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The Student Led Awards at Brunel aim to recognise and promote exceptional practice among members of University Staff. Each year the union gives students the opportunity to acknowledge individuals who stand out, inspire, motivate and engage with the student population. The scheme develops the Union’s partnership with the University, highlights the importance of student experience and amplifies student voice on campus. This year we have rebranded to encompass all important aspects of the student life. 

 

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Tutor/Supervisor of the Year Award

Definition
The Tutor/Supervisor of the Year Award will be awarded to a member of academic staff that has offered exceptional support to tutees and supervisees.

Core Criteria

Provides support to their tutees in terms of academic and non-academic advice, and has the desire to better the lives of their students.

Provides opportunities for multiple forms of communication through telephone calls, emails and face to face meetings, and advertises their availability to students.

Provides realistic solutions to any issues and constructive feedback where necessary.

Eligibility
A member of academic staff

The Tutor/Supervisor of the Year Award will be awarded by college. This year there will not be an overarching winner selected from the three college winners.

 

Outstanding Feedback Award

Definition
The Outstanding Feedback Award will be awarded to a member of Academic Staff, or a Postgraduate Student who teaches, that has offered exceptional feedback through innovative and constructive ways.

Core Criteria

Provides feedback in a timely fashion, with constructive comments and clearly described areas for improvement.

Provides resources to allow students to complete the assignment to a suitable level, such as lectures, additional reading or laboratory time.

Provides feedback in innovative ways, such as face to face, or through individualised emails.

Allows students to contact them regarding any feedback queries.

Eligibility
A member of Academic Staff or Postgraduate that teaches

 

Lecturer of the Year Award

Definition

The Lecturer of the Year Award will be awarded to an inspirational member of academic staff, or a Postgraduate Student, who teaches in innovative and captivating ways; and engages with students in their learning beyond what is expected.

Core Criteria

A true passion for lecturing, and engages the whole class in every lecture.

Is knowledgeable in their area, and provides structured seminars and tutorials that add to the learning experience.

Actively challenges students in class and encourages critical thinking.

Uses a diverse range of teaching methods that reflects the range of needs of the student body.

Adopts engaging and innovative ways of teaching, such as technological enhancements or teaching based outside of the lecture room.

Eligibility
A member of Academic Staff or Postgraduate that teaches

The Lecturer of the Year award will be awarded by college. This year there will not be an overarching winner selected from the three college winners.

 

Exceptional Support Staff Award

Definition
The Exceptional Support Staff Award is awarded to a member of Non-Academic Staff that has supported a student in their studies or personal matters.

Core Criteria

Provides support with Academia, placements, or advanced learning.

Provides support with pastoral matters such as counselling or religion.

Has benefited the student in staying within the University.

Eligibility

A member of Non-Academic Staff

 

Sustainability Champion Award

Definition
Sustainability is the creation and maintenance of environmental, economic, social and cultural conditions that allow human and natural life to flourish and continue, without stalling the ability of future generations to flourish also.

The Sustainability Champion Award will be awarded to a member of University staff who has gone above and beyond to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to be sustainability leaders.

Core Criteria

Promotes sustainable living and commitment to our environment.

Encourages students to share ideas relating to sustainability with other students or people in the wider community.

Supports student groups to organise around sustainability and engages with their activities.

Inspires and prepares their students with the necessary knowledge and tools to go on to develop sustainable practice.

Eligibility
A member of University Staff

 

Liberation, Equality and Diversity Champion Award

Definition

The Liberation Equality and Diversity Champion Award will be awarded to a member of University Staff who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the support and empowerment of BME, LGBT+, Disabled students and other under-represented groups on campus.

Core Criteria

Provides tailored support for academic or pastoral matters consistent with individual needs, increasing a sense of encouragement and belonging among under-represented students.

Promotes inclusion, challenges inequality and cultivates an empowering environment for all in their work,

Engages with projects, events and initiatives that seek to advance marginalised groups in their own time.

Eligibility

A member of University Staff

 

Global Citizen Award

Definition

A Global Citizen is an individual who is aware of the wider world, and has an exceptional commitment to their role within it. They value diversity, challenge social injustice and promote inclusion. The Global Citizen Award will be awarded to a member of University Staff from the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS), who embodies these qualities in a professional context.

Core Criteria

Actively engages with intercultural and liberation initiatives that seek to advocate for marginalised students at Brunel i.e. diversifying the curriculum.

Demonstrates leadership in fostering a global community on campus.

Promotes inclusion and cultivates an empowering environment for students in their academic role.

Eligibility

A member of University Staff from the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS)

 

Technician of the Year Award

Definition

The Technician of the Year Award will be awarded to a technician who has provided their students with exceptional support in an academic, practical and personal capacity.

Core Criteria

Delivers tailored instruction and learning support. A technician who has been exceptional in helping students understand difficult concepts through labs and practical experiments.

Has gone the extra mile to support student projects, student societies or student social activities.

Has provided outstanding support for a final year project, or another substantive piece of work.

Eligibility

A member of University Staff from the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS)

 

Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners of the SLTA's and why they won below:

2013/14 2014/15 | 2015/16 | 2016/17 | 2017/18

SLA Reports

2014/15 | 2015/16 | 2016/17 | 2018/19