Nominations Now Closed!

Thank you immensely to every one of you who took the time to submit a nomination for this year's SU Student Awards.

We are delighted to unveil this year's shortlist:
 

Inclusivity Award - This award is open to all students. 

Shortlisted: 
American Football
Trampolining
Dance

This award is for any student or student group (club, society, Networks, etc) that has shown a commitment to inclusivity. This can be demonstrated by: 
- Great enthusiasm and ability to motivate and inspire others to get involved 
- Bringing students together through inclusive and engaging events and activities 
- Raises awareness and educates others in inclusivity and removing barriers for student groups to engage.

Most Engaged in the Student Community - This award is open to all students. 

Shortlisted:
Isobel Jary
Cara Hall
Sarah Parure

This award celebrates a student group who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to SU activity. As the range of ways that students contribute to the SU is broad, this criteria is a list of possible examples but is not exhaustive. This can be demonstrated by: 
- Inspired others and increased participation through their involvement
- Shown inclusive practices which consider the importance of equal opportunities
- Showed extraordinary dedication to the student experience

Legacy Award - This award is open to all students. 

Shortlisted:
Jamie Scarrott
Chatty Cafe
Neal Osborn 

An award to recognise and acknowledge a particular student who through their actions at UoG has left a legacy that will continue even after they have graduated and will positively impact the lives of students. This could also include policy change.

Student Voice Assistant of the Year - This award is exclusive to Student Voice Assistants. 

Shortlisted:
Bianca Holland
Joshua Taylor
Patrick Loveard 

This award recognises a Student Voice Assistant who has contributed to academic improvements by working in partnership with the university and SU. This should be evidenced through: 

- Being active in their role, attending training sessions and regularly collecting student feedback 
- Change that has had a positive impact on the academic experience of their peers 
- Innovative work to increase engagement with academic representation activity at a departmental level

Course Rep of the Year - This award is exclusive to Course Reps.

Shortlisted:
Callum Warren

Harry Keward
Robyn Brimelow 

This award recognises a Course Rep who has contributed to academic improvements by working in partnership with the university and SU. This should be evidenced through: 
- Being active in their role, attending training sessions and regularly collecting student feedback 
- Change that has had a positive impact on the academic experience of their peers 
- Innovative work to increase engagement with academic representation activity at a departmental level

Society of the Year - This award is exclusive to societies. 

Shortlisted: 
Arts Society
Christian Union
Darts Society

This award is for an outstanding society who have gone above and beyond to provide an excellent experience to its members. A nomination for this award should consider: 
- Demonstrations of the group's achievements, inside and outside of university 
- Provision of outstanding events, competitions and activities for the members’ experience 
- Creating experiential and learning opportunities relevant to the society topic

 New Society of the Year - This award is exclusive to Societies. 

Shortlisted: 
Arts Society
Let's Stitch
SURG
Mooting Society

This award is for an outstanding society started within this academic year who have gone above and beyond to provide an excellent experience to their members. A nomination for this award should consider: 
- Demonstrations of the group's achievements, inside and outside of university 
- Provision of outstanding events, competitions and activities for the members’ experience.

Society Member of the Year - This award is exclusive to society members. 

Shortlisted: 
Josiah Frith
Elizabeth Garrett
Amy Jewitt 

This award is for an outstanding member of a society who has demonstrated:
- Excellent club or society engagement and enthusiasm by inspiring others
- Has actively improved the member's experience.

Most Engaged Society with the SU - This award is exclusive to Societies

Shortlisted: 
Arts Society
Christian Union
Nintendo Society

This award celebrates a society who has gone above and beyond in their dedication to SU activity. As the range of ways that students contribute to the SU is broad, this criteria is a list of possible examples but is not exhaustive. This can be demonstrated by: 
- Inspiring others and increasing participation through their involvement 
- Shown inclusive practices which consider the importance of equal opportunities 
- Otherwise shown extraordinary dedication to the student experience

Event of the Year - This award is open to all students

Shortlisted:
Badminton Charity Tournament
Darts 24 Hour Fundraiser
So You Think You Can Dance - Dance
Tash Bash - Men's Rugby Union 

This award recognises an event organised by an SU group that was unique, creative and forward-thinking. This can be demonstrated through any of the following: 
- An event that brought people together
- Was well organised
- raised funds for charity
- Was fun for everyone attending 
- Was held for a great purpose
- The event may have utilised new platforms for marketing
- Improved the execution of the event
- Adapted to the needs and wants of members and attendees
- Upheld SU values

Best Marketed Student Group of the Year - This award is exclusive to sports clubs and societies. 

