nua students' union
NUASU's annual awards celebrate the incredible work students do to build student community, make change, and support each other in hard times. Each year we ask the NUA community to nominate a student or student team for a range of awards that aim to cover the breadth of work our students do.
This year we were fortunate in being able to host a small in-person event for our winners and nominees, with full precautions made to make the event safe for all. The event was also live-streamed on Instagram - make sure you are following us to keep up to date with the latest events! @nuastudentsunion
See below for a full outline of the award categories, our nominees and winners!
2022 Change Maker Award
This is awarded to a student who has worked hard to implement change and has made a positive difference to the student experience.
Nominees: Theo Galvin and Aimee Dolatabadi
Winner: Aimee Dolatabadi
Contribution to Change - Rep of the Year
This highlights the work of an individual student who has made change as a student rep or officer who has gone above and beyond to make wider change at NUA.
Nominees: Vic Reeves, Alex Loombe, Finlay Irvine, Luke Potgieter, Katie-Jo Claydon, Courtney Boreham-Bevan and Ella Whitbread
Winner: Katie-Jo Claydon
Inspirational Student of the Year
A student who has gone above and beyond for others and inspires their peers.
Nominees: May Gauntlett, Kimberly Bradfield, Megan Petts, Sen Thompson, Fred Drabble, Gaynelle Morais, Grace Lawrence, Kelsey Fordham and Emma Hopkin & Harvey Roberts
Winner: Sen Thomson
Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award
This award is to recognise the amazing contribution a student or group has made to champion equality, diversity, and inclusion at NUA.
Nominees: Reece Lee and May Gauntlett
Winner: May Gauntlett
Outstanding Contribution to the Students' Union Award (SU Member of the Year)
This award is to recognise a student who has excelled as a Rep, Student Officer, or Society Officer and supported the student community over the last year.
Nominees: Indianna Williams and Emily Thompson
Winner: Indiana Williams
Project of the Year Award
At NUA, many of our students engage with a host of university or community-based projects. This award is to celebrate the voluntary work of a student or group who has made an impact with their work.
Nominees: Tara Baysal, Toby Jarman, George Kee, Luna Baldwin and Annie Groom with Carrie Clarke
Winner: Tara Baysal
Student Rep Team of the Year
This award recognises a Student Rep Team who has been exemplary in their representative role and supported students in their school in challenging times.
Nominees: Indianna Williams and Nicole Khoo Wei Shan, Melanie Surfleet and Fred Foulkes, Emily Rose Thomspon and Susan Worden, and Jo McCarthy and Ulrike Behrendt
Winner: Melanie Surfleet and Fred Foulkes
Student Rep of the Year (Arts and Media)
This award recognises a Student Rep for the Faculty of Arts and Media. Courses: Acting, Animation, Film, and Moving Image Production, Fine Art, Games Art and Design, Games Development, Photography, VFX).
Nominees: Jemma Warrington, Janet Chase, Emily Thompson, Myrna Yildiz and Daisy Dodsworth
Winner: Janet Chase
Student Rep of the Year (Design and Architecture)
This award recognises a Student Rep for the Faculty of Design and Architecture. Courses: Architecture, Fashion, Fashion Communication and Promotion, Fashion Marketing and Business, Graphics, Illustration, Interior Design.
Nominees: Indianna Williams, Alfie Wright and Aurora Engen
Winners: Alfie Wright
Outstanding New Society Award
This award celebrates the hard work of society officers who created their society in the 2021-22 academic year.
Nominees: Afro-Carribean Society and UDM Society
Winner: Afro-Carribean Society
Society of the Year
Society of the Year recognises a Society that has excelled in delivering for its members and created community spaces in person, online, or through events
Nominees: UDM Society
Winner: UDM Society
Sports Club of the Year
Sports Club of the Year recognises a Club that has excelled in delivering for its members and created community spaces in person, online, or through events
Nominees: Netball Club, NUA FC
Winner: NUA FC
Club or Society Person of the Year
Club or Society Person of the Year recognises the work of a specific individual within the student group community
Nominees: Ryan Ip, Antonio Rios, Cammille Marsh and Rosie Hindle
Winner: Ryan Ip