Love York Awards

YUSU's annual event the Love York Awards returns in Central Hall on Friday the 2nd of June. This prestigious event recognises and rewards the achievements of all students here at the University of 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.

 

Nominate:

Let someone know that their hard work has been recognised by nominating them for 1 of our 16 awards via the following links:

[Student Nomination Form]    [Fundraising & Volunteering Awards]

Students can vote on both the Student Nomination Form and in the Fundraising & Volunteering Awards. In addition the Fundraising and Volunteering Awards are also open to the public.

Nominations open on the 6th of March and close on the 3rd of May.

 

Awards for 2017:

  • Academic Representation Award

  • Campaign of the Year

  • Contribution to Student Well-being

  • Diversity & Inclusivity Award

  • Student Giving Group Award

  • Student Giving Individual Award

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award

  • Sporting Achievement of the Year Award

  • Student Media Award

  • Society of the Year Award

  • Extra Mile Award

  • Best Event

  • Committee of the Year

  • Outstanding Leadership Award

  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Life

 

Academic Representation Award

This award highlights the impact that individuals or groups have made to the academic experience of students at UoY. There are many forms of academic representation such as course reps, department reps, faculty reps and academic societies.

Strong nominations will highlight:

  1. Student voices being heard and represented

  2. Tangible improvements to the Academic Experience

  3. Facts, figures and impact

 

Campaign of the Year

Student-led campaigns are those that make a difference to individuals or groups on campus, in the community, nationally or even internationally.

All varieties of campaigns are accepted for this award, from diversity and liberation to political.

Strong nominations will show:

  1. The impact of the campaign

  2. How well it was planned and delivered

  3. Campaign Highlights

 

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. Make sure you include facts, figures and impact.

Candidates may have done/shown:

  1. Inclusive campaigns, projects or events

  2. A strong understanding of student needs

  3. Representation for student wellbeing.

 

Diversity & Inclusivity Award

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. Make sure you include facts, figures and impact.

Criteria for the award will look at:

  1. Events/Campaigns/Projects which involve under-represented groups

  2. Opportunities for students to integrate into campus-life

  3. Proactive attempts to bolster inclusivity and diversity

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award

This award recognises a student, or student group that has addressed any demand or issue using an innovative and enterprising solution. This could be starting up a new business or enterprise (project/event).

Nominations should demonstrate:

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

A demonstration of originality, creativity or innovation in their approach

 

Student Giving Group Award

Can be nominated by a member of the public

As residents of the city and part of the global community, York student groups can make a huge difference.

This award recognises the work of groups giving to others through fundraising or volunteering to the benefit of campus or the wider-community.

Strong nominations may demonstrate:

  1. The lasting impact and the benefit to the community or charity

  2. Creative and engaging techniques

  3. The dedication of the group to achieving their goals

  4. Teamwork

Student Giving Individual Award

Can be nominated by a member of the public

There are individuals who make a huge difference by giving their time to helping charities or volunteering to make a difference. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of an individual. Make sure you include facts, figures and impact.

Strong nominations will show:

  1. Active volunteering/fundraising throughout the year

  2. Outstanding levels of dedication and passion

  3. Raised awareness of charity/volunteering profile on campus

  4. Positive engagement

 

Sporting Achievement of the Year

This award recognises the hard work, commitment and dedication of any player or team across College Sport, York Sport Union Clubs and Quidditch. Make sure you include facts, figures and impact.

The nomination is judged on:

  1. The quality of the written nomination

  2. The level of accomplishment

 

Student Media Award

Student Media takes skill, hard work and dedication.

This award recognises outstanding individuals, teams, groups and events that demonstrate the benefit of student media at York.

Strong nominations will show:

  1. Significant impact

  2. An outstanding contribution

  3. Innovation and creativity

 

Society of the Year Award

This award recognises the hard work and dedication of any society, no matter how big or small on the value they have added and difference they have made to the University Experience this year.

Nominations may include:

  1. Awards/objectives/competitions targets and results

  2. The growth/advancement of a society

  3. Innovation and creativity

  4. Great opportunities offered

  5. Widening participation outside of society activity

 

Extra Mile Award

This award recognises someone who is an unsung contributor. This could be a volunteer who turns up to everything and goes above and beyond or it could be a member of a college who has done more than ever asked or expected of them.

The people nominated for this award will:

  1. Be unsung in their level of responsibility (e.g. not a Society President)

  2. Have made a positive contribution to their field

  3. Possibly be part of many groups and projects as a contributor

 

Best Event

Students arrange a huge number of events, from college freshers to winter balls to Give it a Go sessions. Make sure you include facts, figures and impact.

The most outstanding student run event of the academic year will:

  1. Either

  1. Be an innovative, new and exciting event

  2. Be a pre-existing event that was improved

  1. Be run by a strong team and be well planned

  2. Have overcome challenges or difficulties

  3. Engage with a variety of people

 

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:

  1. Outstanding teamwork

  2. Collaboration with other groups/staff/community

  3. Engagement with a diverse range of students

  4. Overcoming challenges or difficulties

  5. Measurable/demonstrable impact

 

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:

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

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

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

 

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 award takes into consideration the contribution from their entire student life.

This will be awarded based on the following criteria:

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

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

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

 

Honorary Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to the City of York

This year we will also be launching this new award. We will not be asking you to nominate for this award.

The University of York and its students are part of the City of York community. The city for many students is a new home and this award recognises an individual who has made a significant positive impact on the lives of our students through their hard work and dedication to the improvement of York.