THE AWARDS

Check out our awards categories below – you can nominate your lecturer, society and more to celebrate their achievements and ensure that they’re being recognised for their hard work.

Student Staff Member of the Year Award

1 award, across the campuses to a Brighton SU student staff member. Union staff and student staff nominate and the Awards Panel decides.

This award is to recognise a member of SU student staff who has exceeded the expectations of their role and gone above and beyond. They will have worked hard to deliver excellent service and their efforts will have made a positive impact on their peers and the Students' Union.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Have they shown dedication and commitment to their role within Brighton SU?
  • Have they exceeded the expectations of the role and deliver high quality work?
  • Have they positively impacted the work of Brighton Students' Union?

Volunteer Officer of the Year Award

1 award, across the campuses to a Brighton SU Volunteer Officer. Students and staff nominate and the Awards Panel decides.

One person has the ability to have a great impact on the world around them. This award is to recognise the Volunteer Officer who is passionate about their cause and a visible activist for change.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Have they shown commitment to activism on campus, in the local community and/or on a national level?
  • Have they raised awareness and engagement with their chosen cause?
  • Have they actively created and promoted opportunities for change?

Students’ Union Volunteer of the Year Award

1 award, across the campuses to a volunteer on a Brighton SU project. Students and staff nominate and the Awards Panel decides.

This award recognises the individual that has gone above and beyond whilst volunteering on Students’ Union projects. Whether they are helping to deliver our welfare projects or working to improve our clubs and societies this student has shown a passion for improving the student community.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Have they demonstrated a high level of commitment and dedication to their volunteering role(s)?
  • Are they reliable? Have they worked hard to fulfil their role to the best of their ability?
  • Have they excelled in their chosen role(s) and made a positive impact as a result?

Society of the Year Award

1 award, across the campuses to a Brighton SU society. Students and staff nominate and the Awards Panel decides.

This award is to recognise a society who has gone above and beyond to create a positive community for their members by running successful events and/or activities and engaging with Brighton Students' Union and the wider university.

Consider these points when nominating a society for this award:

  • Have they engaged their members in frequent and varied activities and events?
  • Have they successfully collaborated with other societies or departments within Brighton SU?
  • Have they shown commitment to develop the society and make it sustainable?
  • Have they made a positive contribution to their members’ overall university experience?

Course Rep of the Year Award

1 award, across the campuses to a Brighton SU Course Rep. Students and staff nominate and the Awards Panel decides.

This award is to celebrate someone who has gone above and beyond in their duties as a Rep. The winner of this award will be highly committed to their role, engage with relevant meetings and maintain contact with their peers, academic staff and the Students’ Union.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Are they committed, approachable and effective?
  • Do they work towards creating change for their peers?
  • Do they work in partnership with Brighton SU?

Support Staff Award

1 award, across all campuses, to a University of Brighton staff member working in a non-academic department. Students and staff nominate and a panel decides.

This award rewards the member of University support staff that has strived to improve the experience of students. Whether it’s developing their area of work to be more student focussed or offering excellent service the winner of this award will be passionate about supporting students.

Consider these points when nominating an individual or group for this award:

  • Are they committed to improving the student experience?
  • Do they offer excellent support to students?
  • Do they work in partnership with Brighton SU?

School of the Year Award

1 award, across all campuses, to a University of Brighton school. Students and staff nominate and a panel decides.

The School of the Year will be awarded to the school that has worked closely with the Students’ Union to encourage and develop student engagement, this may be through developing new and innovative ways for students to co-design their experience or by supporting the effective delivery of student representation through the Course Rep system.

Consider these points when nominating an individual or group for this award:

  • Do they have a commitment to student engagement activities?
  • Have they helped to recruit and support Course Reps?
  • Do they work in partnership with Brighton SU?

Inspirational Teaching Award

1 award, across all campuses, to a University of Brighton academic staff member. Students and staff nominate and a panel decides.

This award recognises inspirational teaching. The winner of the inspirational teaching award will enthuse and motivate students to learn. They will be passionate about their subject and be able impart that passion to their classes.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Are they passionate about their subject?
  • Do they motivate their students?
  • Do they support to students in their studies?

Innovative Teaching of the Year Award

1 award, across all campuses, to a University of Brighton staff member. Students and staff nominate and a panel decides.

This award recognises innovative teaching. Whether it is introducing new technology into the class room, trialling different teaching methods the winner of this award will be passionate about to developing the teaching in their area.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Have they introduced new ways of teaching a subject?
  • Do they use new technology or software in their delivery?

Honorary Membership Award

Special award chosen by Awards Panel, awarded to a non-student from the University or local community, who over a number of years had worked closely with the Union to improve the experience of students at the University of Brighton.

Brighton Students’ Union works closely with staff from all over the University and with organisations within the local community on projects aimed to improve the student experience.

This award recognises individuals who have, over a number of years, displayed a passion, drive and commitment to create impactful change that benefits students or has assisted the Students’ Union in achieving our goals.

Consider these points when nominating an individual for this award:

  • Have they contributed to improving the student experience over a number of years?
  • Have they worked to support and develop Brighton Students’ Union?

LaTrivia Grant Award

The LaTrivia Grant Award was introduced in 2017 in memory of the Late LaTrivia Grant. LaTrivia was an incredibly active and dedicated Union volunteer and held leadership roles in societies, was an elected Volunteer Officer, a Course Rep, a Campus Action Team member and also working as a student staff member in our Eastbourne office.

LaTrivia’s work and legacy lives on and we wish to continue to honour students who continue to make a difference to student’s lives just like LaTrivia did.

This award has been dedicated to a student who has shown great interest in the Union, what we do and the betterment of student’s life at university of Brighton Students’ Union. This award can be awarded to any student on any of our campuses and this award recognises the student who has outstandingly contributed to a number of union activities throughout their time at University of Brighton. 

This award will be chosen by the voting Brighton Students’ Union Award panel and considerations and evidence should be made when nominating candidates in regards to:

  • Whether or not the candidate have they contributed to Brighton Students’ Union across a number of areas or projects?
  • Whether they have had an impact on the wider student body?
  • Have they contributed via events, projects or campaigns?
  • Have they gone above and beyond what they have been asked to do or in work they have performed?