Student Voice Awards


The Student Voice Awards celebrate and recognise the hard work of student representatives, campaigners and activists who have worked to enhance the academic experience of current and future students. Any student who has made change is eligible for an award, and we have specific categories for Academic Reps (Course and Department Reps); Students' Union (Network) Reps; Equality and Liberation Champions; Peer Mentors; and Part-Time Officers.

You can find out more about the categories here, in our Guide to Nominations.


If you have any questions regarding the awards, please feel free to email


Student Voice Awards 2022

In 2022, we will be streaming the event online, while running a watchalong on campus! You can find out all of the information here - keep an eye out for updates after Easter.

As well as the Voice Awards above, we will be presenting the Superstar Awards on the night.

Winners are selected by a panel of staff and officers, and decisions are based on the content of the nomination. To give your nominee the best chance, see our Nomination Guide for some examples of what to include!



Previous Award Winners

Student Voice Awards Winners 2021


Name of the Winner Category
Bianca Semczuk College of Life Sciences Academic Rep of the Year
Hannah Amliwala College of Science Engineering Academic Rep of the Year
Pedram Bani Asadi College of Social, Science, Art and Humanities Academic Rep of the Year
Saahibah Chowdhury Equality and Liberation Champion of the Year
Naila Abid Event of the Year
Charlie Hughil Liberation Advocate
Niamh Barnes Most Impactful Officer Project
Alex Talbot-Wilson Most Impactful Academic Rep
Joy Shangobiyi Most Impactful Academic Rep
Zoe Newnham New Academic Rep
Nic Farmer Part Time Officer of the Year
Rhiannon Jenkins Student Activist
Sarah Ezzeddine Rising Star
Tanvi Sinha Outstanding Contribution
Emma Westbrook Students’ Union Rep of the Year
Disinvestment Campaign Campaign of the Year
Andrew Hudson Best Lecturer
Jon Lapington Best Supervisor
Mark Simmons Best Supporting Staff
Eleanor Swan Best Personal Tutor
Vrushant Lakhani Best Personal Tutor
Barbara  Powell Best Implementer of Student Feedback
Brett Matulis Most Inclusive Practice
Krishan Kulkarni Best GTA



Student Voice Awards Winners 2020


Student Voice Awards 2020


Academic Rep Awards  
New Academic Rep Tawny Barden
Most impactful Academic Rep  Angela Schmitz
Most improved Academic Rep  Maria Prescott
College of Science Engineering Academic Rep of the Year   Arina Ovcinnikova
College of Social Science, Art and Humanities Academic Rep of the Year   Emma Westbrook
College of Life Sciences Academic Rep of the Year   Aqua Asif
Course Rep of the Year   Michelle Sutton
Department Rep of the Year  Jess Campbell
Superstar Awards  
Best Graduate Teaching Assistant  Karishma Joshi
Best Personal Tutor Emma Parker
Best Supervisor  Georgio Mistriotis
Best Practice in Inclusive Learning and Teaching Charlotte Langley
Best Implementer of Student Feedback. Richard Holland
Best Support Staff Member Karen Sylvester
Best Lecturer.  Leena Sodha 
Highly commended Mathew Allen and Karim Mualla. 

As we received over 370 staff nominations, you can find the complete list of Superstar nominees here 

Students’ Union awards  
Equality and Liberation Champion of the Year Tom Klaus 
Outstanding Contribution Maeva Kamtcheu
Rising Star Catherine Weaver
Champion for Change Tosin Mayomi
Campaign of the Year Ola Dalek  
Event of the Year Thariq Maulana
Student Activist Ariana Lambert
Most Impactful Officer Project  Nate Searson
 Part Time Officer of the Year Tasha Krywald 
Social Impact Thomas Oliver
Liberation Advocate Connor Burchell
Students’ Union Rep of the Year Bianca Semczuk 
Highly Commended Pelumi Obasaju  


You can find the list with all our Student Nominees here



Student Voice Awards Winners 2019

Course Rep of the Year

Angela Schmitz

Most Impactful Course Rep

Peace Ituku

New Course Rep

Maryam Durojaiye

Most Improved Course Rep

Poppy Crow

Course Rep of the Year for Social Sciences, Art and Humanities

Bhavini Amin

Course Rep of the Year for Life Sciences

Sam Forbes-Fairfax

Course Rep of the Year for Science and Engineering

Thomas Newman

Lead Union Rep of the Year

Kieran Roberts

Social Impact Award

Karli Wagener

Equality & Liberation Champion of the Year

Emma Westbrook

Departmental Impact Award

Connor Burchell

Champion for Change

Sana Ali

Part-Time Officer of the Year

Sandra Tetteh

Most Impactful Officer Project

Jay Cavanagh

Campaign of the Year

Benjamin Bennett

Event of the Year

Tony Magaia

Outstanding Contribution

Tom Klaus

Outstanding Dedication

Lilli Helps

Rising Star

Pedram Bani Asadi

Student Activist

Adnan Rahman

Equality Advocate

Doyin Oreagba


Congratulations to all our award winners and nominees - we can't wait to see what you do next.


Please visit our facebook page to view photos from the SVA2019 event.


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