University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

Love York Awards

Saturday 4th June sees the annual event, Love York Awards, held to reward the groups and individuals who have gone the extra mile to enhance the student experience at York.

Whether it's a society who produced a sparkling show, a volunteer who has provided assistance to members of the local community or a course rep who went above and beyond the call of duty, these awards exist to recognise them.

This year’s event will be the biggest yet, with an increase in number of awards and with it taking place in Central Hall, it is set to be a night to remember!

If you know someone that has done amazing things, nominate them for one of the awards below:

Nominations open Monday 29th February and close Wednesday 27th April 12pm (Week 3, Summer Term).

 


Awards

Below are the 2016 awards:

Academic Representative(s) of the Year

This award recognises the achievements of a single Academic Representative or Academic Representative group across this academic year. They will have excelled in their role(s), having engaged with their cohort, led on key issues and driven change through constructive partnerships with their department. As well as concentrating on their own department they will have worked with other reps and departments in order to share best practice and to achieve results for their students.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Showing dedication to representing the student body on all academic issues.

  • Having made measurable and tangible improvements to the department(s) they work within for the students they represent.

  • Working with a variety of people not only within but external to their department in order to achieve results.

Nominate

 

Campaign of the Year

This award recognises the student led campaign that has had the most positive impact on the local, national or international community.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of strong practice in planning, communication and teamwork.

  • Creativity in the delivery of the campaign through events, activities and communication channels.

  • Being able to evidence the impact of the campaign. For example, why was the issue that the campaign seeked to address important?. What would have happened if this campaign had not gone ahead? What changes/outcomes did the campaign achieve?

Nominate

 

Give it a Go Session of the Year

This award recognises the efforts a group has put into developing their Give It A Go session that raises the profile of the programme and their group.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • A group committed to being open, friendly and welcoming to new students

  • The organised session was innovative and engaging

Nominate

 

Student Fundraiser or Group of the Year

This award recognises an individual or group who have, throughout the academic year,  committed themselves to the furthering of charitable work and the development of fundraising on campus and in the wider community.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • An active involvement in, and the development of, student fundraising throughout the year.

  • An innovative and engaging approach to student fundraising.

  • An outstanding level of dedication and passion for student fundraising.

  • Raising the awareness and profile of a chosen charity across the campus.

Nominate

 

Volunteering Group of the Year

This award recognises the hard work of a student led volunteering group that has  contributed significantly to the wider community.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of a valuable contribution to the local community.

  • Continued encouraged of the wider student body to engage with community volunteering

  • A commitment to developing the group in a substantial and/or sustainable way.

  • Members of the group have been provided with opportunities to develop their skills and gain experience that will be valuable to them in later life.

Nominate

 

Greg Dyke Award for Student Media

This award recognises the efforts an individual has made towards improving and developing the standard of student media at York.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • An unrivalled passion and commitment  towards developing student media at York.

  • Contributed to raising the profile of student media at York.

  • Encouraged collaboration between student media societies.

  • Showcased a high level of journalistic ability and skill.

Nominate

 

Society of the Year

This award recognises the hard work and dedication of a society at York that has helped create a vibrant and active campus and made a difference to the university experience.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Setting and meeting their society’s objectives, whether that be increasing  membership, winning awards/competitions or organising more activity for its members.

  • A commitment to developing the society in a substantial and/or sustainable way.

  • Showing innovation and creativity throughout any aspect of the society, be it events, publicity or involvement.

  • Providing opportunities for students to develop their skills and gain experience that will be valuable to them in later life.

Nominate

 

Contribution to Student Well-being

This award recognises the work of an individual or group who have shown dedication, passion and innovation to improve the wellbeing of students around them through campaigns, representation and events.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Representing students or members effectively by working hard to understand their needs and fighting for them at different levels.

  • Inclusive campaigns or projects that work to involve students more broadly in their delivery.

  • Exceptional campaigning that engages a large number of students and delivers on clear aims that improve students’ well-being.

Nominate

 

Contribution to Diversity and Inclusivity

This award will be given to an individual or group that have made a positive contribution to equality, inclusivity and diversity at the University or within their group or community.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Ambitious and successful projects that work to increase participation from group(s) who have previously been underrepresented or engaged.

  • Effective and proactive attempts to make an aspect of University life more accessible and open to all students.

  • Providing numerous opportunities for students to integrate and get involved in campus life, regardless of background or circumstance.

Nominate

 

Outstanding Community Volunteer

Members of the public can also nominate for this award

This award recognises the role that an individual volunteer has played in building relationships with our local community.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Positively engaging with the community and demonstrating the impact this has made.

  • An innovative and creative approach to volunteering in the community.

  • An obvious display of their dedication and passion towards volunteering which, in turn, has inspired and motivated others to volunteer.

  • Continuous attempts to raise the profile of community volunteering.

  • Can evidence the skills gained through volunteering in a wider context.

Nominate

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award

This award recognises a student, or student group, that have addressed any demand/issue using an innovative and enterprising solution. This could include starting up a successful business.  

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Developing a financially sustainable, or potentially profitable, approach to a demand/issue

  • Demonstrating originality, creativity and innovation in their approach

Nominate

 

Best Event

This award recognises the most outstanding student run event from the calendar year.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Either

    1. An innovative, new and exciting event that filled a gap in the market.

    2. A pre existing event being improved in a creative way.

  • Evidence of strong practice in planning and teamwork.

  • Evidence of dedication and hard work in order to overcome difficulties

  • Engagement with a variety of people, whether they be students, staff or local residents.  

Nominate

 

Committee of the Year

This award recognises the hard work and dedication of a student committee who have excelled over the academic year.

Please include the dates within which this committee have been in position.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding teamwork, engaging a broad range of students at different levels and, in particular, excellent collaboration with other groups where possible.

  • Substantial and sustainable improvement (or for new groups exceptional initial performance) in the current academic year and a clear strategy to build on this.

  • Measurable/demonstrable impact from the group’s work in the current academic year.

Nominate

 

Outstanding Leadership Award

This award recognises the work of an individual that has led and inspired a team to achieve success.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • The ability to lead and motivate a positive and effective team.

  • The development and implementation of a strategic vision for the team.

  • The impact they made through the changes/ outcomes they have made.

Nominate

 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Life

This award recognises a student who has made a positive contribution to university life across their time at York so far. Whether they have been heavily involved in one area or many, their dedication and involvement will have been considerable.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Having made a positive and significant impact to students’ lives.

  • Having made meaningful and lasting developments in their area/s of work.

  • Having gone above and beyond the call of duty of what was expected, or the norm, in their area/s of work.

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