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You're Brilliant Awards


What is a "You're Brilliant" Award?


The SU's “You’re Brilliant!” Awards are an instant recognition tool for students to identify staff members who they  feel are brilliant and have had a positive impact on their student experience.

We believe that you as students know best about who is brilliant and why. We do not have any categories for the award recipients and everyone put forward by a student will receive a certificate and mug with their first award. There is no vetting process and no nomination panel with staff or students choosing who receives an award and who does not. You can recognise any staff member, whether that is a lecturer, a bus driver or someone who serves you coffee, we just need to know who and why. That way we can ensure the staff member gets the recognition for their fantastic work, regardless of their job title.


Nominate a member of staff who is brilliant


Recognising someone couldn’t be simpler:

  1. You can fill out a paper form and post it in one of our boxes that can be found in the SU Office, you are able to nominate a staff member at any time throughout the day!
  2. We will type up your nomination on a certificate word for word, ready to be delivered.
  3. You will be offered the opportunity to deliver the award yourself*, otherwise the SU Awards Team will deliver it on your behalf!


If you stated that you wanted to deliver the award yourself then we will contact you when it is ready to collect. If you wanted one our team members to deliver it then we will ask you where and when we can do this and try to surprise the recipient when they least expect it.

*If you choose to deliver the award yourself and do not collect it within 4 weeks of us contacting you, we will make alternative arrangements for delivery. 


We're Recruiting You're Brilliant Ambassadors! 

Are you keen to recognise staff for all the great things they do? Do you enjoy making people smile? Are you an outgoing and social individual? Then we want YOU!

We are currently recruiting students to be our new You’re Brilliant Award Ambassadors. This will not only get you volunteering hours to log, but an opportunity to deliver awards to our brilliant staff members. If you’re interested in being an Ambassador, or just want some more information, then please email


Got a question?

If you have any questions regarding the "You're Brilliant!" Awards get in touch with or pop into the SU Office.