2018 Winners

 

Best Lecturer

FBS

Hannah Jones

 

FCES

Jeoroen Nieuwland

 

FCI

Nigel Orrillard

 

FLSE

Jordan Allers

 

Winner of Winners

Nigel Orrillard

"The most inspiring and engaging teacher I have had in my whole life. They deserve a medal a pay rise. Their ability to ground a lecture with refreshing and unpredictable intellectual thought is incrediable. I couldn't praise him enough and the only thing I could say that is negative is that I feel bad for anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of sharing a classroom with them. Get them on the Queen's honours list."

 

 

Best Academic Supervisor

FBS

Rob Thomas

 

FCES

Sharan Johnstone

 

FCI

Matthew Evans

 

FLSE

Rachel Taylor

 

Winner of Winners

Rachel Taylor

"Rachel has gone above and beyond to help me and all her other students through my dissertation. At no point have I ever felt like I was asking a stupid question. Their breadth of knowledge on the topic has been of great help and whenever I have had a query, they have been willing and able to point me in the right direction. I have no regrets about asking them to be my supervisor and would happily chose them again and recommend them to any year twos students."

 

 

Best Course Leader

FBS

Jane Finucane

 

FCES

Tracie McKinney

 

FCI

Andrew Pearsall

 

FLSE

Liz Coombes

 

Winner of Winners

Jane Finucane

"Jane has consistently, over 3 years, gone above and beyond for myself and my fellow students. My 3rd year has been affected by a number of personal issues that impacted my studies. I could never have gotten through them without her advise and support. Her door is always open and, no matter how busy she is, she always makes the time to listen and help. Not once did I feel like I was being a burden or impacting their time. She is a fantastic course leader and should be recognised for this."

 

 

The WISE Choice Award

FBS

Jackie Harris

 

FCES

Darren Johnson

 

FCI

Paul Appleby

 

FLSE

Jay Probert

 

Winner of Winners

Jackie Harris

"Jackie sought input from the entire cohort to decide on our final module assessment. Working in collaboration with students, Jackie offered suggestions whilst listening to students' feedback. In the end, the assessment can be a presentation/v-log or 3,000 word assessment or indeed a combination of all 3! This in itself makes Jackie stand out in this department. Now students can pick something that is suited to them. This means students can achieve a good mark by working on something that is enjoyable, whilst also encapsulating the critera required. In essence, the work created in this assingment can give us an edge in the graduate market, as we have been able to show our practical skills applied to theoretical perspectives. Again, thank you, for allowing us to be of progression!"

 

 

Outstanding Student Support

Sharon Graham

"They are more than a disabilities tutor, they are honestly a hero. Therefore, I will begin with the the aspect that Sharon's main amazing point them is the selfless attitude towards their students. Since they are willing to check over work while the clock is ticking towards midnight ensuring that they student get the best possible grade regardless of their disabilties. The empathy they bring to their students whether it would be dyslexia like myself to something physical. They understand the problem the tackle the assingments given to the student with positive energy and enthusiasm. Allowing students to not only grow within USW but also as learners and academics."

 

 

Course Rep of the Year

Robert Mills

"Robert is confident in bringing forward student concerns. They are well-spoken, calm and considerate. They are dedicated to the role and take it seriously. They don't shy away from the extra workload it may bring as they truly have their students and their students' experience at heart. They are keen to learn more about what they can do as Course Rep and I hope that they continue in the role throughout their degree. I believe that the students on their course will benefit greatly from them doing so."

 

 

Student Voice Rep of the Year

Szimona Szoradova

"Szimona is exactly the kind of person who should be an SVR, and they are credit to USW. They are confident, caring, dependable, and they are not afraid to speak when they see a proble. Having worked with them over the past year, I can honestly say that I have not known a single other student who puts in the sheer effort that they do. Every students should have a Szimona in their corner, and the world would be a better place for it. Every meeting I have with Szimons sheds insight into how things are really going for the students within the Faculty, and they aren't fazed by my being staff. I have seen them single-handedly solve problems within the Faculty, as well as liaise with management staff and the SU to successfully raise concerns. They attend more meeting than they are required to, purely because they care so much about improving the student experience for current and future students alike. I know them to be working on extenuating circumstances as part of their project for the year, and I believe they will make great changes."

 

 

Student Councillor of the Year

Rhys Pewtner

"Rhys have made huge leaps since starting in the SU. Their confidence and their ability to take forward students' concerns has grown vastly this two years as an SVR. Their SVR project led them to become Mature Students' Officer on Student Council, and alongside Megan Wilson (the SU President), they have worked hard to ensure childcare support is provided after the restructuring process and have since taken the work nationally. I really hope that Rhys gains even more confidence as they are such a capable student. If they do, they truly will be a force to be reckoned with."

 

 

Most Inspirational Student of the Year

Tharsan Sellathurai and Jonathan Shurr

"Since Tharsan and Jonathan arrived at the institute they have been involved in the British Academy of Chiropractice Students (BACS) as the representatives for the Welsh Insititue of Chiropractic (WiOC) chapter. Their contined dedication to raising the profie of the WiOC and USW to the wider student and professional community had already rasied the bar for future students. Their efforts took us to new heights this year, after months of hard work and planning as they organised and managed the BACS conference at USW in February 2018. To add even further emphasis on the magnitude of this event, they also attracted the Presidents of the 2 major external Chiropractic professional associations, the BCA and RCC. So not only did they raise the profile of the course and institue internally, but their efforts were felt externally and will noted throughout the profession. The final point to emphasis is that they did this without any monetary or academic reward. It was purely an exercise to cap off what has been an oustanding performance by these two men over their time at USW."