The annual University of Westminster Staff Appreciation Awards took place at all four of the University’s campuses and faculties to celebrate contributions made by academics and staff who have made a great impact on the student experience this academic year.

The Staff Appreciation Awards are managed by the University of Westminster’s Student Union (UWSU) and determined by nominations from students. They are the only awards at the University that include the entire staff body, both academic and non-academic.

This year’s awards proved a great success and were attended by staff, students, UWSU Vice Presidents Usman Mahmood, Salsabil Al-Siri, Dan Seamarks and Lauren Waugh, as well as the UWSU President Jim Hirschmann.

Speaking about the awards Jim said:

“During my time at Westminster I feel exceptionally privileged to have been surrounded by inspirational, caring and intelligent staff who have been fundamental to my development. Thank you for all your work, and I hope that you keep being amazing.”

UWSU Vice President for Cavendish campus, Usman Mahmood added: “I am sincerely proud and honoured to have been working alongside some fantastic staff over the past two years. I have truly been inspired by your work and so has the entire student body.”

The three categories of the Staff Appreciation Awards are; the Academic Staff awards; Non-Academic Staff awards; and the Support Staff awards.

The academic awards are given to staff who have provided excellent teaching service over the past year across students of all years of study. During the nomination process it was evident that students have truly appreciated and valued passionate lecturers, clear and useful information during their course and those who go above and beyond the classroom to help students. The non-academic staff awards appreciate all the other aspects of student life that enhance the University experience and the staff which make this possible, and the support staff awards recognise staff who have provided guidance, support and advice to help students overcome barriers they face at University.

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