Union Awards 2014 Winners!

Did you miss the results on Tuesday? A huge congratulations to the following winners!

Last Tuesday was the Union Awards, the night to celebrate and praise the amazing work of our students and staff. If you didn’t have an invite or you missed it because of other commitment, no worries! You can have a look at the shortlist here! And here are our winners….

• CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – FOSSIL FREE

People and Planet society have led this campaign ‘by the book’. With clear and brave targets, these campaigners have worked tirelessly to introduce the pressing issue of climate change and divestment on campus and further afield. They have: united students and lecturers at an impressive launch event; stolen the front page of concrete and many of its inner articles; gathered nearly 1000 signatures in support of the campaign, written reports on the university’s investment portfolio, mastered social media campaigns, and co-ordinated a national communications block. Congratulations on a persistent, wide reaching and impeccably well escalated campaign!

• CAMPAIGN SUCCESS – Worker Rights Consortium Affiliation
We all remember the UK’s larger naked protest for worker rights here on campus. Four years later, UEA has affiliated to the Worker Rights Consortium, an organisation to ensure workers are protected in University supply chains. This was the culmination of a campaign that engaged students, lobbed university management, and set the standard for universities across the country. Congratulations!

• CAMPAIGNER OF THE YEAR – CHRIS JARVIS
Chris Jarvis has attended more protests than lectures! These he has organised and meticulously planned stunts on everything from a ten person demo against spin doctors, to leading a 100 person red box anti-sell-off protest. His unbeatable talent with social media, and unrelenting passion have been an asset to every campaign he puts his fingers to. Chris is a primary agitator behind every anti cuts, fossil free, strike solidarity event to occur on campus. His commitment to each of these causes and provision of helpful advice has never waived. He’s a ruddy machine.

• STAFF STUDENT LIAISON COMMITTEE – KAT ODDENS
In her role as a long serving PSY rep for 3 years and as chair this year she created the outstanding practice of convening her own meeting week before SSLC just with students. In this way, they were able to discuss issues they were facing in a friendly environment before taking it to the SSLC. Well done Kat!

• STAFF REP – DENZELL RICHARDS
for firstly running a review of code of practice, secondly for his resolve to create a culture where students’ concerns are of paramount importance. Finally, his promotion of the idea that representation is an integral part of the university contributed to his victory! Congrats Denzell!

• SCI rep – ELAINE BARKER
for her excellent work as a rep for Maths, ensuring that the views of Maths’ students are at the forefront of the university’s decision making.

• FMH Rep – AMY HEWITT
For her outstandingly hard work as a chair of the NSC SSLC, she ensured that iwas effective and that issues were appropriately dealt with

• HUM Rep -LEWIS BUXTON
for his commitment to take the time to dutifully listen to student problems and follow them through every step until they reached their goals.

• SSF Rep – AMILCAR JOHNSON
For his active engagement as a new rep on the PSY SSLC, ensuring that the voice of psychology students is heard.

• UNION COUNCIL REP – ADAM ROBERTSON
for his commitment to the Union’s transparency and democracy. His continued efforts to accurately inform and represent his constituents on every single issue are outstanding: from ensuring democratic process to equal opportunities monitoring, we thank him for all that he has already done for our Union!

• LANDLORD OF THE YEAR – ROBIN GREEN
He has been a Home Run landlord for 12 years and his has done a great job In making the living arrangements ideal for the students he dealt with. Students said, “you couldn’t hope for a fairer and more dependable landlord”. Congratulations!

• SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY – TU AN NGO
with her enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment to the Union and international students community at UEA she had offered invaluable supports to student and organized great events like GoGlobal Week, Chinese New Year, and many others. Great job Tu An!

• SERVICE TO THE UNION – TREVOR KILLEEEN and DAVID HALL
Trevor has been more than just this Union’s Mature Students Officer. He has put all his effort into supporting Union events and its democratic workings.

David Hall has given a remarkable amount of time and commitment to the Union over an incredible 8 years sitting on Union Council. He has brought a wealth of knowlrdge that have helped the quality of the councils.
Well done both for your outstanding commitment!

• PROGRESS AS A SPORTS CLUB – KAYAK
The club has thrived this year, incrising its membership, dedicating weekly trips whatever the weather, and improved the ability of all its members. Congratulations!

• SERVICE TO A SPORTS CLUB – JOE JOHNSON
He has proved invaluable to the boat Club this year. With his toolkit and immense knowledge of materials, safety and maintenance he has dedicated his time to the club, saving the Union significant costs as well. Thank you Joe!

• SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR – KORFBALL
For being the most friendly, welcoming, and inclusive club that sets the benchmark for all others. Coupled with their outstanding recent performances, they are deserved winner of this award!

• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – MARY LEISHMAN
for her hugely successful year on the slope. She has also been a dedicated committee member of the snowsports club and worked as an instructor to help members improve. She was also crowned the British Universities Snowboard Big Air Champion in November and was invited to an elite BUCS event in which she turned in another excellent performance. Congratulations Mary!

• BUCS Award – MEN’S RUGBY
for having played 11 matches and winning them all. The Rugby 2s captained by George won the majority of their matches and also won their league. Plus, out of all the BUCS teams, Rugby men (along with women’s Rugby) have gained UEA the most BUCS points. Well done guys!

• PROGRESS AS A SOCIETY – NURSING SOC
Since their creation in September 2013 the society has created a forum for student nurses to raise their concerns, set up revision classes and made significant changes to the students’ experience during placements. Also, they worked with other societies and local charities and managed to range hundreds of pounds for the eating disorder charity ‘BEAT’. Congratulations!

• SERVICE TO A SOCIETY – LAUREN SLOAN
Her complete and utter dedication to the Food co-op was outstanding. She took responsibility for the smooth running of the society’s event, coordinating volunteers and undertaking a large propotion of the admin work, while being always friendly and ready to help everyone. Great job Lauren!

• SOCIETY OF THE YEAR – UEA LAW
not only for its brilliant socials, but also for running competitions and trips which are essential for career development. It has a brilliant and successful connection with the Law School and runs employment and career events nearly every week, helping students enhancing their skills. On top if it all, the committee is friendly, welcoming and helpful. Congratulations!

• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – MATTHEW MORTON for STOP THE TRAFFIC
as a president of ‘Stop the Traffic’ society, Matthew has worked hard to raise awareness of trafficking and human rights by organising guest speakers and conferences on and off campus. Plus, he managed to single-handedly raised £7,000 for ‘Stop the Traffic UK’. Well done Matthew!

This is amazing! Thanks a lot to everyone who was nominated for working hard and achieving outstanding goals. Well done to everyone who was nominated or won a Union Award! If you were unable to attend you can collect your certificate or trophy box from the Student Officer Centre.

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