The third and final awards evening of the week; our annual Teaching awards, now branded the AberSU Celebrates Staff and Student Awards, were held on Thursday 26th of April at the Great Hall where AberSU celebrated and thanked exceptional staff members, student representatives, student volunteers and departments that truly make Aberystwyth great.
All the shortlisted and winners are nominated, decided and awarded by Aberystwyth students – student led from nomination to presentation.
The awards, now in their 7th year, received 238 nominations ranging from students nominating their lecturers to fellow students nominating their academic representatives.
There were fifteen 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
Arwyn Edwards (IBERS)
Innovative Teaching Award
Val Nolan (English and Creative Writing)
Volunteer Officer of the Year
Megan Hatfield (Llanbadarn Campus Officer)
& Ammaara Nalban (BAME Students Officer)
Postgraduate Teacher of the Year
Deborah Kobani (Law)
Supervisor of the Year – Postgraduate
Berit Bliesemann de Guevara & Milja Kurki (International Politics)
Supervisor of the Year – Undergraduate
Simon Payne (IBERs)
Election Heroes Award
Adran y Gymraeg ac Astudiaethau Celtaidd / Welsh and Celtic Studies
Outstanding Feedback Award
Alexandros Koutsoukis (International Politics)
Student Mentor of the Year
Dana Barringham (IBERS)
Personal Tutor of the Year
Rachel Rahman (Psychology)
Welsh Language Champion
James January-McCann (Welsh and Celtic Studies)
Student Volunteer of the Year
Geena Whiteman (School of Business)
Support / Service Staff Member of the Year
Stephen Fearn (Physics)
Academic Representative of the Year
Sabrina Mangham (International Politics)
Lecturer of the Year
Matthew Jarvis (English and Creative Writing)
Department of the Year
Congratulations to all involved in the organisation of the event, those on the shortlist and the winners.
Official photographs will be added to the UMAberSU Facebook page shortly therefore keep your eyes peeled and tag yourselves / your department in the photos.