peers, academic staff, and The Students' Union
  • Go above and beyond their role and duties as a Rep

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
  • Evidence of fundraising totals
  • Unique and inventive fundraising methods
  • Responded to the pandemic positively and with innovation
  • Inspires others and leads by example
  • Inclusive events open to a wide range of students

Green 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 group or individual 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
  • Responded to the pandemic positively and with innovation
  • Raises awareness and educates others in sustainability

Most Outstanding Committee Member

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

  • Excellent group 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 their group
  • A positive and innovative response to the pandemic
  • 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, and how these have adapted to the conditions of the pandemic
  • Positive engagement with The SU and involvement in campaigns and intiatives
  • Membership numbers and member satisfaction
  • Going above and beyond for a positive and innovative response to the pandemic

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 society’s achievements in line with constitutional aims and objectives
  • Society organisation
  • Provision of high quality events, competitions and activities, and how these have adapted to the conditions of the pandemic
  • Positive engagement with The SU and involvement in campaigns and intiatives
  • Membership numbers and member satisfaction
  • Going above and beyond for a positive and innovative response to the pandemic

Online Event of the Year

This award is for an innovative and engaging online 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.

Overall Contribution to Student Opportunities

This award is for an individual who has made an outstanding impact on Student Opportunities as a whole, through involvement in a range of sports clubs, societies, fundraising, and volunteering. Their involvement should demonstrate:

  • Going above and beyond the call of duty
  • Inspiring others and increasing participation through their involvement
  • Inclusive practices which consider the importance of equal opportunities

The Andy Hocking Award

This award is for an individual who has given the most hours given 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’ will be selected from the nominees in all categories for the most outstanding contribution to the student experience.

The winners will be revealed week commencing 24 May.

Check out last year's winners:

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