Standout student achievements recognised in Celebrating Success Awards 2017

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Hundreds of students gain acknowledgment for their work across the 16/17 academic year

Students commended in award ceremonies across six individual extra-curricular areas

Winners automatically short listed for Pride of Newcastle Awards on 8 June

Last week Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) hosted its annual Celebrating Success Awards week.

The Celebrating Success Awards give Newcastle University students the chance to have their extra-curricular achievements recognised. The Awards are open to current and recent graduates from any course or stage across the University.

In the awards, students had the opportunity to nominate themselves, other students or groups, to be rewarded for their efforts in six extra-curricular areas: Sport, Student Representation, Community, Societies, Media and Business and Enterprise. Nominations for the awards closed on 24 March 2017 and were judged by NUSU staff and student body executives.

The awards are a great opportunity for students to be rewarded for the hard work they do outside their course, whether on-campus or reaching out into the wider community.

The Celebrating Success Awards began with the Sport category at the annual Atheltic Union Ball on 30 March. The following five ceremonies took place 8-11 March, beginning with the Student Representation Awards and ending with the Media Awards.

At each ceremony, at least ten individual awards were presented, allowing a large breadth of knowledge and expertise to be recognised.

Full details of each event, the nominees, and the winners and photos from the ceremonies will appear on the NUSU website.

Commenting on the awards, Jade Holroyd, Editor of The Courier, Sabbatical Officer and judge of the Media category said: “I attended every awards ceremony and they were all just fantastic.

“Working at NUSU I know how much extra-curricular stuff students get involved with and it really is commendable. It was an absolute pleasure to see the tremendous work of students being acknowledged on such an official basis

“Once again, a massive Congratulations to all those who won and were nominated.”

Rewards for the extra-curricular achievements of students doesn’t stop with the Celebrating Success Awards;  all winners are automatically short listed for the relevant outstanding category in the Pride of Newcastle Awards.

The Pride of Newcastle Awards focus on celebrating students’ outstanding contributions to the University and the wider community. The awards consist of eleven award categories linking to the University’s societal challenge themes.

Nominees are invited to a celebration dinner where awards are presented in front of an audience of students, staff, graduate recruiters, and city leaders. When assessing the nominations, judges are looking for evidence of outstanding innovation, effort, contribution, skill development, and impact on the University and/or wider community.

Short listed entrants for the Pride of Newcastle Awards will be announced during the week following 15 May .

The Pride of Newcastle Awards ceremony will take place on the 8 June 2017 in the Civic Centre.

To find out more information about the Pride of Newcastle University awards, go to the Newcastle University NCL+ website.

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