Our Union Awards celebrates and offers recognition of achievements made throughout the year.
UCASU Union Awards

 

Our annual Union Awards event is an opportunity to celebrate student volunteers, activities, projects and events from the academic year. 

Various awards are up for grabs from a variety of categories, including Club of the Year, Lecturer of the Year, Course Rep of the Year and much more!

Students and staff can nominate themselves and others during the nomination period, and winners are chosen by a selection panel. 

The Union Awards is one of our highlight events of the year filled with celebrations and performances from clubs and societies!

     

UNION AWARD WINNERS 2022

Congratulations to all our Union Award winners!

 

Society of the Year 

Farnham Musical Theatre Society

 

Club of the Year

Farnham K-Pop Dance Club

 

Most Improved Club or Society of the Year

Farnham Dungeons and Dragons Society

 

Best Club or Society Event of the Year

Farnham Musical Theatre Society - The Addams Family

 

Committee Member of the Year 

Katie Paul - Farnham Musical Theatre Society

 

Instructor/Coach of the Year

Karla Hardy - Farnham Pole Fitness Club

 

1st Year Course Rep of the Year

Charlie Skinner - Farnham Games Technology

 

2nd Year Course Rep of the Year

Ali Usurelu - Canterbury Graphic Design

 

3rd Year Course Rep of the Year

Amy Lewis - Rochester Fashion Atelier

 

Post-Graduate Course Rep of the Year

Kanisha Jhaveri - Epsom Design, Innovation & Brand Management

 

Best Student-Led Event of the Year

Euphoria in Amazonia

 

Glasshouse Special Commendation

Julia Pentz

 

Best Performance at a Glasshouse Event

K-Pop Dance Club - Dynasty

 

SU Student Staff Member of the Year

Mihaela Pecaku

 

Volunteer of the Year

Daria-Alexandra Croitoru

 

Lecturer of the Year - Farnham

Rob Cenci - Games Art & Games Technology

 

Lecturer of the Year - Epsom

Ruth Lawrenson - MA Fashion Business and Management

 

Lecturer of the Year - Rochester

Philip Rowland - Fashion Design

 

Lecturer of the Year - Canterbury

Peter Hofer - Fine Art

 

Support Staff of the Year

Billy Yang - Farnham Games Arts Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

Union Awards FAQS

What are Union Awards?

The Union Awards is our annual ceremony to celebrate student volunteering, accomplishments and recognise the hard work of students, staff, clubs, societies and course reps!
There are numerous awards up for grabs that you can nominate yourself and others for.

 

What are the nominations this year?

The awards are split into 4 categories;

Clubs & Societies - Celebrating the achievements of our student led groups across the campuses.

Society of the Year
Club of the Year
Most Improved Club or Society
Best Club or Society Event of the Year
Committee Member of the Year
Instructor/Coach of the Year

 

Course Reps - Recognising the impact that student course reps have on their courses and the positive change they create.

Pre Degree Course Rep of the Year
1st Year Course Rep of the Year
2nd Year Course Rep of the Year
3rd Year Course Rep of the Year
Post Grad Course Rep of the Year

 

Student and Events - celebrating our student volunteers, performers and the people who go above and beyond for their fellow students.

Best Student-Led Event of the Year
Best Performance at a Glasshouse Event
Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability
SU Student Staff Member of the Year
Volunteer of the Year

 

Teaching Awards - recognizing the incredible lecturers and support staff across the campuses and their support and care for their students and disciplines.

Lecturer of the Year – Farnham
Lecturer of the Year – Epsom
Lecturer of the Year – Rochester
Lecturer of the Year - Canterbury
Support Staff of the Year

 

Why should you nominate someone?

Nominating someone is a great way to recognise their efforts and hard work in a particular area. It's a way to say thank you for being amazing and making an impact in the past academic year.

 

How do you nominate someone?
You can nominate them through the form below! Make sure you read the criteria and write your submission based on said criteria. Simply putting "Jane is the best lecturer" won't help Jane win "Lecturer of the Year", even if she has been amazing; we need evidence. The full criteria can be found at the link towards the top of this page as well as being listed on the nomination form. 

 

How long do you have to nominate?

You can nominate from Wednesday 30th March to Monday 25th April (23:59hrs).

 

What happens when someone is nominated?

Once nominations are closed, all submissions are reviewed, shortlisted and finalists are decided by a judging panel made up of the two sabbatical officers and members of Union staff.

 

What is the Union Award event?

Come dressed to impress, grab a drink from the Glasshouse bar and have a glamourous evening with students and staff from across the campuses. The event will also feature some amazing performances from some of our clubs including Farnham K-Pop Dance Club, Farnham Pole Fitness Club and Farnham Musical Theatre Society.

 The afterparty at Glasshouse is not to be missed either! Featuring some of our favourite campus DJs and entertainment for you throughout the night. 

 

But I'm on another campus, how do I get there?

Don't worry, we've got you covered! We will be putting on coach travel from Canterbury travelling to Rochester and Epsom before dropping you off in Farnham. The coach will also pick you up at 2am, after the event has finished. There is a small charge for transport to contribute towards the cost. You can book your coach place on the link above along with your ticket (remember to book a coach place AND an awards ticket!)

Union Awards Nominee List 2022

Your nominations have been reviewed, verified,

and shortlisted – the winners are...

Congratulations to all our Union Award winners!

 

Society of the Year 

Farnham Musical Theatre Society

 

Club of the Year

Farnham K-Pop Dance Club

 

Most Improved Club or Society of the Year

Farnham Dungeons and Dragons Society

 

Best Club or Society Event of the Year

Farnham Musical Theatre Society - The Addams Family

 

Committee Member of the Year 

Katie Paul - Farnham Musical Theatre Society

 

Instructor/Coach of the Year

Karla Hardy - Farnham Pole Fitness Club

 

1st Year Course Rep of the Year

Charlie Skinner - Farnham Games Technology

 

2nd Year Course Rep of the Year

Ali Usurelu - Canterbury Graphic Design

 

3rd Year Course Rep of the Year

Amy Lewis - Rochester Fashion Atelier

 

Post-Graduate Course Rep of the Year

Kanisha Jhaveri - Epsom Design, Innovation & Brand Management

 

Best Student-Led Event of the Year

Euphoria in Amazonia

 

Glasshouse Special Commendation

Julia Pentz

 

Best Performance at a Glasshouse Event

K-Pop Dance Club - Dynasty

 

SU Student Staff Member of the Year

Mihaela Pecaku

 

Volunteer of the Year

Daria-Alexandra Croitoru

 

Lecturer of the Year - Farnham

Rob Cenci - Games Art & Games Technology

 

Lecturer of the Year - Epsom

Ruth Lawrenson - MA Fashion Business and Management

 

Lecturer of the Year - Rochester

Philip Rowland - Fashion Design

 

Lecturer of the Year - Canterbury

Peter Hofer - Fine Art

 

 

Support Staff of the Year

Billy Yang - Farnham Games Arts Teaching Assistant