Thank you to those of you who nominated, we are thrilled to have had nearly 100 nominations! This year you nominated your Course Reps, your Department Reps and your staff who support and work with Reps, for a brand new set of categories, including: The Fantastic Feedback Award; The Communication Excellence Award; Active Contribution and Participation Award; Best at "Closing the Feedback Loop" Award; Collaboration Brilliance Award; Widespread Change and Impact Award; Reliability and Stability Award; Inspirational Rep of the Year and Staff Representation Champion. (View criteria nominators used for each award)
All our Reps have done incredible things this year and we want to give you the chance to read all about it. Click the links below to find out what happened in each College...
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We are pleased to showcase the incredible reps and staff who were nominated for awards!
"Relatively I understand to Live Life Fully"
“Everyone in representation has worked tirelessly this year. It’s great to be singled out with a nomination, but I would have achieved nothing without the other reps and staff. Had I known it would just take an Easter egg hunt to get nominated, I could’ve saved myself some work!”
“Kindness Always Comes Back Around”
“When I joined Hallam, I thought that being an academic is easy! Now I know better. What makes it worthwhile though is working every day on how to make students’ Uni experiences better. A highlight is working with all of the student reps - keeps my mind young!”
"Every person can make a difference and every person should try" - John F Kennedy "the service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room on earth" -Muhammed Ali
"When you have an opportunity to help someone, render the help without expecting anything in return. To achieve your goals and dreams, you have to be consistent, determined, diligent, trust your instincts and believe in your God . #Better days are ahead and you will get there soon"
"Most of us are at uni because we're interested in our subjects, so I think it's important to engage with your course as much as possible and help others do the same too. Being a course rep has been a great way to do that."
"Nothing in life is impossible as long as you take that first step"
"With me, there is no dull moment. I like being adventurous. It is one of my happiest traits, and I enjoy extending happiness to people around me. This makes me a people person, and putting smiles on their faces makes me happy."
"YOU MATTER, YOU ARE YOUR CHOICES. And thus, the representation of YOU is equally important to me."
"Sharing your insights with others will give you a plethora of satisfaction"
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well"
“Listening to, and representing students’ views for me, is about ensuring that all students have the opportunity to do their best, and that they feel valued and listened to, and importantly that we work together to make their experience at Hallam the best it can be.”
"I've had an amazing time studying at Sheffield Hallam, and being part of the student representation for both my course and my department has been a fulfilling experience! It's an honour to be nominated for a Representation Award."
“Student engagement and partnership is an essential core component in the design, delivery and review of a high-quality educational provision. With this in mind I am delighted to have had the opportunity to once again represent a phenomenal cohort of students at SHU and work alongside the fantastic teaching team”
“Being an effective representative requires being in touch with what students want all the time, and it also includes sticking up for choices and negotiating them with students, instructors, and even the Student's Union!!”
“Feedback is so important to get things to work to the best ability giving help to us now and students in the future.”
“Opportunities don't happen, you create them!”
“Sometimes we get overwhelmed looking at the height of our journey and the uncertainty of the future. But don't forget to stop, breathe and think about all the positive steps you have taken to reach where you are.”
"Often when people compliment me on being lucky, my brain simply autocorrects them by saying, "I'm blessed, not lucky,". I don't believe in miracles. I count on them. I believe that life is too short to keep whining. Get up, get out and do it! Never regret something that made you smile. ?"
"The key to happiness is to surround yourself with people that make you feel safe and supported and as a student rep this is all I want to do!”
"You never know how strong you are until you do jail time."- Real Housewives of New Jersey.
"Every representation team should have a ginger to spice it up a little bit"
"I see my role in representation as simple - it’s making sure that all of our voices, backgrounds, and feelings are present in one room. It’s about valuing the student experience for everyone, and at all times."
"If others can do it, let them do it ??"
Victoria Huang once wrote "In a multicultural, diverse, multifaceted society, it is vital to amplify the voices and share the stories of all". When I read this , it really resonated with me which inspired me to get involved in Hallam's representative team and try my hardest to ensure people's voices were being heard."
"When you can’t find the sunshine be the sunshine”
"I feel as though everyone know matter what should have a voice and that we all need a advocate when we don’t have a voice and turn the negative into a positive."
"My name has nothing to do with the animal."
"I became a student rep to be the intermediary between staff and the course, to represent their views through our tumultuous time at university."
"Postgraduate study can be a lonely journey, so building a network for postgrads at SHU is very important. By sharing the road together, we can help support and guide each other to the finish line!"
"Don't ask, don't get..."
"Representation is key in ensuring that everyone gets equal opportunity, it provides a platform in which everybody's voice is heard."
"My top tip would be for students to get in touch with your Course Rep with any issue big or small, positive and negative, as it really helps Department Reps when giving feedback to Course Leaders and College Officers!"
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021/22 Representation Awards at SHSU. You are all incredible!
Your runner up is: Ferdaws Rashad
Your runner up is: Jack Carey
Your runner up is: Molly Galpin
Your runners up are: Dominic McCollum &: Ngoc Tram Tran
Your runner up is: Roopesh Kadimisetty
Your runner up is: Meghan Jenkins
Your runner up is: Sam Baddeley
Your runners up are: Madalena de Oliveira &: Molly Galpin
Your runner up is: Lia Green