Queen's Students' Union Education Awards


Queen's Students' Union Education Awards

We want to celebrate academic excellence and reward staff, students and Schools for their contribution to assuring and enhancing the quality of education and the student experience at Queen's.

We are grateful to students for volunteering as School Reps, Course/Class Reps and Peer Mentors and we appreciate staff and Schools for listening to the student voicesupporting students and making positive changes as a result. 

We want to acknowledge the commitment and determination of everyone who is involved in this process and have 12 awards available.

Whether you are a student or staff member, you can nominate yourself or another student/staff member or School by 5pm, Mon 3 April.

Student Award - Course Rep of the Year for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

This award goes to a Course Representative who has been an active member of their Staff Student Consultative Committee in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The winner of this award will have demonstrated commitment, passion and dedication to the role and they will have gone beyond the call of duty to help improve the quality of their course and represent the views of their peers at SSCC.

Student Award - Course Rep of the Year for the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

This award goes to a Course Representative who has been an active member of their Staff Student Consultative Committee in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The winner of this award will have demonstrated commitment, passion and dedication to the role and they will have gone beyond the call of duty to help improve the quality of their course and represent the views of their peers at SSCC.

Student Award - Course Rep of the Year for the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

This award goes to a Course Representative who has been an active member of their Staff Student Consultative Committee in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. The winner of this award will have demonstrated commitment, passion and dedication to the role and they will have gone beyond the call of duty to help improve the quality of their course and represent the views of their peers at SSCC.

Student Award - Peer Mentor of the Year

This award recognises the Queen's Undergraduate Peer Mentor who has demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm, commitment, approachability and encouragement in their role of helping new first year students settle into university life. Nominations will be on the basis of the mentor’s positive impact on individuals in the first year body and on their contribution to a welcoming, supportive and engaging School community.

Student Award - School Rep of the Year

This award recognises the School Representative who has had a strong impact on their School, the Institution and on their peers. They will have shown leadership to their Course Representatives and passionately represented their peers at Academic Board, Student Council and in their own School Committees. The individual will have been nominated on the merits of the work that they have carried out in order to improve the educational experience of students in their School and the wider student body.

Teaching Staff Award - Personal Tutor of the Year

This award will go to an approachable and helpful Personal Tutor who has made an extra effort to ensure their tutees understand the value and role Personal Tutors have in their education. They will help tutees think constructively about academic progress and personal development and give them sound advice, information and encouragement that will help them achieve their goals

Teaching Staff Award - Best Feedback

This award will go the teacher who has gone above and beyond to provide students with personalised, detailed and effective feedback which enables them to reflect and develop on their strengths and weaknesses. This teacher will place feedback at the heart of the learning process in a manner which is accessible and facilitates continuous guided learning.

Teaching Staff Award - Most Involved

This award will go to the staff member who has been substantially involved in student led activities at Queen’s. They will have shown outstanding support to student societies, peer mentors, course representatives or other student groups in their school and in the wider student community.

Teaching Staff Award - Employability Champion

This award will recognise the staff member who has been the biggest advocate for employability and student development. The staff member will promote activities and external links which develop employability skills and prepare students for their professional life after university.

Teaching Staff Award - Most Inspiring/Motivating

This award recognises the lecturer whose passion and style of teaching motivates students to engage with the subject and inspires students to work hard and achieve their academic potential.

Best Student Staff Consultative Committee

This award will give special recognition to the School that shows the most support and engagement with their Course Reps and School Reps, listening to the views of students and implementing changes. The winning School will have demonstrated genuine collaboration in their effort to improve the quality of education they deliver

Outstanding Contribution to Student Welfare

This person or team, staff or student, will have shown an outstanding dedication to student welfare and supporting students. This person or team will have promoted positive student wellbeing, recognising that academic achievement and progression requires inclusive support. They will have shown achievements in advancing and developing the support mechanisms in place, all the while, advocating for student need

 

 

Our judging panel is made up of staff and students. To help them with their decision please include:

  • How the nominee(s) have impacted on the student experience and voice
  • How the nominee(s) have improved education at Queen's

The more examples of their good work that you can include, the better!

Make a Nomination


Judging Process Timeline

5pm, Mon 3 April - Nominations close. Nominations are initially shortlisted and nominees are invited to the Awards ceremony.

Mon 10 - Wed 12 April - Panel members meet to judge short submissions. The panel is made up of staff, students and Pro-Vice Chancellors.

5pm, Wed 10 May - Education Awards Ceremony Night where winners will be revealed!


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