SU Awards 2021
The SU Awards 2021 - The Winners!
Our brilliant, passionate and inspiring students have achieved such amazing things for yourselves, your peers, and your communities, in what has been an incredibly difficult year.
After receiving nominations from both students and staff across the University to recognise the efforts of our students, Clubs, Societies and groups... we're delighted to announce our winners!
Find our winners and honourable mentions below. Plus, enjoy the virtual award show here on our Facebook page.
Celebrating Innovative Online Activities
- Evidence Based Nursing Student Champions
- GP Society
- QUB Voices podcast team
- Spanish and Portuguese Society
- Thomas Copeland, Queen’s Radio and Literific
Instead of meeting up as normal, a huge amount of our lives this year has been lived online. From working and studying to partying and performing, the world of online activities has opened up like never before.
In this category, we want to celebrate students who have run online events and activities to engage, entertain, educate, and empower others. Whether it’s regular workouts, online volunteering, or livestreamed panel events – we want to hear all about it!
- Supporting Our Community
- Michael Upham, EPS Faculty Representative
- Mohammed Abdul Salam, Feed the Needy
- Courtney Girvin, Orla Brady, Niamh Oddy, Belfast Girl Gang
- Samirah Binte Mohd Amir, School of Psychology
Within Queen’s, across Belfast, and even internationally, our community has never been more important. Despite isolation and lockdown, the Queen’s student community has stayed strong.
In this category, we want to shine a spotlight on students who have gone the extra mile to support our community this year. Perhaps you organised a brilliant online fundraiser for a local charity, got involved in a local social enterprise, or just made a point of checking in on your Club / Society members or neighbours. However you’ve supported others this year, let us know.
- Championing Wellbeing
- EEECS Mental Health Ambassadors
- Inclusion Society
- Oluwayomi Olaide-Kolapo, Residential Assistant and African-Caribbean Students’ Society
- Rachel Hasson
- The Scoop
The last year has been a challenge for us all, especially when we’ve been physically and socially distant from others. Supporting our wellbeing has never been so important.
In this category, we want to hear about the ways you have helped to champion wellbeing throughout the past year. Maybe you’ve set up informal study sessions to help your course-mates stick together and build up morale. Perhaps you used social media to run a campaign promoting self-care to your peers. Or maybe you led open sessions on mindfulness and relaxation. Whatever it is you did to support wellbeing, we want to know!
- Adapting to Challenging Times
- Darragh Tibbs, Queen’s Radio
- Frances Logan, Belfast Marrow
- Democratic Unionist Association Society
- Malaysian Students’ Society and President Yi Kang Choo
- Photographic Society
Almost every aspect of our lives has been impacted by the pandemic over the last year – it certainly hasn’t been ‘business as normal’ for some time. But despite the circumstances, our student community has shown incredible adaptability and has risen to the challenge!
On top of moving to online teaching and learning, our students have been running Clubs and Societies, volunteering, developing their entrepreneurial skills, representing their peers, and more. We want to celebrate some examples of the students who have managed to adapt to the circumstances, achieve great things, or even start something completely new.
- We’re All Stars Here
- Queen’s Student Mentors' Reading Together Programme
- Ryan Zantinge, Student Hardship Fun(d) Run
- Andrew Fisher, Unihoc-Floorball Club
- Esports Society
- Writers’ Society
Hey – we made it. That in and of itself is an achievement in our books. We want to make sure that all of our stars are celebrated, so if you’re not sure which category to go for (or if none of them apply), you can submit a nomination for anything under this category. All things weird and wonderful are welcome!