Superstar Awards

Showcasing excellence at the University of Leicester

Have you got a tutor who is going above and beyond to support you in your learning? Admin staff who are doing amazingly considering the number of emails they’re getting? Has a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) been supporting you in your studies, despite the challenges of simulcasting?

Nominate them from a Superstar Award - all nominees receive a copy of the nominating text, and winners recieve a certificate of recognition.

Any staff member who works with UoL students is eligable, whether they're an academic, work for the University in a supporting role, or even work for UHL.




What is the Superstar Awards?

The Superstar Awards are run by the SU's Student Voice Team to celebrate exceptional staff members at the University.

These awards exist to recognise members of staff who have gone above and beyond in their role, or who have made a significant contribution to a student, department or school. They provide a unique opportunity for students to highlight excellence in teaching or student support, and offer exceptional staff members the chance to receive recognition for their efforts.

If you have a tutor who has inspired you, a staff member who has supported you through a difficult time at university or a lecturer who has made a big impact on your studies, say thank you by nominating them for a Superstar Award!


There are seven categories you can nominate a staff member for:

  • Best Lecturer
  • Best Personal Tutor
  • Best Supervisor
  • Best Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
  • Best Supporting Staff
  • Best Implementer of Feedback
  • Most Inclusive Practice


If you have any questions about the superstar awards or nomination process, please email


2021/22 Winners and Nominees

This year we have recieved 500 nominations, which have been incredible to read. However, the sheer number has delayed the full nominee list being made public. This will be available soon.

The winners were decided by a panel of staff members and executive officers, although many were incredibly difficult to identify.


Best Lecturer

Steve Evans

(Law School)

Best Lecturer

Sarah Milnes

(School of Allied Health)

Best Personal Tutor

Richard Craggs

(School of Computer and
Mathmatical Sciences)

Best Implementer of Student

Tessa Webb

(School of Psychology)

Best Practice in Inclusive
Learning & Teaching

Kate Williams and
Shameq Sayeed

(Medical School)

Best Supervisor

Mukund Janardhanan

(School of Engineering)

Best Support Staff

Adrian Gascoigne


Best Graduate Teaching Assistant

Emily Wertens

(School of Criminology)

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