Most dedicated dissertation/project supervisor
Natalie Semley – shortlisted in this category 2018
"From even before I was allocated Natalie as my dissertation supervisor she was happy to meet with me and discuss potential honours project ideas. She has been a continued support throughout and, on the day of being told our supervisors, she sent an email to all of her students introducing herself and the first steps that we should be taking towards getting our first hand in done on time. I was completely lost with my ideas however Natalie was more than happy to sit down with me and talk them all through and again the following week when I was still confused. She has continually been there through each of the stages in research and has helped me develop my idea into something which I am extremely passionate about. There are no silly questions with her and her patience has been a life saver for me when I have been stressed beyond knowing. Even a quick email late at night gets a response too and I know that if I needed to meet up for any reason she would be there. From developing my first idea to having half my work done and seeing it all come together she has been nothing but supportive and pushing me the extra step each time in order for me to achieve my absolute best. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me! Natalie is an extremely worthy nomination of the 'Most dedicated dissertation' for all of the reasons listed! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Sheela Agarwal 2018
"I honestly couldn't wish for a better dissertation supervisor. Sheela has gone above and beyond in supporting me throughout the year and has helped me to keep focused in times I would normally panic. I can't thank Sheela enough for everything she has done for me. Despite her busy schedule and all the other responsibilities she holds she never fails to meet me when I ask, respond to my emails quicker than anyone else would and always calming me down when I get in a panic. I have never met anyone so dedicated to their students and I know her other dissertation students would 100 per cent agree. I would like to nominate Sheela for this award as no thank you will ever compare to what she does for us."
Nigel Jackson 2018
"I feel that Nigel has been an amazing dissertation tutor going above and beyond to always answer any questions or concerns I may have. He answers his emails quickly with an in depth response even after office hours and while he was lecturing in a different country. I feel he wants the best for me and wants to see me succeed which is very motivational. He has created additional learning materials such as podcasts and help sheets with guidance and frequently asked questions from previous years. Nigel is always willing to help and I am very grateful. Thank you!!"
Jennifer Phillips 2018
"The reason for the nomination is that Jennifer has been very supportive and helpful. She has helped me to develop my dissertation. When I felt like giving up or changing my idea she helped me realise that I should have more confidence in myself and work. Jennifer has also helped with my literature review by suggesting ideas and supporting me, which enabled me to be free to discover new ideas and gaps in the literature. She is inspirational, dedicated and helpful. She gave me advice in year 2 because I had questions on destination image. Jennifer was also very open and allowed us to meet with her regularly if we wished to, and also organised a meeting at the beginning of the year to go through the project. She is just an all-rounded great supervisor that is inspirational.
"Jennifer has given full support and guidance for my dissertation by listening to my ideas and helping to find the best ways of putting them into practice. Without her I don't believe I would be as far as I have come with my work. She has truly been amazing! She has shown a great level of professionalism and organisation, she is also always keen to help. I truly believe she deserves the recognition has it is evident through her hard work. Thank you Jennifer for everything!"
Sensational programme lead
Mandy Aggett 2018
"Mandy has only just taken over the role from Craig, but I have already had a meeting with her about students concerns and she was supportive of my ideas and eager to find solutions to the concerns. She is also quick to send out opportunities for us to improve our CV and take part in exciting experiences that will enhance our employability in the future.
"She has made me feel that I can talk to her about University life alongside being approachable about other aspects of student life."
Tanya Bellingham 2019 – Faculty winner
This award is for a Programme Lead who has made a recognisable difference the student experience at programme level. Tanya has won the faculty level award for BSc (Hons) Events Management 2019.