On the 2nd of April we held our annual Aber SU Staff and Students Awards. This evening was a chance for Aber SU to celebrate and thank exceptional staff members, student volunteers and departments that truly make Aberystwyth great.
The awards are now in their 8th year, and we are pleased that we received 280 nominations, ranging from students nominating their lecturers to fellow students nominating their academic representatives.
All those shortlisted and the winners are nominated, decided and awarded by Aberystwyth students – student led from nomination to presentation.
There were fourteen award categories in this year’s awards, which recognise staff, student volunteers and academic reps in a range of settings across the university.
This year’s winners were:
Next Step Award
Ian Birchmore (Business)
Volunteer Officer of the Year
Joao Louro (IBERS)
Postgraduate Teacher of the Year
Angharad Ffion James (Law and Criminology)
Supervisor of the Year
Karl Hoffmann (IBERS)
Outstanding Feedback Award
Simon Payne (IBERS)
Student Mentor of the Year
Panna Karlinger (Department of Mathematics)
Personal Tutor of the Year
Andrew Evans (Department of Physics)
Welsh Language Champion
John Davies (IBERS)
Student Volunteer of the Year
Robin Church (Department of Geography and Earth Sciences)
Support / Service Staff Member of the Year
Doug Kerr (Student Support Service)
Academic Representative of the Year
Aaron Phillips (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)
Lecturer of the Year
Deena Bhoyroo (Mauritius)
Adam Vellender (Department of Mathematics)
Kathy Hampson (Law and Criminology)
Department of the Year
Congratulations to all involved in the organisation of the event, those on the shortlist and the winners.
Official photographs have been added to the UMAberSU Facebook page, so go have a look, tag yourselves or your department!