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student transformation awards

Our Student Transformation Awards is our annual celebration of the vast and fantastic volunteering that our students do to make UEA wonderful.

NOMINTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

You can purchase your tickets for the award ceremony here. 

*Please remember to purchase a ticket with your UEA email address*

Each year we have over 3,000 students leading their club or societies, running events, helping others and much more. Although one night isn’t enough to recognise all the hard work our students do, our awards night celebrates the breadth of our student community and impact their work has.

Our awards are divided into 4 categories which highlight the different areas of our student activity. These include clubs and societies, community volunteering, student staff and awards focussed on individuals who have gone above and beyond in their specific area. So, if you know a student group or individual that has made your student experience at UEA great – please nominate them when the awards are open!

However, if you’re thinking 'I’ve done some great work but I’m going to stay humble' - wait - you can nominate yourself too! It’s a great way to be recognised for your work and we can highlight the amazing contribution you have made.

This years online award ceremony will take place on 6th May and we encourage as many nominations as possible to highlight all the great volunteering happening at UEA. Nominations will open on Monday 15th March and close on Monday 12th April. We then shortlist our nominations and invite everyone to take part on the night. 

You can view our 2020 winners via the '2020 awards' tab to the left of this page and you can view the awards and descriptions for this years events below.

Full details of what our online awards ceremony will follow shortly.....

STARS timeline:

  • Nominations open: 15th March
  • Nominations close: 12th April
  • Tickets on sale: 14th April
  • Shortlisting: 13th - 15th April
  • Shortlisted candidates invited to the awards ceremony: 23rd April
  • Ticket for award ceremoy available: Now until Midday Thursday 29th April
  • Awards ceremony: 6th May
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Winners

Award Winner Winner Winner
Outstanding Service to the Student Community Toby Bennett Tory Selwyn Jake Goddard 
Student community award Mature students peer support network Patrycja Poplawska UEA Geek Society 
Student Achievement award Jasmine Savage & Zoe Callow     
Outstanding Contirbution to Student Liberation & Diversity Jasmine Savage & Zoe Callow Dzifa Williams  & Kaja Hegedic  
Campaign of the Year UEA Ballet - Love Your Leo Campaign    
Outstanding contribution to the Postgraduate Community Postgraduate Committee Moe Suzuki  
Outstanding contribution to the Mature Student Community Adrian Ashby     

Outstanding contribution to the International Student Community

Meskerem Taverna    
Outstanding contribution to the Students with Disabilities Community Laura Taylor    
Rising Star Awards Miriam Hussein     
Student Leader of the year Daniel Hempstead    
Volunteer's of the Year Award Katie Noble Sam Farmer Ada Jipa
Unsung Hero Award Meskerem Taverna     
Student Committee of the year UEA Ballet  Interprofessional Education Society  
Outstanding Retail, Unio and Catering Student Staff of the Year awards Megan Swafford Lucy Hemmings Charlie Farey
Outstanding Venues, Student Staff of the Year awards Luisa Maria Bautista de Deus Ponces de Carvalho Harry Smith George Robbins
Outstanding Customer Service Award Anh Le Viktoria Behrova  Anh Tran
Outstanding contribution to the team Award Oksana Shlonimskaya  Toby Wing The Alcohol Impact Team
Outstanding Team Leaders of the Year award Jan Mazur Beth Addison Emily Tsuchyia
The overall Student Staff Member of the Year award Hayden Allen    
Society of the Year Headucate    
Rising Society of the year Bloody Good Period Interprofessional Education Society  
Most Improved Society Drama and Musical Theatre Society    
Best New Society Sociology    
Fundraiser of the Year Bloody Good Period UEA Ballet  
Inclusivity &  Access award BSL    
Best student led online activity of the year Drama and Musical Theatre Society    
Media Honours Emily Kelly Sam Hewitson  
National Recognition Award Clarris Paul    
Student Outreach Project of the Year Headucate    
Buddy of the Year Sarah Lim Megan Jackson Haashim Mohammud
Student Transformation Award Clarris Paul      
Best student media Publication/Broadcast or Feature of the Year UEA TV’s Mental Health 24 Hour Live    
Student Innovation award  Hannah Lambert Rithika Nalli & Cameron Rayment Norwich Nightline

Award catagory: Contribution to Student Community
 

Award name  Description

Outstanding Service to the Student Community

This award is given to an individual or group who have given service above and beyond what is expected to the Union and the student community

 

Student community award

This award will go to students who have ensure the UEA community is supported and cohesive throughout the pandemic, they will have done their best to reduce loneliness, help thos in isolation or entertained those when feeling down

 

Student Achievement award

This will go to a student that has trully excelled this academic year whether it charity fundraising or advocating for student they are a credit to UEA

