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University of Worcester Students' Achievements Celebrated

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University of Worcester students have been honoured for their work in the community, sporting excellence and contributions to university life.

Worcester Students’ Union recently held its annual Celebration Week with a Colours Ball, celebrating sporting achievement by students, and it’s Union Awards, recognising those students who have made outstanding contributions to the wider community or university.

The Union Awards also included the Student Choice Awards, a chance to recognise teachers or lecturers that students felt had stood out in their time at university.

Awards handed out during Celebration Week included Society Personality of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year, Sports Club of the Year, Institute Representative of the Year and StAR (Student Academic Representative) of the Year.

Winners were voted on by students from a shortlist of those nominated by students.

Students’ Union President, Jade Haley, said: “Celebration Week as a whole is a busy, but spectacular time of year. As a Union, we think it is very important to give students and staff recognition for the hard work they achieve over the academic year. There are group awards, as well as individual awards, for those that go the extra mile during their time here. It is so much fun and fills us with such pride seeing our students and what they have achieved. It’s also great to see the hardworking academics getting praise for excellent teaching and support for students.”


The full list of winners were:

Union Awards
New Society of the Year: Education Enhancement
Society Personality of the Year: Beth Fuller from Christian Union 
StAR (Student Academic Representative) of the Year: Isla McGregor
Institute Representative of the Year: Abbey Ballard
Most Improved Society: Nature Society
Community Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca Abrams 
Most Charitable Society: UniBoob Team
Society of the Year: Loco Show Co.
Part Time Officer: Harry Lonsdale (RAG Officer)
SU Student Staff of the Year: Josh Holdcroft

Students’ Choice Awards
Outstanding Lecturer: Alison Reeves
Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor: Keith Unwin
Extra Mile Award: Anne Pratt
Module Excellence Award: Institute of Sport & Exercise Science, SPRT3013, Consultancy in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Outstanding Innovation in Teaching: Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts, ENGL2201, Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice
Deputy Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching: Steve Coles
Special Recognition Award: Mike Stevenson


Colours Ball

Most Improved Player:
Futsal - Aaron Adams
Swimming -  Alexandra Horner
Cheerleading -  Alisa Calder
Netball - Becca Dickson
Handball -  David Gent
Trampolining -   Ella Sutton
Ladies’ Football - Georgie Richings
Ladies’ Hockey - Hannah Bradley
Table Tennis - Hebe Adams
Men's Rugby - Jack Moore
Ladies' Basketball - Jessica Dowles
Tennis - Josh Goodwin
Badminton -  Josh Ryland-Langley
Wheelchair Basketball - Kirsty Dea
Equestrian - Lucy Biggerstaff
Dance - Mark Raw
Men's Basketball - Michael Stevenson
Men's Rugby - Ruari Wharton
Rowing - Ryan Pettifer
Volleyball - Scott Marsh
Ultimate Frisbee - Thomas Jones
Ladies’ Rugby - Summer Jones

Male Athlete of the Year: Matthew Hudson-Smith
Female Athlete of the Year: Bethany Crumpton
Sports Team of the Year: Ladies’ Hockey 1st team
Sports Club of the Year: Ladies Hockey
Charity Fundraiser of the Year: Wheelchair Basketball
Jennifer Pinnell: Tom Howard (Ladies’ Hockey)
Administrator of the Year: Sophie Tapp (Fencing)