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Students come together for Union Awards and Showcase event

Over a hundred people attended the evening in celebration of societies, students and University staff.

Over a hundred people filled Third Space on Wednesday in celebration of student groups, students and staff.

The event kicked off with the Union's Learning & Teaching Awards category, Course Rep of the Month. 

Course Rep of the Month was awarded to Faye Clarke, Becky Albrecht, Temi Orungbamila, Gary Pointer, Jamie Wernham. 

Excellence in Learning & Teaching Awards were awarded to Foteini Kravariti, Marius Kwint, Charlotte Meierdirk, Joy Watts, Sermed Alsaadi, Paul Ramsay, Joanne Park, Manish Malik, Alison Habens, Jane Stevenson, Rob Frith, Matthew Parker, Penny Ross, and Darren Mernagh. 

Ed Stoddard from the School of Social, Historical and Literary studies came runner up for the prestigious Overall Impact Award, with winner of the award being David Loydell from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 

A number of societies performed at the event, which was described as having a 'strong community feel'. 

Awards presented to societies included: 

  • Most Improved Student Group - Victory Media
  • Best Student Group Event - Gospel Choir
  • Best Fundraising Event - Nerdvana
  • Best Student Group Collaboration - Christian Society, Gospel Choir and Music Society.
  • Performance Group of the Year - Show Choir
  • Student Group of the Year - Cinema Society

The 'Peer Supporter of the Year' award was new for 2018 and went to student, Laura Levitt, for her hard work within the Union Advice Service this year.

'Full Colours' were awarded to Holly Potter, Alex Hamilton-Harris, Hector Crispin, Oscar Yap and third year student Jack Johal, who was also presented with the 'Special Recognition Award'. 

Disabled Students' Officer, Rhiannon Jenkins, was presented with the 'Roxanna Negru Spirit of Participation Award'. This award is particularly special as it is named after ex-Sabbatical Officer, Roxanna Negru, who sadly died last year. 

Photographer, Ellen Oxford, took photos for the event which you can view, here.

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