On Wednesday night I attended the annual Guild Awards. A glittering affair well attended by senior university staff, but most importantly by students representing societies that had been nominated by a record number of students for an award.
This event always leaves me in awe of the fantastic things our students do to represent their fellow students to the university, to participate and lead in volunteering, in the arts, in the university community and the wider Liverpool community.* The sheer number and variety of societies and activities students engage in shows the Guild going from strength to strength now that its back in Mountford Hall.
I want to pick out the Guild’s Student Led Teaching Awards. This is new for 2015. Apparently lots of staff were nominated for the ‘highest standard of teaching support’ which shows how much students appreciate the extra mile that so many of their tutors go.
The three nominees from each faculty were:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nikolas Gjogkas; Dr Amel Alghrani; Dr Mike Rowe
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Dr Laura Soulsby; Prof. Stuart Carter; Alison Reid
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Dr Jonathan Green; Dr Gita Sedghi; Dr Paul Williamson
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On 15th May I attended the Guild Awards 2013 taking place in the absence of the Guild Building in the Cathedral Crypt. It was a glittering affair with everyone dressed in their finery, tables beautifully laid with delicious cup cakes made by students. The Guild Awards are mostly for student achievement, but they also recognize staff who go that extra mile.
Of the five academic staff voted by students as offering the highest level of student support, Dr Zenobia Lewis from the School of Life Sciences was the winner, receiving her award from Tom Bee, Guild Vice President. Click here to hear Zen talking about supporting students.
Prizes were awarded to individuals, groups, student societies large and small, to students who have contributed to Liverpool life in so many ways. What amazes me is the fantastic things Liverpool students do alongside their studies. They work hard to enjoy themselves (The English Soc, the Drama Soc, the Re-enactment Soc) and they work hard to entertain and educate their fellow students and the wider world (The Body Soc, The Green Schools Project, the Debating Society). Students work as volunteers in the community, raise money for charities (Liverpool Marrow, Barnardos), support international students, act as student representatives, join halls committees, are activists, entrepreneurs and protectors of the environment.
It was a real eye-opener. I was so proud to be part of the same Liverpool as the student award winners. Great stuff!