Students' Union Awards 2024: Discover the winners

On Thursday 23 May we held an in-person awards ceremony to announce the winners of our prestigious staff, student group, and course representative awards.


On Thursday 23 May, students and staff congregated at Stratford’s Great Hall for an evening of celebration at the Students’ Union Awards!

The Students’ Union Awards are our way of celebrating the people who make a positive impact to our campus community every day, with categories covering staff, student groups and course representatives. We had over 700 student nominations, outlining stories of our staff providing exceptional teaching and support, and our students building communities, creating fun on campus, and working hard to represent students’ views.

It was a joy to read all the nominations, and an amazing evening of celebration featuring dinner, drinks, performances and dancing, alongside the presentation of our awards. We were also delighted to partner with Residential Life as they presented their own set of awards for halls residents.

Thank you to everybody who took the time to submit a nomination or to join us at the awards ceremony, and a huge congratulations to all of our winners. View the winners (marked **) and shortlists below.


Best academic advisor
- Catherine Hobby (Business and Law)
- Gerta Kellici (Business and Law) **
- Georgia Lockwood-Estrin (Psychology)

Best professional services staff
- Reagan Brill (Student Services)
- Cressida Campbell (Psychology)
- Richard Sherriff (Arts and Creative Industries) **

Most creative teacher
- Ameer Al-Nemrat (Architecture, Computing and Engineering)
- Monique Maroney (Psychology) **
- Sophia Semerdjieva (Health, Sport and Bioscience)

Most effective feedback
- Elena Piccardi (Psychology)
- Reena Popat (Architecture, Computing and Engineering) **
- Ben Taylor (Education and Communities)

Most effective supervisor
- Meghdad Bagheri (Architecture, Computing and Engineering) **
- John Turner (Psychology)
- Ian Wells (Psychology)

Outstanding teacher of the year
- Paul Adams (Education and Communities)
- Louise Arnold (Education and Communities)
- Milly Gunn (Arts and Creative Industries) **


Best student group event
- Holi (Indian Society) **
- Nepalese New Year (Nepalese Society)
- Tamil Heritage Month (Tamil Society)

Best committee member
- Victoria Folorunso (First Love Society)
- Danagshanth Thavagnanam (Tamil Society)
- Robinson Varghese (Kerala Society) **

Best new student group
- Kerala Society
- Nepalese Society **
- Nigerian Society

Student group of the year
- Believers LoveWorld
- Indian Society
- Tamil Society **


Architecture, Computing and Engineering
- Ramsha Kiran (MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics) **
- Meera Nalinkumar Patel (MSc Construction Engineering Management)
- Danagshanth Thavagnanam (BSc Cyber Security & Networks)

Arts and Creative Industries
- Jessina Khan (BA Acting for Stage and Screen)
- Ethan Avadh Levitt (BSc Computer Games Development) **
- Austin Van Gaalen (BA Acting for Stage and Screen)

Business and Law
- Afreen Jahan (MSc Finance and Risk)
- Stefanus Edison Tupanduleni Ngolo (MSc Sports Management) **
- Jinidev Thazhe Padikkal (MSc International Business Management)

Education and Communities
- Daniel Mahon (BA Primary Education with QTS)
- Abdulrahman Nasiru Ajani (BA Early Childhood Studies)
- Rianna Rhoden (BA Early Childhood Studies) **

Health, Sport and Bioscience
- Zachary Allgood (BSc Podiatry (Apprenticeship))
- Zaneta Sadauskaite (BSc Adult Nursing)
- Yulime Timaure (BSc Public Health) **

- Carina Faria (BSc Counselling) **
- Ellen Farmer (BSc Psychology (Distance Learning)
- Sarah Gatford (MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (Distance Learning))