Student Voice & Impact Awards

 

The Student Voice & Impact Awards recognise and celebrate students who advocate and create change for the student experience, including Course Reps, Execs, Activists & Campaigners.

Your Students' Union is democratic and student-led, so these awards are perfect to showcase the value and impact your involvement has to the Warwick Community. Make sure to nominate your friends, inspirational students who've really pushed for change, or campaigners that have made impactful changes on campus. This years awards have a wide variety to showcase the many kinds of ways that students can have an impact through the Students Union here at Warwick, so check below for more details!

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Outstanding Contribution

Awarded to an Individual that has shown exceptional levels of compassion and thoughtfulness during the year, giving back either through fundraisers, campaigns, or single acts of kindness.

Part-Time Officer of the Year

A Part-Time Officer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the role and achieved real impact for students whilst in office. Their work representing communities and/or developing projects whilst studying is an amazing feat and the change they create impacts student lives for the better.

This award is open to all Part-Time Officers (Disabled Students’, Environment and Ethics, Ethnic Minorities’, International Students’ (Non-EU & EU), LGBTUA+, Part-Time and Mature Students’, Trans Students’, Widening Participation, Women’s, and the Chair & Deputy Chair of Council).

SU Committee Member of the Year

This award recognises the SU Committee member who has shown outstanding commitment to their Exec, and has contributed to its successes. They have supported other SU Committee members in their activities and helped achieve a positive impact for students.

This award is open to all SU Committee members (Democracy, Development, Academic Council, Liberation and Diversity, Postgraduate Experience, Societies, Sports, Welfare).

SU Committee of the Year

SU Committee of the year has consistently engaged with the wider student population. They have made a positive impact on the student experience, enhanced the reputation of the Students’ Union or created positive change within the Union or local community. This could be through lobbying, campaigning, writing policy or through any other creative means! The Exec have successfully collaborated to achieve positive changes.

This award is open to all SU Committees (Democracy, Development, Academic Council, Liberation & Diversity, Postgraduate Experience, Societies, Sports, Welfare).

Faculty/Department Rep of the Year

This Faculty Representative has excelled in representing their cohort and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the role. They have formed partnerships across the university community to achieve positive change and have made a difference to the lives of students and staff.

This award is open to all Faculty & Department Representatives.

Jacquie Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to Democracy

Jacquie Page was a much loved and highly respected member of staff who supported and inspired a vast number of students in their leadership, personal development, in their understanding of democracy in the Students’ Union and beyond. Her twenty one years at the helm of SU Democracy was an amazing achievement and we miss her greatly. This award is dedicated to her memory and to her legacy.

This award is open to any student who has made an outstanding contribution to democracy. Someone who has engaged with democrat ice processes to enact positive change.

Kevin Gately Award for Student Activism

Kevin Gately was a mathematics student at Warwick who died demonstrating against a National Front march through London on 15th June 1974. He was the first person to die in a demonstration in Great Britain for at least 55 years. This award is for the great student activists within Warwick who develop change and inspire students to do the same. They are a big force on campus and makes sure that students are prioritised within the Warwick Community.

This award is open to any student or group of students.

Course Rep of the Year

Truly committed to their role and the fair representation of their cohort’s academic interests at the SSLC, this course rep is exceptional. They actively seek course-related feedback from their fellow students, consistently attend SSLC meetings and constructively deliver this feedback to the SSLC, collaborating with other course reps and members of academic staff to strive for productive, realistic solutions. They are an effective, coherent communicator, a strong negotiator and are motivated to have a positive impact on academic life at Warwick. They have also attended Course Rep training and actively engaged with the SU.

This award is open to all course reps registered with the SU.

Outstanding Leadership

Creating outstanding student leaders is one of the main aspects of a Students’ Union. Outstanding leaders can come from any area of the SU. From success with a campaign, society, club or Exec to leadership in representation within a SSLC, Exec or voluntary group. It could be an official or unofficial leadership role as long as it is outstanding.

This award is open to any student.

Student Wellbeing Champion

Promoting wellbeing and a positive attitude towards supporting student mental health has been ever more prevalent during the Covid-19 pandemic. This award is for an individual who not only demonstrates a commitment to their own wellbeing but has invested in the wellbeing of their peers. They have actively engaged in, or promoted, social, mental or physical wellbeing activities that inspire students; is an advocate for breaking down barriers and stigmas or has reached out to others to offer support. They are simply passionate about helping fellow students and have gone that extra mile in what has been a difficult year.

This award is open to any student or group of students.

SSLC of the Year

The SSLC of the year has engaged with the SU and their cohort, and made a positive impact on the student experience, or created positive change within the Union or their department. They are led by a great Chair & Sec as have great attendance and engagement from their Course Reps. A great SSLC is a partnership between students and University staff.

This award is open to all SSLCs.

Campaigning for Change

Creating change is an important part of Student Voice. A great campaign doesn’t just create change but also makes sure that this change is sustainable and inspire people into developing a better student experience and/or awareness of an issue.

This award is open to any student or group of students.

SU Committee of the Year
Sports Committee
Societies Committee
Academic Council

SU Committee Member of the Year
Sueda Oktay
Nathan Cox

SSLC of the Year
Warwick Medical School (MBChB)
School of Life Sciences UG SSLC
PGR Department of Education Studies SSLC

Part-Time Officer of the Year
Kieran Barry
Enaya Nihal

Jacquie Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to Democracy
Maurizio Cuttin
Harry Jee
Sienna Siu

Faculty/Department Rep of the Year
Caleb Heather
Kiranjit Kaur Shergill
Sabrina Muhamad Sabri

Course Rep of the Year
Emily Neville
Paulo Arroyo
Edward Stanbury

Campaigning for Change
Charlotte Pembleton
Andrea Elizabeth Rachel Varghese
Ben Althen

Outstanding Contribution
Ten Takeda
Ben Althen
Chih-Hsiang Lo

Kevin Gately Award for Student Activism
Hamza Rehman
Tom Paddock
Tom Garth
Outstanding Leadership
Paulo Arroyo
Olivia Lancastle
Janet Zheng & Weiwei Su
Benjamin Foster
Tomi Amole
Student Wellbeing Champion
Nico Ruga
Alice Lane
Minali Sanghani
Renee Addo
Enaya Nihal
SU Committee of the Year
Sports Committee

SU Committee Member of the Year
Sueda Oktay

SSLC of the Year
Warwick Medical School (MBChB)

Part-Time Officer of the Year
Kieran Barry

Jacquie Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to Democracy
Sienna Siu

Faculty/Department Rep of the Year
Caleb Heather

Course Rep of the Year
Paulo Arroyo

Campaigning for Change
Ben Althen

Outstanding Contribution
Chih-Hsiang Lo

Kevin Gately Award for Student Activism
Hamza Rehman

Outstanding Leadership
Paulo Arroyo

Student Wellbeing Champion
Alice Lane