The Students’ Union Awards is an annual celebration of the efforts and success of all our staff and students. Each year, students and staff submit nominations in different categories. A panel reads all the nominations and presents a shortlist and a winner in each category. The SU Awards celebrate those members of the University community who go above and beyond to make student life that little bit easier, and this year we're pleased to announce that there will be even more awards up for grabs than ever before!
SOCIETY OF THE YEAR: Computing Society
SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR: Football Team
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: Carolina Porquer
PART- TIME OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Leesha Daniells
CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR: Cost of Living
ACADEMIC REP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Jade Read and Tyler Payne
INCLUSIVITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR: Emmanuel Afolabi
FUNDRAISING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR: The Netball Team
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Emmanuel Afolabi
LECTURER OF THE YEAR: Mark Power
SUPPORT STAFF (NON-ACADEMIC) OF THE YEAR: Linda Pepper
DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR: Student Life
STAFF OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD: Sam Last
STUDENT OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD: Emmanuel Afolabi
The names of our shortlisted nominees will be announced May 10th at 12pm when voting goes live! All nominees will also recieve an email to let them know the day before.
The awards night will be on Friday 19th May 2023, at 7pm in Arlingtons of Ipswich. We will invite all those who are shortlisted, and each nominee also gets a plus one. Tickets are free for all attendees!
A panel of 3 UOS students, 3 UOS members of staff, and one non-voting chair will make up the panel. Voting will be open to all UOS students through an online portal.
Voting will open May 10th at 12pm, and is only open to current UOS students!
Due to the financial pressures we have all felt during the cost of living crisis, your SU felt that the money usually put into throwing a Summer Ball would be better spent making more smaller events throughout the year that students can access free of charge.
It also didn't feel right charging students high ticket prices, when the feedback we've had this year has been focussed on students having to cut back on essentials in order to continue their studies, so instead we are celebrating the end of the year in style with the awards ceremony, which has been sponsored by local businesses, to ensure that every student who is shortlisted and their plus one can attend for free.
Find out who won the awards in previous years: