Union Awards Winner

Union Awards

Union Awards recognises the amazing contributions made by Leeds Beckett students over the past year. These awards not only show appreciation for the hard work that has been carried out, but also shows students that their effort has been acknowledged and rewarded. Here at the Students’ Union, we want to show that we appreciate the time and energy they have contributed to a society, campaign and other brilliant areas.

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FAQs

How many nominations can I make?

You can make as many nominations as you like.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you can nominate yourself.

Can Leeds Beckett staff nominate students?

Yes, any staff member can nominate a Leeds Beckett student for an award.

Categories

Event of the Year

Nominations for this award should recognise a student-led event that has really stood out from all the others this year - an event that was perhaps unique, gigantic, interesting, inclusive, loads of fun, or all of the above!

Diversity & Inclusivity Award

This award is for a student or student group/society who have worked towards bettering diversity and inclusivity in either the University, the Students' Union, their student group, or the community. They have worked towards ensuring there is a safe space for all, either through events, their promotional materials and/or social media.

Sustainability Award

This award is for a student, group or society who have had a positive impact in regards to the environment and sustainability. They may have made an effort to be more sustainable in their events and activities, or have campaigned for more sustainable practices at the University or Students' Union.

Covid Innovation Award

This award identifies a student, group or society that has managed to do something innovative to overcome the challenges faced by Covid restrictions. For example, this could be an exciting online event that made the most of the opportunity, or an innovative way of fundraising.

Society Development Award

The society development award recognises a new or existing society who has adapted well to challenges throughout the year, and has relished the opportunity to develop their society. This award may also recognise students who have put time and effort into their personal development to benefit their society.

Society of the Year

For many, student-led societies provide the backdrop to the University experience, offering social, cultural and developmental opportunities for students outside of their studies. Nominations for this award should recognise societies that have delivered consistently throughout the year – perhaps they have organised high-profile and well-attended events, promoted inter-society collaboration, or been active in the community.

Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Societies

For many, student-led societies provide the backdrop to the University experience, offering social, cultural and developmental opportunities for students outside of their studies. Nominations for this award should recognise students who have made a significant contribution to this important aspect of student life – perhaps a person that you can always rely on to attend society events, who contributes to a more fun and sociable environment when they are around, or someone who is a really strong leader of their society.

New Society of the Year

This award is for society that, although having only recently just been setup, has been able to have a significant impact with regards to hosting events, getting members involved and/or growing their online presence.

Volunteer of the Year

Hundreds of students volunteer to support their community and peers each year in all sorts of remarkable ways. Nominations for this award should recognise students who have gone over and above to give their time, skills and energy for the benefit of others.

Volunteering Initiative of the Year

This award is your chance to shine the light on the project, whether it is a one-off or regular project, which has made a significant impact on the lives of others and raised awareness of student volunteering. Nominations for this award should identify a project which has encouraged student participation, used effective publicity and is sustainable.

Community Impact Award

This award would recognise the achievements and hard work of those students, projects and societies that thrived towards a positive social change within the local Leeds Community through campaigns, fundraising activities, volunteering and leading a project.

Enterprising Initative of the Year

This award is for the student/students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair, developing innovative services to generate income and opportunities to meet local challenges.

Fundraiser of the Year

This award is for an individual, society or group that have successfully fundraised this year. The award may identify that it was done in a particularly innovative way, or that their fundraising made a significant difference either to the experience of students or for a particular cause.

Make A Difference Award

This award is for an individual student, a group of students, or a society who have worked together, to make a difference such as: delivering food to vulnerable neighbours during the pandemic, checking in with society members, or other ways they may have gone an extra mile.

Student Voice Award

This award is for a student who has dedicated themselves to representing and speaking up on behalf of their peers to improve life at Leeds Beckett for all students. Perhaps this person is a Course Rep who has tirelessly collected student feedback and used it to influence course improvements, or maybe they are an active campaigner on issues that affect students on campus and in the wider community.