The Student Experience Awards 2021/22

Nominations for this year's awards are now closed.

This years awards will take place on the 26th April 2022 at The Bristol Harbour Hotel

Shortlist annouced 22 March 14:00

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Want to check out last years awards?

The Student Experience Awards 2020/21- The Students' Union at UWE - Youtube 

Student Rep Awards

The Leadership Award

The Students’ Union at UWE wishes to reward and recognise a Lead Department Rep who has excelled in their role.

Leadership involves establishing a clear vision and inspiring others to support you whilst providing information, knowledge and methods to help realise that vision. A good leader will be able to coordinate and balance the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders and will step up in times of crisis. For this award, we will be choosing from the 15 Lead Department Reps.

THE Outstanding STUDENT REP Award

Do you know a Student Rep who is particularly dedicated to representing their fellow students and who goes above and beyond to do so?

The winner of this award will be highly committed to their role, engage with relevant meetings and maintain contact with their peers, academic staff and the Students’ Union. An outstanding Student Rep won’t just raise issues; they will be committed to finding innovating and sustainable solutions. The winner of this award has made significant contributions to implementing positive or meaningful change at course, department or faculty level.

This award is open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Reps. We will award one of these awards per faculty.

The Contributions to sustainability Award

Sustainability is a driving force for decision making within The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol. The winner of this award has made significant contributions towards developing education for sustainable development within their disciple and raised the profile of sustainability within their course, department and faculty level. This winner will have been working towards promoting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through their curriculum and has been committed to developing an awareness of this with their peers.

The Vice-Chancellors Award for Representation

The Students’ Union and the University together encourage students at all levels of study to engage with the concept of representation.

To recognise the incredible success this partnership achieves every year in making positive changes to the student experience, the enhancement of learning and teaching and the creation of more informed and better experienced, equipped graduates, the Vice-Chancellor will recognise one Student Representative who has made a unique and lasting contribution to the representation of their fellow students and students to come, embodying sustainable, fun and innovative practices to engage their fellow students. Ensuring that the student voice is truly represented at levels.

joint staff and Student Rep Awards

The impact Award


This award celebrates all students and staff who have persevered throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to strive towards improving the student experience. They have positively impacted the UWE community in small and big ways. Nominees for this award may have brightened your day with their continual positive attitude, or could have been a listening ear when things got tough.



The Teamwork Award

Teamwork is at the heart of what student representation aims to achieve and groups of Student Reps and staff members are eligible for this award which aims to recognise the achievements that can be made by working together.
The winners of this award will have worked closely together on an issue and will have communicated constructively whilst sharing experience and knowledge to reach a common goal. If you know a group of Reps who have worked together effectively with a staff member to make a positive change you should nominate them for this award.


Staff Awards


The support Staff Award

This award is to celebrate all those staff members who you don’t see in the classroom but still work to improve your student experience. Support staff can be anyone from security, to lab technicians, administrative staff to librarians – anyone who has supported you during your time at UWE Bristol to ensure your university experience beats your expectations.

This award is about recognising that UWE Bristol is made up of a huge community who support you during your degree and demonstrates your degree is so much more than what goes on in the classroom. Support staff encourage you to join in, teach you how to speak up, and enable you to be more.

The Outstanding Teaching Award

This award is for lecturers who consistently produce outstanding teaching and learning experiences. They will fully embrace the latest technology and teaching methods to make their lectures immersive and interesting. They will be inventive and original in their style of teaching to enhance learning and teaching. Using their skill, flair and imagination, an outstanding teacher will be truly inspirational.

We will award one of these awards per faculty. 

The Academic Personal Tutor Award

Academic Personal Tutors are key figures in the lives of students and a brilliant APT can have a big impact on a students’ experience of UWE.

The winner will have supported you in your professional or personal development and helped you to find support and motivated you to succeed. Going above and beyond the ordinary, this award is for recognising an outstanding APT who has made your academic experience so much more than it would have been and has been a real partner in your learning.

The Students’ Union Award for Partnership

The Students’ Union want to continue to recognise the brilliant partnerships we form with the University. For this award the representation team will collectively pick one department whom we feel have gone the extra mile - working with us to continue to develop and review the representation scheme and ensure it works for students.

THE Teaching for Sustainable Development Award

This award is for a staff member who embraces education for sustainable development. This person will understand how students are exposed to the concepts of sustainable development across their programme of study and will encourage awareness of thinking from other disciplines. They will ensure that students are given opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes which support sustainable development. This member of staff will inspire students to become sustainability-minded professionals and citizens.