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Enriching Student Life Awards

15 May 2013

Enriching Student Life AwardsUniversity staff and students have been recognised for their contribution to the student experience at the annual Enriching Student Life Awards.

Now in their third year, the student-led awards recognise the outstanding support and guidance given to students from a range of academic and administrative staff as well as Student Academic Representatives.

Focussing on key aspects of the Cardiff educational experience the awards cover areas such as: Most Effective and Most Innovative Teachers, Most Helpful and Most Uplifting Staff Members as well as Personal Tutor of the Year.

The awards are also an opportunity to recognise the work of Student Academic Representatives and the role they play in listening and acting upon the student voice.

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Speaking at the awards ceremony Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan said: "The Enriching Student Life Awards are an excellent example of our proactive student engagement and they highlight the close relationship we have with our Students’ Union.

"It’s excellent to see the contributions of our staff and students being formally recognised. I would like to offer my personal congratulations and thanks to all the winners and nominees for their continued commitment to the student experience."

This year saw an unprecedented number of nominations from students, highlighting the sheer amount of staff members who go the extra mile to support their students.  

Beth Button, Education and University Affairs Officer added: "The Enriching Student Life Awards are a fantastic celebration of all the incredible staff and students that make this University so great.

"With a record number of nominations, and with some staff receiving over 30 individual nominations, these awards are a true testament to the dedication of those staff, whether academic, support, or administration, who go above and beyond to ensure the students they meet have the best experience at Cardiff.

"The awards are also a chance to celebrate those student academic representatives who dedicate so much time and effort into gathering student feedback and improving their courses for their peers, and without whom my job would be impossible."

The full list of winners:

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Commitment to the Student Experience: Sarah Williamson, Registry and Academic Services

Enriching Student Life Award: Kath Foot, Careers & Employability

The Endsleigh Employability Award: Elliot Pill, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Most Effective Member of Staff: Luke Sloan, School of Social Sciences

Most Helpful Member of Staff: Denise Davies, School of Healthcare Studies

Most Uplifting Member of Staff: Giuseppe Vatalaro, School of European Languages, Translation and Politics

Most Innovative Member of Staff: Ralph Fevre, School of Social Sciences

Personal Tutor of the Year: Rob Thomas, School of Biosciences

College of the Year: College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Campaign of the Year: School of Mathematics

Student Rep Co-ordinator of the Year: Karen Williamson, School of Healthcare Studies

Student-Staff Panel of the Year: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Student Academic Rep of the year: Ollie Wannell, Law School

Individual Contribution: Louise Paramore, School of Medicine

Staff Sustainability Award: Jane Henderson, School of History, Archaeology and Religion 

Student Sustainability Award: Megan Prideaux, Law School

Honour Roll: Katie Davies