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nua students' union

awards 2023

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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!

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Award Catergories

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

 
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