nua students' union

awards 2021

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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. You can nominate a student or student team for a range of awards that aim to cover the breadth of work our students do. 

You can nominate the same student for various awards, or nominate a different individual for several awards - if you know a student who has made a difference this year we want to know about it! If you are a current student, you can also recognise a staff member at NUA who has supported you or made a positive impact on your studies. 

See below for a full outline of the award categories and description before completing the Nomination form. 

Please complete the below form to nominate a student, student team or staff member for the NUASU 2021 Awards! 

Nominations open: 2nd June 2021
Nominations close: 11th June 2021
Event date: Wednesday 23rd June 2021 6pm-8pm.  
Nominees will be emailed with further event details once nominations have been processed. 

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.  

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.

Sustainability Award 

The Sustainability award is to recognise the work of a student or group who have embedded sustainability into their society, school or local community. 

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, 

PAL Person of the Year

The PAL Person of the Year Award recognises the hard work and dedication of a PAL Mentor who has supported students in a challenging 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 Society of the Year

Sports Society of the Year recognises a Sports Society that have supported members and created community spaces in person, online or through events. 

Outstanding Society Officer Team Award 

This award recognises a Society Officer Team that has worked together to provide activities, events or fundraising for student or local community throughout the last year.

Over the last academic year, we know there have been some teaching superstars who have ensured students are prepared, supported and inspired in their education. If you would like to say thank you to any staff member (whether teaching, technical or support staff) please complete the form above.

We will ensure the staff member receives a thank you card and token of gratitude from the SU after the award evening. 

Nominations are open

Award categories

Staff Recognition