It’s a week since our Rep Awards provided a splendid close to Edge Hill Students’ Union’s ‘Celebration Fortnight’, which saw staff and students’ achievements celebrated through a series of awards nights on and off campus.
Last Thursday’s Rep Awards gave recognition to some of our fantastic Students who create a vital link between the wider student base, teaching staff and Edge Hill Students’ Union, and play a huge part in ensuring students are happy with their courses and running campaigns on student issues.
The Rep Awards panel received a wide range of nominations highlighting the high calibre of Student Reps at Edge Hill, and the huge impact they have had on so many students.
Faculty of Arts and Science Rep Reiss Sudworth was praised for creating real change in the department, through getting lecturers to wear microphones and some sessions recorded for students. He also facilitated the posting of lectures in advance of the lessons so that it could be downloaded and added to during lecture time.
David Brownrigg, Postgraduate Rep, negotiated deadlines being moved relative to placement workload, and was praised for being aware of the wellbeing of other students at all times.
These changes have made a huge difference to lives of students on their respective courses, and demonstrate the need for the student rep system in offering student-led feedback which makes changes that will have a direct impact on students at a local level.
The full list of our fantastic Rep Awards winners are as follows:
Student Rep of the Year (Faculty of Health and Social Care): Bethany Hadfield
Student Rep of the Year (Faculty of Arts and Sciences): Reiss Sudworth
Student Rep of the Year (Faculty of Education): Ryan Morris
Faculty Rep of the Year: Tobias Hammond
Postgraduate Rep of the year: David Brownrigg
Rep Achievement Award: Sam Woodrow
Part Time Officer of the Year: Yasmin Lee & Kathryn Pidcock
Luke Myer, VP Academic Representation said, “It’s really important to recognise the hundreds of students who not only work hard on their degree, but also put a huge amount of time into extra-curricular activities, whether it’s sports, societies, or representation. Students at Edge Hill are incredibly passionate about the quality of their education and student experience, and we’re really lucky to have so many students who want to get involved with helping us make Edge Hill University an even better place to study”.
Yasmin Lee (LGBT+ Officer) and Kathryn Pidcock (Disabled Students Officer) were both awarded the Part Time Officer of the Year award, after the huge successes of their respective PRIDE week and Disability History Month campaigns. They were commended for the time they have contributed to improving the lives of other students, and demonstrated how important it is for a Students’ Union to have a relevant representation structure.