Students' Union Awards

The Bradford College Students’ Union has held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the successes and achievements of students and staff.

The event recognised achievements across a range of areas including teaching, volunteering, leadership and sport.

Nominations for staff awards came from students and both staff and students put in nominations for the student awards before the winners were chosen by a judging panel and revealed at a ceremony in the Dye House Gallery.

Three students were honoured for making outstanding contributions. Ume Habiba collected the Outstanding Contribution to Others trophy for her work as a Student Ambassador and course representative.

David Winn’s volunteer work with a number of different organisations including the British Heart Foundation, Bradford Literature Festival and Bradford Festival was recognised in his award for Outstanding Contribution to Bradford.

Steven Clay took the Outstanding Contribution to Bradford College prize after impressing the judges with his efforts championing the voice of students through his role as a student representative, Students’ Union part-time officer and student trustee of the union.

The trio also all took home Gold Awards in the student participation awards section.

The fourth Gold Award for participation went to John Carolan for, among other things, his volunteer work on student radio station, RamAir.

Silver Awards for participation went to Muneera Patel, Connor Drake, Hassan Abdulkadir and Amal Ramzan.

Four students were handed Gold Awards for leadership – Mohamed Baaziz, Mphango Simwaka, Cammy Edmondson and Becki Ashworth.

The following students received Silver Awards for leadership, Ugne Juozapaviciute, Samera Hussain, Sureya Bibi, Scott Paterson and Sarah George.

Amadou Jallow collected the Football Society Player of the Year prize as voted for by his teammates.

The big winner among the teaching staff was Public Services tutor Christopher Reid who walked away with two trophies – the Inspiring Teaching Award and the Tutor of the Year Award.

The Innovative Teaching Award went to Law tutor Thomas Knight.

Science and Maths tutor Jim Taylor collected the Excellent Teaching Award. Biology tutor Fran Hooley won the Effective Feedback and Assessment Award. And the FE Department for Art, Science and Humanities was recognised as the department which received the highest number of nominations from all teaching awards.

The Support Staff of Year trophy went to progress coach, Umar Rafique.

Student advisor Kath Denison was named Students’ Union Staff Member of the Year while Darren Wright from the Estates Department was given a Special Commendation for Contribution to College.

Community organisation Bradford People First, a self-advocacy group, run by people with learning disabilities for people with learning disabilities, was presented with the Community Impact on Students Award.