We have a number of awards available in our 2021 Awards. This year we're focussing on our Birkbeck Heroes; our incredible students and staff members who have had a huge positive impact on the Birkbeck Community! Students are able to nominate individuals that they believe deserve to celebrated for their contributions throughout the year! Below you can find all of the categories available this year - you can find out more by clicking each title!
In such a trying year, we’ve been so inspired by our incredible students who have been dedicated to enhancing the experience of other students at Birkbeck. Has society president worked hard to keep activity going? Do you have a friend who’s been hard at work campaigning to improve the Birkbeck experience? Have you, or someone you know, spent the year organising virtual activities or study sessions to keep your course connected? This award aims to celebrate an individual or group that have gone above and beyond to grow and benefit the Birkbeck community. If you know someone who has done this – nominate them here.
From online pub quizzes to virtual yoga workshops, events have looked so different this year; we've swapped the classroom for our front rooms and built friendships and fun through our screens. This award aims to celebrate the incredible student run events that have been organised throughout the 20/21 academic year. Has your society run an inspiring talk for it's members? Were you impressed by an activity that was organised by one of the members in your network? Did you just really enjoy a workshop that you attended this year? Nominate it here.
This award aims to celebrate the work of all of the committee members in our clubs, societies and networks throughout the year. Has your president contributed to the growth of your society? Has your treasurer gone above and beyond in their role? Has one of your committee members organised fun activities for your members? Our committee members are so important to the growth and sustainability of our student groups. If you're impressed by the work of one of your committee members, nominate them here.
Course Reps are imperative to the Union's work in providing student feedback to the College and lobbying for academic change. This award aims to recognise a Course Rep that has gone above and beyond in their role. Has your Course Rep collected feedback from their Course mates and helped to make change on your course? Have they dedicated their time to represent you at different meetings and committees? Have they worked to build community within your course, department or school? Nominate them here.
This award was created to acknowledge the student groups who have stood our amongst the rest, creating great opportunities for its members and building community within Birkbeck. Has your Society had a positive impact on your year? Has your student group run lots of fun events/activities for its members? Has your network gone above and beyond in their representation and lobbying work? If you want to recognise a student group (society, club or network) for outstanding work, nominate them here.
This award aims to celebrate a member of staff at Birkbeck who has gone above and beyond in their role to enhance the student experience at Birkbeck. In such a tough year, Birkbeck staff have been vital in ensuring that students feel supported while studying at home. Has a member of staff in your department gone out of their way to support you? Have they ensured that you have had all the resources that you need (and more) while studying from home? Have they helped to build community for your course? Nominate them here.
This award is to celebrate non-teaching staff members who work hard everyday to ensure that students at Birkbeck have an amazing experience! Whether it's your administrator who support you with all of your enquiries or a security guard that's made you feel safe while on campus - we want to celebrate those special staff! Nominate them here.
This award was created to celebrate staff members who go above and beyond to provide engaging and unforgettable lectures and seminars! Does your lecturer ensure that everyone understands the material delivered? Does your seminar teacher hold engaging discussions that everyone gets involved with? Are they friendly and supportive? Celebrate teaching excellence at Birkbeck and nominate them here.
We all know that writing your dissertation or final project is an incredibly stressful time of the year, and it's key that students have the right support during this time. This award is to celebrate the staff member that students believe has gone the extra mile to support them with their dissertation or final project. If your dissertation or project supervisor has guided and supported you through your experience, nominate them here.
This award is to celebrate staff members who continuously go above and beyond to support students in their role as personal tutor throughout the year. Things can often seem uncertain, and often impersonal, when you're at university, so students really benefit from support that is both personal and reliable. Do you meet regularly with your personal tutor? Do they support you throughout the year? Do they provide you with advice and signpost you when you need it? Nominate them for Best Personal Tutor here.
New to our 2021 Awards, we're introducing 'Colleague of the Year' - a staff voted for award. At Birkbeck there are hundreds of staff members who are dedicated to Birkbeck's mission to improving the student experience. From lecturers to our External Relations team and our cleaning staff to our HR or Finance teams - we want to celebrate both our student facing and non-student facing staff members. This award was created for staff members to recognise and celebrate their deserving colleagues. If you're a staff member at Birkbeck, nominate your collague here.