nua students' union

awards 2022

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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!

2021 Award night photos 

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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

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. 

Inspirational Student of the Year
A student who has gone above and beyond for others and inspires their peers. 


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.

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.  

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 have made an impact with their work. 

Student Rep Team of the Year
This award recognises a Student Rep Team who have been exemplary in their representative role and supported students in their school in challenging times.

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)

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.

Outstanding New Society Award 
This award celebrates the hard work of society officers who created their society in the 2020-21 academic year. 

Society of the Year
Society of the Year recognises a Society that have excelled in delivering for its members and created community spaces in person, online or through events

Sports Club of the Year
Sports Club of the Year recognises a Club that have excelled in delivering for its members and created community spaces in person, online or through events