The Student Success Award trophies in the foreground with the Student Success Awards presentation slide in the background

Date published: May 07, 2019

Student Success Awards met with positivity

The Student Success Awards were recently hosted as an opportunity to recognise non-academic achievements for University of Salford students who take on additional growth and engagement opportunities outside of their studies.

Nearly 100 nominations were received across eight categories, with all shortlisted nominees invited to attend the ceremony on 1 May 2019 at Media City campus.

There was a wonderful atmosphere all evening as the prizes were handed out by the awards’ sponsors. Winners received a trophy and £100 Amazon voucher with their certificate. Congratulations once again to the winners:

  • Mentor Award – Kirsty Thomas, Biomedical Scientist, Wigan & Salford (PAWS)
  • Student Mentee Award – Sophie Glynn, BSc (Hons) Social Policy
  • Graduate Internship Award – Rebecca Bowcock, BA (Hons) Geography
  • Entrepreneur Award – Laura Billington, BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
  • Social Impact Award – Azeem Amir, BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • Industry Experience Award – Magnus Woodgate, BEng (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering
  • Unitemps Student Employee Award – Eve Bent, BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Above and Beyond Award – Zayd Abid-Waheed, BSc (Hons) Geography

Professor Neil Fowler, Dean of Students, and Richard Jeffery, Director of the Business Growth Hub, gave engaging and inspiring speeches to kick off the event, which 75 people attended on the night including friends, family and fellow students and staff from the University.

The host for the evening, Tom Short, a comedian and student studying MA Contemporary Performance Practice, kept the audience entertained, and a fantastic performance from singer/songwriter Toria Wooff was enjoyed by all.

Guests enjoyed a cheese and wine reception once the ceremony closed and were able to discuss the remarkable and inspirational achievements of University of Salford students. Guests thoroughly enjoyed taking a step back from the encompassing thoughts of essays and assessments to reflect on those extra opportunities, their volunteering, their projects and the amazing commitments that will send ripples of success into their future employment prospects and into enriching their time here at the University.

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