We like to recognise all of the good work that is done across UWS! That is why every year we hold our Big Awards Ceremony to recognise the best of our students and staff. From student reps, to volunteers, to clubs and societies and lecturers we want to hear who has made a difference to you - and then see them recognised in our awards ceremony on the 28th of March! 

Let us know who you are nominating for an award, and why, and keep the evening of the 28th March free in your diary as everyone who is nominated and those who do the nominating are invited to our Big Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Students' Association in Paisley that evening. We'll be donning our sequins for the occassion, and putting on a drinks reception and food for all in recognition of the excellent work which happens across UWS. Even if you can't make it though, we'd love to hear why you think people deserve these awards!

Nominations have closed for this year but we will be holding our awards ceremony on the 28th of March, where we will announce our winners!

Volunteer of the Year

Student Rep of the Year

Student Group of the Year

Student Group Member of the Year

Best New Society

Lecturer of the Year

Lecturer Feedback of the Year

Support Staff of the Year

Outstanding Achievement Award

 

Volunteer of the Year

This award will recognise a student who has made an outstanding contribution through volunteering.  This includes contribution to organisational activities, administration, promotion and/or behind the scenes help at the volunteering organisation.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Commitment and participation to volunteer organisation
  • Enthusiasm and positivity
  • Promotion of volunteering to others
  • Organising specific volunteering events
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination.

 

 

Student Rep of the Year

This award will recognise a student representative who has made an outstanding contribution to their course and/or University either via SSLG or other academic committees.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Willingness to collect and pass on information to students and lecturers
  • Communication with the students’ union and University staff
  • Positive change to the programme
  • Active participation at meetings
  • Creates solutions to issues
  • Attendance of training
  • Exemplary commitment and time given to role
  • Promotes democracy
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination.

 

 

Student Group of the Year (Societies and Liberation groups)

This award will recognise the work of one our societies or liberation group who have made an outstanding contribution to the group, the wider student body, the university, or the wider community through the running of the group. 

 

Criteria to consider:

  • How the society or group has developed in the past year
  • What change the group has achieved
  • Has the society gained local/national publicity
  • Has there been an increase in members and student involvement/engagement
  • Has the society held successful events/fundraisers/campaigns
  • Partnership working with SAUWS
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination.

 

 

 


Student Group Member of the Year

This award will recognise an individual member of a society or liberation group who has made an outstanding contribution to their group, the wider student body or the community.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Achievement, commitment and dedication to their groups field of interest
  • Enhancement and development of the reputation of their group within UWS/SAUWS or externally
  • Maintaining a professional attitude and being an asset to the group
  • Involvement and commitment going over and above their agreed role
  • Encouraging engagement with the group
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination

 

 

Best New Society

This award will recognise a new society who has performed best since affiliation to SAUWS from 2017. New societies are either brand new societies or societies who have been defunct for at least one full academic year prior to September 2018.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Regularly organised society activity since affiliation.
  • Variety of activities organised
  • Secured income to support start-up or development of the society through fundraising, donations, sponsorships etc
  • Promotion of society activities
  • Collaborative working with another group or the community (i.e. charity work, fundraising and community volunteering)
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination

 

 

Lecturer of the Year

This award will recognise an individual teaching member of staff who, in the view of students, has significantly enhanced the student learning experience in the current academic year.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Innovative teaching methods and the content of their teaching
  • Ability to motivate and engage students to help them achieve specific learning objectives
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, knowledge, and a genuine passion for their subject area
  • Encourages and facilitates active learning through partnership working including discussion, debate, co-creation and co-production of learning
  • Gives prompt and formative feedback
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination.

 

Lecturer Feedback of the Year

This award will recognise an individual teaching member of staff who, in the view of students, has given outstanding and helpful feedback.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Gives prompt feedback
  • Gives constructive, useful feedback which shows how improvements can be made
  • Use of individualised feedback
  • Use of innovative feedback mechanisms (e.g. audio or video feedback)
  • Going above and beyond to engage with students to feedback about their work
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination.


Support Staff of the Year

This award will recognise a member of staff who works in a support department (non-teaching) that has meant a lot to students over the year.  It will recognise outstanding service provided by staff to students and will be an individual who embraces the ethos of best practice and partnership working.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • Delivers on promises
  • Thinks about how best to meet students’ needs
  • Treats students with respect, acting positively on feedback to provide an excellent service which is continuously improved
  • Is flexible and pro-active in order to improve services and performance
  • Builds good working relationships with students
  • Signposts students to correct departments or external organisations
  • Has a professional and forward-thinking approach and is not afraid to tackle difficult issues
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

Please include evidence to support the nomination.

 

 

Outstanding Achievement Award (Can be a student or staff member)

This award will recognise a student or staff member (support or teaching staff) who has made an outstanding contribution to the Student Experience and education at UWS.

 

Criteria to consider:

  • What has the person done which contributed positively to the overall student experience
  • How have they shown commitment to the University or SAUWS
  • What have they achieved in their time at the University or SAUWS
  • Anything else which is not covered in the other categories
  • Any other information highlighting their contribution

 

Please include evidence to support the nomination.

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