NTSU Awards Categories

Here is a full breakdown of each award category and the criteria for each award. Click here to nominate yourself or somebody else for one or more award.

Course representative of the year

  • Has made an outstanding contribution to their course. 

  • Shown on-going commitment and enthusiasm to improving their course. 

  • Has submitted consistent and timely feedback. 

  • Has shown excellent level of attendance and participation at Course Rep meetings. 

  • Has helped drive a beneficial improvement that will benefit current and future students.

School representative of the year

  • Has shown dedication and enthusiasm to making changes to their school.
  • Has supported and involved themselves in the changes to the school representatives’ role.
  • Has submitted consistent and timely feedback.
  • Has made an outstanding contribution that will benefit current and future students.
  • Has shown excellent attendance and participation in meetings.

RAG event of the year

  • Was an innovative and exciting event that engaged a large amount of students with RAG.
  • Raised awareness of RAG.
  • Was an event that has either raised awareness or funds for a charity.
  • Showed excellent organisation and effective publicity skills.

Volunteering outstanding contribution award

  • Has been shortlisted for the NTSU volunteer of the month award during the 2016/17 academic year. 

Carrie Maclaren green impact award

  • A Green Leader who has had an submission accepted through the Green leaders project.

Hall rep of the year

  • Has made an outstanding contribution to life in their residence
  • Has shown ongoing commitment and enthusiasm to improving life in their residence
  • Has submitted consistent and timely feedback
  • Has shown an excellent level of attendance and participation at Hall Rep meetings
  • Has participated in planning/leading interhalls activities and campaigns

Societies event of the year

  • Held either a successful one-off or series of events which engaged fellow students and was well attended.
  • Showed excellent organisation and effective publicity skills.
  • Included and appealed to two or more of the following groups: members, non-members, NTSU, the University, outside organisations and the wider community.
  • Raised awareness of the society.

Best new society

  • Society must have been active for twelve months or less.
  • Effectively manage the society’s budget/account.
  • Follow NTSU and Student Activities procedures and guidelines, e.g. trip registration.
  • Good member recruitment and retention for duration active period.
  • Successfully organised activities and events for members.
  • Good, regular communication between the society and NTSU.
  • Shows potential for growth and future success.
  • Caters for all members and has been successful in fulfilling its aims and objectives

Society of the year

  • Caters for all members by organising a variety of events/activities, and has been successful in fulfilling its aims and objectives.
  • Aim to raise profile of societies within NTSU and the university.
  • Effectively managed the society’s budget and accounts.
  • Has had good member retention and engagement throughout the year .
  • Effective communication to society members.
  • Has maintained a positive representation of NTSU and the University.
  • Followed NTSU and Student Activities procedures and guidelines, maintained good, regular communication between the society and NTSU and attended the relevant training sessions.

Ian King NTSU Volunteer Of The Year

“The overall Ian King NTSU volunteer of the year will recognise the tireless efforts and achievements of the individual(s) who has/have “gone above and beyond”.  This/these individual(s) will have been involved with a number of different activities, excelling and inspiring in each.”

In order to judge the nominations for the overall NTSU Volunteer of the Year award, the judges shall consider:

  • Continued and extensive involvement, which results in outstanding contribution to the organisation.
  • Spent time developing a volunteering opportunity within the areas above.
  • Raised the profile of these areas in which volunteering has taken place within and outside NTSU and NTU.
  • Balances time successfully between volunteering, academic and social commitments.
  • Assisted in the preparation and management of activities and events.

The following award winners will automatically become the nominees for the Ian King NTSU volunteer of the year award:

  • Course representative of the year.
  • School representative of the year.
  • Captain of the year.
  • Crew member of the year.
  • Volunteering outstanding contribution award.
  • Carrie Maclaren green impact award.
  • Hall rep of the year.
  • Society of the year.

Click here to nominate yourself or somebody else for one or more award.