These awards are held by the Students' Union in order to recognise and reward the hard work that is put in to your education by the academic staff and support staff within the University, in order to transform you from students to successful graduates.
We received over 450 nominations last year - more than ever before - and we'd like to thank you for submitting such wonderful words about staff that have impacted you at UEA!
This year we want to thank even more of the UEA community than last year on your behalf! So whether you have had a lecturer who has inspired you to look into a topic further, a support service who has positively impacted your time at UEA or if there's a course rep you would like to thank for taking your feedback to the school - we want to hear from you!
There are 16 awards this year - 4 new and improved awards! - with the addition of The Vice Chancellors Award to recognise the best of the best of the winners at the event.
Below is the full list with a little description as to what would be considered for each category.
If you know which award you would like to thank someone for, tell us about it here.
We'll be taking submissions until Sunday 17th March!
If you are a staff member who would like to submit a nomination for the Academic Society Partnership Award, Convenor of the Year Award, Course Rep of the Year Award or School of the Year Award, please contact Lindsay at email@example.com
Academic Society Partnership Award: *New for 2019!
This award has been introduced to recognise the Schools who work to involve and engage relevant academic societies as an integral part of School life. This could be by helping to build a learning community with the Society, involving them in decisions or supporting their progression as a Society. Staff can nominate for this award via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor of the Year Award:
This award is to recognise the pastoral support that advisors provide to students, enabling them to feel supported in decisions of academic or welfare areas and who help students when in need.
Advocate for PhD Students:
This award recognises staff members who have shown dedication, enthusiasm and support to PhD students. This can include supervisors, or any other staff member a PhD student feels has strongly supported them and put the interests of PhD students at the forefront.
Advocate for Students Award:
The Advocate for Students Award is here to recognise a member of staff who goes above and beyond to put the students interests at the centre of what they do. This may be continuing a message from students up through the School, or be someone who fights for the student experience at every step.
Convenor of the Year Award: *New for 2019!
This award recognises Faculty or School Convenors who effectively represent their students at Faculty or School level, in order to create a wider positive impact on the academic experience of their fellow students. Staff can nominate for this award via emailing email@example.com
Course Representative of the Year Award:
This award recognises reps who are committed, approachable and effective at creating change for their peers. Staff can nominate for this award via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Teaching Award: *New for 2019!
The award for Creative Teaching celebrates those who break the norm with their teaching and think about new ways of engaging students in their learning. This could also extend to their ways of providing feedback, or using new technology in their teaching.
Equality and Diversity in Teaching Award:
This award is for teaching which is most inclusive of equality and diversity values. This could be taking into consideration different learning needs and styles or by creating a diverse and socially conscious curriculum.
Most Inspiring Teaching Award:
The award for Most Inspiring Teaching recognises passionate teaching that encourages and inspires students to believe in their abilities and to strive for the most out of their education.
PhD Associate Tutor of the Year Award:
The award for Best PhD/Associate Tutor recognises visiting staff or those teaching as part of their PhD who have made a particular impression on their students.
PhD Supervisor of the Year Award:
This award for is to recognise the staff who go above and beyond in their duties supervising PhD students. They support their supervisee in their reseach, personal development and any hiccups along the way whilst studying for their PhD.
Research-led Teaching Award:
This award is to recognise academics who use cutting edge or specialist research in order to enhance and feed into students curriculum.
School of the Year Award: *New for 2019!
This award recognises the School who have celebrated their community and formed a working partnership between students and staff to develop change for the studnets in their School. This could be by involving students in decisions affecting learning and teaching for current and prospective students. Staff can nominate for this award via emailing email@example.com
Student Partnership Officer of the Year Award:
This award is to recognise the work of Student Partnership Officers in each area. Reasons could include whether they have gone the extra mile to encourage representation from all levels and courses in your School or regularly help students engage with representation and encourage to use the Student Voice.
Support Staff Member of the Year Award:
The award for Support Staff Member of the Year recognises non-academic staff who are friendly, helpful and supportive of students and who work with students to improve their service.
Support Service of the Year Award: *New for 2019!
This award for Support Service of the Year recognises a professional service team which constantly works to enhance the student experience by offering a great standard of service.
So, decided who you want to thank? Tell us more here.
If you have any questions or would like more information please email Lindsay at L.Westgarth@uea.ac.uk