The annual Union Awards is a chance for us to formally recognise the achievements of our active members and staff who have inspired us all.
In order to make the shortlist, nominees for these awards must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Through their work have had a demonstrable impact on the student experience of their peers.
- Have enhanced the reputation of the Students’ Union through their commitment, dedication and professionalism.
- Enabled the Students’ Union to achieve or exceed one of more of its strategic objectives.
- Demonstrated innovation in extending the range of opportunities and services available through the Students’ Union.
- Created positive change within the Students’ Union, University or local community.
Shortlisting for all of the categories awarded at the event is conducted by the Union Awards Panel, which is made up of:
TBC, Bucks Students’ Union, Student Trustee
TBC, Bucks Students’ Union, External Trustee
Tamsin Grainger, President, Bucks Students’ Union
Natasha Neal, Vice President Education and Welfare, Bucks Students’ Union
Tom Featherstone, Vice President Student Involvement, Bucks Students’ Union
Tristan Tipping, Chief Executive Officer, Bucks Students’ Union
Matthew Kitching, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Bucks Students’ Union
In cases where a member of the judging panel is shortlisted for an award, the judge will be asked to leave the room so all candidates can be considered fairly.
Society Committee Member of the Year
RAG Charity Fundraiser of the Year
Sport for Fun Ambassador of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Media Contributor of the Year
Society of the Year
Professional Service Employee Partner of the Year
Academic Staff Partner of the Year proudly
Campaigner of the Year
Student Rep of the Year
Membership Services Student Staff Member of the Year
Commercial Services Student Staff Member of the Year
Student Leadership Award
Honorary Life Membership
Union Fellowship is an award which the Sabbatical Officers of the Students’ Union shall bestow on an annual basis, to a member of the student or graduate community of Buckinghamshire New University. The recipient must have displayed an outstanding degree of commitment, initiative and positive impact over a minimum of three years, during their life at the University. This award is the pinnacle of our recognition of student or alumni contribution.
There will be a maximum of one winner per academic year unless there are exceptional circumstances, their name shall be displayed on honours boards within the Students’ Union venue.
2010 - Jill Kittle
2011 - Jen Yarrow
2012 - Adam Pears
2013 - Guy Humphrey
2013 - Daisy May Bodewes
2013 - Lauren Troiano
2014 - Tom Badger
2015 - Adam Bartlett
2016 - Mark Sweeney
2017 - Ben Parmar
2018 - Rhona Noel
2019 - Tom Mepham
2019 - Megan Staples
2020 - Christina Demetriou
Honorary Life membership will be bestowed to those individuals who have dedicated a minimum of five years exceptional contribution, or service, to the furtherance of our Students’ Union. The names of Honorary Life members will be displayed on honours boards within the Students’ Union venue.
It is not expected that these awards will simply be given annually but rather when candidates fill the necessary requirements. Recipients need not have studied at Buckinghamshire New University.
2010 – Pauline Smith
2010 – James Lloyd
2011 – Trevor Nicholls
2011 – Andy Smith
2011 – Tom Foy
2012 – Will Hoskin
2013 – Ash Coles
2013 – Kay Corden
2014 – Brian Tranter
2014 – Derek Godfrey
2014 – Naomi Franco
2015 – Ruth Farwell
2015 – Matt Gilbert
2015 – Ross McLaughlin
2016 – Stuart Norton
2016 – Lauren Troiano
2017 – Wendy Lumley
2017 – Ruth Gunstone
2017 – Joe Collins
2017 – Jenny Wade
2018 – Noel Cornford
2019 - Ian Hunter
2019 - Greg Pike
2020 - Nigel Copperwheat