The shortlist for the Students’ Guild Awards 2016 has now been made available online. There are up to five nominations under the eleven different categories, ranging from “Campaign of the Year” to “Outstanding Individual Contribution”.
Alongside the published shortlist, students also have the option to vote this year’s “Peoples’ Choice” category. Shortlisted students include Ben Cartwright (Station Manager of Xpression FM), Amy Squires (Societies Officer and Footlights President), Lucy Curry (Vice President of Feminist Society), Harry Grocott (President of Mixed Touch Rugby), and Femi Kalejeiye (NOOMA President).
This is the third year the Guild Awards has taken place; it was first introduced in 2013 to recognise the “outstanding commitment of Exeter students to creating the best possible experience for their peers.”
The awards focus on celebrating individuals and societies who have enhanced student experience at Exeter through Guild involvement.
Mind Your Head Society say they are thrilled to have been nominated twice. Their campaign to spread awareness of mental health in sport has been shortlisted for “Campaign of the Year”. They are also on the shortlist for “Outstanding Commitment to Student Welfare and Support”.
Society presidents Leah Fuller and Rija Tariq told Exeposé: “Being recognised shows we’re another step closer to breaking the stigma around mental health.”
Fuller has also been individually shortlisted under the same category. Meanwhile, Sam Jackson has been nominated for “Student Leader of the Year” following his Guild involvement as the Challenges Officer for RAG, a Welcome Team Senior and a Housing Team Leader.
He said: “To be recognised at Guild Awards for the hard work that myself and my team have put in is a real honour, and it’s something that I never imagined would happen”.
Nominated for “Student Group of the Year” are Soul Choir, Postgraduate Society, Islamic Society and First Aid.
Shortly before the Students’ Guild awards shortlist was made available, the Teaching Awards ceremony took place on 28 April. The 2016 winners were announced to academic staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to delivering education.
The student results will be announced at an invitation-only gala this term, with the date to be confirmed by the Guild.
Students’ Guild Award Categories
• Campaign of the Year • Community Impact • Event of the Year • Exceptional Contribution to the Academic Experience • Outstanding Commitment to Student Welfare and Support • Outstanding Individual Contribution • Outstanding Student Sta Member • People’s Choice • Student Group of the Year • Student Leader(s) of the Year • Student-led Project of the Year