Shortlisted:
American Football
Netball
Volleyball 

This award celebrates a club or society who have effectively used online and physical marketing to promote their club or society and its activities. This can be demonstrated by: 
- Engaging new members of the club or society through their online and physical campaigns 
- Effectively and frequently communicating with all students any messaging, updates or achievements

Club Captain of the Year - This award is exclusive to Club Captains.

Shortlisted:
Vanessa Garrett
Katy Owen
Izzy Bryant

Aodha Hession

This award is for an outstanding Club Captain who has demonstrated: 
- Excellent club engagement and enthusiasm by inspiring others
- Has been motivated to improve the member's experience
- Has shown positive leadership qualities during their time as club captain
- Been a role model for their club and #TeamGlos

Club Member of the Year - This award is exclusive to Club Members. 

Shortlisted:
Marshal Rahman
Callum Warren
Becca Frearson
Amy Caporn 

This award is for an outstanding club member of a club who has demonstrated: 
- Excellent club engagement and enthusiasm by inspiring others 
- Has shown motivation to improve the member's experience

Most Engaged Club with the SU - This award is exclusive to Sports Clubs.

Shortlisted: 
Netball
Dance
American Football

This award celebrates a club who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to SU activity. As the range of ways that students contribute to the SU is broad, this criteria is a list of possible examples but is not exhaustive. This can be demonstrated by: 
- Inspired others and increased participation through their involvement 
- Shown inclusive practices which consider the importance of equal opportunities 
- Shown extraordinary dedication to the student experience

Performance of the Year - This award is exclusive to clubs and club members.

Shortlisted:
Dance
Cricket
American Football

This award recognises the individual or club who had achieved remarkable feats. This can be demonstrated by their:
- Significant effort in a game/match to achieve a win
- Their dedication to performing to a high standard regardless of outcome 
- Creating an exciting atmosphere for spectators 

Award for Sporting Excellence - This award is exclusive to club members

Shortlisted:
Amy Caporn
Jade Crick
Owen Waters
Tayla Alexander

Awarded to the individual who, during the year or their time at university, has reached a particularly outstanding level of sporting achievement in at least one discipline. Things to think about: 
- How well has this individual performed in their competitions/ tournaments/ leagues this year outside of university (regional/national/international)? 
- What is this individual’s biggest sporting achievement during their time at university?

Sports Scholar of the Year - This award is exclusive to Sports Scholars.

Shortlisted:
Amy Caporn
Marc Brendenkamp
Ryan Kilmister 

This award is awarded to the sports scholar who has not only shown outstanding knowledge or performance in their area of expertise but has also embodied the UoG spirit, taken the opportunities offered to them and used the benefits of the programme to improve themselves both professionally and personally.
They are a player, coach or official who has involved themselves fully in the scholarship programme and has had a positive impact on the sporting community at UoG as a result.

Sports Personality of the Year - This award is exclusive to club members.

Shortlisted:
Callum Warren
Isobel Jary
Jamie Scarrott
Owen Waters 

Awarded to an individual who shows a good sense of sportsmanship, personal flair, humour and enthusiasm in all aspects of their sport and the outward Team community.

 

Julia Hester Memorial Award -

Shortlisted:
Matt Farrell
Thomas Maddison
Prajit Parakash

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Club Colours - This award is exclusive to club members.

