What are the SU Awards?

The Bristol SU awards night celebrates amazing student and staff achievement that's happened this year.

If you think someone (an individual or a group) has done an awesome job and deserves recognition for it, you can nominate them for a Bristol SU award. Nominations can be made by students, Bristol SU and University staff and you can make as many nominations as you like. Nominations are now closed for 2017.

+ The Awards Explained

Click here to see a breakdown of all of the categories.

Sports Club Award

This award recognises the contribution to sport of an affiliated Bristol SU sports club at Bristol.

The panel will look for:

  • Sporting success
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values, especially if evidenced through the Balloon Accreditation Scheme
  • Innovative and creative methods to seek new members and increase participation for the activity
  • Impact of the group on the student community outside of the Society’s core membership
  • Support of wider sports context within the University community

 

Society Award

This award recognises the contribution of a society to the student community.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment to Bristol SU values, especially if evidenced through the Balloon Accreditation Scheme
  • Innovative and creative methods to seek new members and increase participation for the activity
  • Impact of the group on the student community outside of the Society’s core membership

 

Volunteering Award

This award recognises the enormous contribution that students make to Bristol and the wider community. The award recognises a student or group of students who have developed a community-based project, delivered volunteering or fundraising or been involved in community activities.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment above and beyond the call of duty to their project or activity
  • Positive engagement beyond the University community
  • Impact of the project, volunteering or activity
  • Positive feedback from people in Bristol or the wider community
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Student Leader Award

This award celebrates the work of an individual student who has gone beyond the day to day role of representing their peers or leading a group of students. These students will have engaged with and improved the student experience through innovation, dedication and passion.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment above and beyond the call of duty and inspiration in their role
  • Engagement with all aspects of their role including:
  • Working within a student committee
  • Engage with SU democratic processes
  • Participating in training and personal development
  • Representing their peers
  • Impact on their peers or groups
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Education Award

This award celebrates the work of an academic rep, group or individual that has shown innovation, dedication and passion to improve and transform the education experience of students at Bristol.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment to Bristol SU values
  • Ongoing commitment to improving education at Bristol
  • Innovative approach to education campaigning
  • Influenced change or made a lasting impact in some way
  • Inclusive approach to engaging students

 

Campaigns Award

This award recognises an individual or group of students who have raised awareness or created change, predominantly for students.

The panel will look for:

  • Widespread awareness of the campaign
  • Engaging and informative means of disseminating information
  • High student involvement
  • Impact and effectiveness of campaign
  • Lasting effects and potential for development
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Equality & Diversity Award

This award recognises an individual or group of students that have gone above and beyond in understanding and promoting Equality and Diversity.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Involving those affected by the subject in the planning and organisation stage
  • Taken appropriate steps to ensure any event or campaign is accessible for all
  • Ensuring any event or campaign features or engages with a diverse range of people, speakers or acts (where applicable)
  • Reaching beyond the ‘usual suspects’ to engage a wider group of diverse students/people
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Contribution to Student Media Award

This award recognises the role that any student run media plays in communicating with and informing students. This winner will be an individual, group or media product who have created real impact and engagement with students through their activity whether broadcast, online or in print.

The panel will look for:

  • High reach, appeal and engagement
  • Topicality and originality
  • Informative or entertaining, high quality content
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Sustainability Award

This award recognises an individual or student group who have gone above and beyond to create positive environmental, social or economic change at University.

The panel will look for:

  • Demonstrable impact of their work
  • Commitment to embedding sustainability within the University of Bristol community
  • Reaching beyond the ‘usual suspects’ to engage a wider group of students/people
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Collaboration Award

This award recognises groups of students that have collaborated on an event, activity or project to achieve a shared goal.

The panel will look for:

  • Engagement with individuals or stakeholders that might not be usual partners
  • Evidence of the benefit collaboration had on reaching the goal
  • Impact of the shared goal on the wider student community
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

University of Bristol Staff Member

This award celebrates the diverse nature of staff dedication at the University of Bristol. A nominee may be any member of Academic or Professional Services staff.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment above and beyond the call of duty to student experience at University of Bristol
  • Innovative approach to role
  • Transformed a student’s or group of students’ life at University of Bristol
  • Feedback from students who have benefited from their involvement
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

 

Bristol SU Staff Member

This award celebrates the diverse nature of staff dedication at Bristol SU. It recognises the support that they provide to the organisation hence enabling students to have the “Best Student Life”.

The panel will look for:

  • Commitment above and beyond the call of duty to Bristol SU above and beyond expectations
  • Positive and innovative approach to their role
  • Activity that has improved the performance of the organisation
  • Commitment to Bristol SU values

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The Bristol PLUS employability award - sponsored by TLT Solicitors

This employability award is chosen from a shortlist of students who have completed the Bristol PLUS Outstanding Award in 2016/17.  The University Careers Service chooses the shortlist and winner, and announce them at the SU Awards. The Bristol PLUS award is highly regarded by many of the employers that work closely with the Careers Service.

 

+ Who won last year?

You can check out the results from last year here and click here to see a gallery of the event below

If you'd like to nominate someone to receive an SU Award you can do so using the link here.

 

With thanks to Santander for their support of the Bristol SU Awards.