 

Outstanding Contirbution to Student Liberation & Diversity

This award will be given to those that have inspired others to enagage in liberation & Diversity activities and has delivered for our students

 

Campaign of the Year

This will be awarded to a camapign run by any student that raised awareness or enacted change to a high level

 

Outstanding contribution to the Postgraduate Community

This award will be given to an individual or group that has enahnced the social cohesion and experience of postgraduates at UEA

 

Outstanding contribution to the Mature Student Community

This award will be given to an individual or group that has enahnced the social cohesion and experience of mature students at UEA

 

Outstanding contribution to the International Student Community

This award will be given to an individual or group that has enahnced the social cohesion and experience of International students at UEA

 

Outstanding contribution to student with disabilities Community

This award will be given to an individual or group that has enahnced the social cohesion and experience of student with disabilities at UEA

 

Rising Star Awards

This award will be given to an individual in their foundation or first year that has embraced student life and opportunities to the full and is likely to have a real impact at UEA

 

Award Catagory: Student Volunteer Awards
 

Award name  Description
Student Leader of the year 

 

This award celebrates an individual that represents students to the highest of standards and champions the needs of students in any environment they occupy (All about student leadership)

 

Volunteer's of the Year Award

This award will be given to an individual that has given their time to help others, no matter your role you could be recognised

 

Unsung Hero Award

This award will be given to someone that isn't in the limlight, but makes things happen, they will are integral to their student group, volunteer scheme and wihtout them were just not sure what we would do!

 

Student Committee of the year

This award is for a committee that has excelled, they will have enacted change, organised and delivered a number of activities and represented for their membership. This could be a student group, committee, executive group or project committee

 

Award Catagory: Staff Awards
 

Award name  Description
Outstanding SU Office Student Staff of the Year awards

 

Rewarding the outstanding members of our SU Office team who have gone above and beyond

 

Outstanding Retail, Unio and Catering Student Staff of the Year awards 

Rewarding the outstanding members of our retail and catering team who have gone above and beyond

 

Outstanding Venues, Student Staff of the Year awards

Rewarding the outstanding members of our Venues team who have gone above and beyond. This includes any affiliated venues team - Alcohol impact team, stocking team, kitchen crew, tech/gig team etc

 

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Rewarding members of staff that have gone above and beyond to give our members and the public the best possible customer service

 

Outstanding contribution to the team Award

This person is trully a team player respected by their peers they embody the team working we envisage at UEASU

 

Outstanding Team Leaders of the Year award

These are awards are to celebrate three team leaders from each area of the Union

 

The overall Student Staff Member of the Year award

This is awarded to one student staff member, from any team across the Union, who had made an exceptional contribution to the organisation, our staff and our members

 

 

Award Catagory: Student Groups & Projects Category
 

Award name  Description
Society of the Year

 

For the society that has excelled in delivering for their memabers and being an example for other societies to follow

 

Rising Society of the year

This award will go to a society that is on the up, engaging more students than ever through outreach and output for their members

 

Most Improved Society

This award celebrates the society that has made the most progress in the last year

 

Best New Society

For the society that has started in the last academic year and has developed the most

 

Fundraiser of the Year

This award celebrates 2 of the best fundraising initiatives done during this academic year. This is not only defoned by amount raised but also the awareness it created in the student community

 

Inclusivity &  Access award

The award will go to the group project or activity that has encouraged inclusivity  and provided access to those that may sturggle to participate

 

Best student led online activity of the year

Award is to celebrate the most engaging Do Something Different session or Student Event of the year

 

Media Honours

a chance for us to celebrate the great work of our Media Collective and other media societies and those students who are most dedicated to UEA:TV, Concrete, Livewire, Queer reveiw, Egg box blogging and any other media Societies

 

Best Student Media Publication of the Year

This award will be given to a publication from one of our Media Societies that has challenged, inspired or captivated the student body

 

National Recognition Award

This award will be given to those that have excelled on a national scale away from UEA

 

Student Outreach Project of the Year

This awards goes to an individual or group that has inspired young people through their project or work to consider Higher Education

 

Buddy of the Year

This award is for the Buddy who has made the most positive impact on their peers

 

Student Transformation Award

This award will be awarded to a person that has truly transformed through their time at University into a confident and inspiring student leader

 

Best student media Publication/Broadcast or Feature of the Year

This award will go to a brilliant piece of journalism, radio presenting, filming, podcast, live stream that a student or gorup have produced this year

 

Student Innovation award  This will award will go to an individual/group of students that decided to help others during the pandemic by developing a new scheme, running activties or self organising to help others. It maybe wasnt what they traditioanlly do but they acted in a new way to help others
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