Half Colours

American Football:
Harry Owen
Hero Lubangu

Jamie Scarrott

Athletics:
Hannah Reeves
Phoebe Davies

Taylah Cush

Badminton:
James Bancroft
Matt Jones

Robert Collins

Dance:
Abi Love
Becca Frearson
Emily Wilkinson
Freya Pullen
Hollie Pugh
Lauren Elkins

Men's Football:
Daniel Jones
Joe Comerford
Matt Whittle
Tyler Munn

Women's Football and Futsal:
Amelia Sharp
Becca Hoare
Jada George
Lydia Neal
Millie Chaplin

Men's Hockey:
Lochie Poore
Sam Evans

Women's Hockey:
Lauren Dun
Sarah Bennet

Lacrosse:
Amelia Collett
Laura Jolliffe
Oliver Batt

Netball:
Ella Clifton
Emily Hammond
Eve Perkins
Imogen Jones
Jess Nock
Lucy Kirby
Nina Brown
Skye Money
Tia Davies
Vanessa Garratt
Zoe Parsons

Rugby League:
Ethan Stanway
Jack Van Kuyk
Loius Birch
Tom Wills

Men's Rugby Union:
Callum Warren
Harry Legg
James Sampson
Max Mosley
Niall Reilly
Toby Atkinson

Women's Rugby Union:
Anna Wash
Chelsea Page
Ferya Roper-Knight
Grace Wilson
Sophie Phillips

Swimming and Waterpolo:
Eleanor Jones

Tennis:
Chloe Boulton
Oliver Lewis

Trampolining:
Charlotte Orley
Hannah Fry
Olivia Withers

Volleyball:
Amrit Gurung
Imi Symons
Marshal S. Rahman
Mohammed Sumani

 

Full Colours

American Football:
Isobel Jary
Jordan Vincent

Simon Bennett

Athletics:
Ellie-Mae Staniforth

Badminton:
Izzy Bryant
Matt Farrell

Owen Waters

Dance:
Amelia Gilvery
Ellie Cook
Katy Owen
Nicole Michael-Pugh

Equestrian:
Tayla Alexander

Women's Football and Futsal:
Hope Morris

Men's Hockey:
Jamie Cooper
Tomos Robinson

Japanese Jiu-Jitsu:
Megan Layfield
Mark Tracey

Lacrosse:
Grace Bonandrini

Netball:
Amy Caporn

Rugby League:
Benjamin Cripps
Mackenzie Cummings
Owen Priest

Women's Rugby Union:
Madi Williams

Swimming and Waterpolo:
Ellie O-Donnell
George Kelman-Johns

The University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union awards Club Colours to recognise the invaluable work of students who have made outstanding contributions to the sport, running, operation, and activity of a UoG Club. 
To read the criteria for club colours, click here.

 

 

What is the nomination process?

Opening and Closing Dates: Nominations for all awards open on Thursday, March 28th at 12 midday, and will run for two weeks, closing on Thursday, April 11th at 23:59.

Who Can Nominate: Both UoG students and university staff can nominate candidates. You can even nominate yourself if you believe you deserve recognition!

Access to Information: The full list of awards, along with their respective criteria, will be available on our website. This ensures transparency and clarity about what each award represents.

Submitting Nominations: To cast your nomination(s), simply complete the online form. You can nominate individuals or groups for as many or as few awards as you like. However, it's essential to provide a reason for your nomination; otherwise, it won't be considered.

Shortlisting Process: After nominations close, shortlisting begins for each award. The shortlisting process is based on the number of nominations received. In the event of a tie, a panel of judges made up of SU staff will make the final decision, considering all reasoning provided. Each award will have a minimum of three and a maximum of four nominees.

Notification and Announcement: Once shortlisting is complete, nominees will be notified via email. We'll also share the shortlisted candidates across our social channels and website, so everyone can join in the excitement!

Selecting Winners: The judging panel made up of SU Staff, carefully reviews the reasoning provided for those shortlisted, to determine the winners. This underscores the importance of including your 'Why' when submitting nominations. Your input could significantly influence the final decision and ultimately determine the recipients of the prestigious SU Student Awards!