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Student Choice Awards


Your opportunity to recognise and reward staff at the University who go above and beyond for students


The Student Choice Awards gives you the chance to show your appreciation for academic and professional staff who have had a profound impact on your university experience. Make sure the commitment of a standout staff member doesn't go unnoticed. Write them a message of gratitude!



How to nominate


Click here to be taken to the nominations page


Click the pink + button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen


Write your message about the staff member you are nominating. You could write it to them or about them. Let us know how they've made a difference to your student experience. Feel free to add a photo to your nomination if you have one with the member of staff or fellow coursemates! This would be a lovely addition to the page


Make sure it's clear to us who you are nominating by including their full name and department/school. We can then let them know that they have won a Student Choice Award


If you would like us to share the details of your nomination with the staff member, please indicate this as your preference (i.e. "I would like my nomination to be shared"). If you do not indicate this as your preference, or if you state that you would not like us to share the details of your nomination, we will leave it untouched on this page. Please note that this page is open for all to view, so we can't completely hide anyone's nomination


Do you want your nomination to remain anonymous? All entries on this page are automatically set to be unnamed. If you would like your name to appear next to your nomination, please write it in at the bottom of your message


Submit your nomination


Monday 15th June - Friday 31st July

For this year only, we won't be taking nominations in the conventional way. We have decided not to limit student with any categories or criteria. This year we are simply encouraging students to leave kind words for any staff member that has made a difference to their time at UH on a "wall of thanks". This will be open from Monday 15th June - Friday 31st July. All staff members that receive a nomination will win a Student Choice Award. Once the nominations window has closed, we will inform all of our winners


We were so very excited to launch our new-look Student Choice Awards ready for a ceremony in May, when this year took a completely unexpected turn. The disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to the University has unfortunately affected the Student Choice Awards too. As a result of the unforeseen circumstances, we've had to play around with the format of this year's awards. As such, this year they will look a little different to normal. We are sadly no longer able to host an awards ceremony on campus. We're also doing away with categories and criteria this year. So what are we doing? We're giving students a 6 week window whereby they can leave a message of gratitude on our page for any staff member that they feel deserves a special shoutout. There will be no shortlist or highly-commended nominees, only winners! All staff members that are nominated will receive a Student Choice Award


Earlier this year we asked students to vote on a new name for our teaching awards. Our teaching awards have formerly been known as the Student Teaching Achievement Gold (STAG) Awards and, prior to that, the Student-Led Teaching Awards. Whilst the awards are all about the learning experience of students, we felt the emphasis was too heavily weighted towards teaching. We know that professional staff can have just as big of an impact on your higher education as our brilliant academic staff. All staff, regardless of whether they are academic or professional, are worthy of being rewarded for the difference they make to the lives of our students. We therefore wanted a name that reflected these all-encompassing awards. We put a vote out to students and it turns out your favourite was the same as ours, leaving us with the Student Choice Awards. We promise we'll stick by this name for years to come!


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