Every year we hold the Partnership Awards, celebrating the students and staff who have gone above and beyond to make the Leeds learning experience so brilliant.
We have 12 categories for which you can nominate somebody, including: Student Academic Rep of the Year, Feedback, Equality and Inclusion, Innovation, Inspirational Teaching, Mentor, Personal Tutor, Positive Impact, Postgraduate Researchers who Teach or Demonstrate, Supervisor, Wellbeing, Global.
If you know any Student, Staff member or group that is a shining example of one of these categories, please do not hesitate to nominate them so we can celebrate them.
Nominations are now open and close at midnight on 6 April.
This person or group strives to create a fair and equal environment in which everyone can achieve their potential. This may include, but is not limited to:
Teaching or administrative practice
Outreach and engagement work
Contribution to student success
Curriculum content (such as responding to student-led campaigns to liberate the curriculum, eg. ‘Why is my Curriculum White’)
The person who provides invaluable and supportive academic feedback, in both content and delivery method, which helps others to develop and excel in their work.
The Global Award celebrates staff members, students, or groups who work with a global focus. It aims to recognise excellence amongst those who have actively engaged in the promotion and maintenance of international or intercultural activities, education; or competence. It also recognises those who are involved in the internationalisation of the University of Leeds or Leeds University Union, formally or otherwise.
Reasons for nominating a person could include (but are not limited to) activities related to:
Educating peers about different cultures
The person or group who uses innovative methods and approaches to engage and excite others. Examples include but are not limited to:
Embracing new technology to the benefit of students and staff
Developing new and innovative ways to enhance the academic or non-academic student experience
Presenting challenging ideas in a way to spark discussion that furthers the understanding of a subject area
The person or group who have used their passion and dedication for a subject area to inspire others to be ambitious, enthusiastic and challenged to develop new ideas.
Whether an SES staff member, academic, or a student, this person’s guidance and support has encouraged and nurtured others to develop their skills and prospects for the future, helping them to grow and progress, either personally or in their learning.
The personal tutor who does their utmost to support their students, promoting engagement with academic and co-curricular activities, and facilitating their personal development.
The person who has made an exceptional difference to others’ experiences through an outstanding contribution to their School, Faculty, Department, or Service, or who has worked hard to make individuals’ experiences better.
Any registered Leeds PhD student who, while undertaking their own study, has also actively and exceptionally contributed to other students’ education as a module assistant, seminar leader or demonstrator.
The School Rep, Course Rep, or Postgraduate Research Rep who has actively worked in partnership with others to secure positive, student-led change that makes a real difference to students and staff.
The dissertation, thesis or final year project supervisor who has guided and inspired others to push the boundaries of their research for a dissertation, final year project or thesis.
The staff member, student, or group who makes an exceptional contribution to wellbeing at Leeds through raising awareness, supporting individuals and/or actively referring others at Leeds.
This Award is decided by the shortlisting panel and given to the person or people who have been deemed to have had an exceptional impact. Often this will be a person, group, or School that has been nominated broadly, or particularly active on a specific issue.