Partnership Awards 2019

The winners of the annual Partnership Awards, part of Leeds University Union’s Celebrate Week, have been announced.

Leeds Partnership Awards May 2019

The Leeds Partnership Awards celebrate both staff and students who truly put The Leeds Partnership – an agreement setting out the mutual expectations of us all as members of the University community – into practice.

It recognises the achievements, commitments and impact of staff, students and postgraduate researchers (PGRs) here at the University. 

The winners were announced at a ceremony on Monday 29 April.

Shortlisted nominees and winners are:

Student Academic Rep of the Year

The School, Course, or Postgraduate Research Rep who has actively worked in partnership with others to secure positive, student-led change that makes a real difference to both students and staff.


William Marriott
Clare Mawson - Winner
Layla Kouara
Sophia Liu

Best Feedback

The person who provides invaluable and supportive academic feedback, in both content and delivery method, which helps others to develop and excel in their work. 


Tom Jackson
Jordan Boyle - Winner
Kirsten Huby

Equality and Inclusion

This person or group strives to create a fair and equal environment in which everyone can achieve their potential. This could include, but isn't limited to:

  • Teaching or administrative practice
  • Outreach and engagement work
  • Contribution to student success
  • Curriculum content (such as responding to student-led campaigns to liberate the curriculum e.g. Why is my curriculum white?)


Dima Chami
Bothaina Tashani, Monisha Jackson, and Olivia Andrews - Winner
Jacqueline Houghton
Gill Main


The person or group who uses innovative methods and approaches to engage and excite others. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Embracing new technology to the benefit of students and staff
  • Developing new and innovative ways to enhance the academic or non-academic student experience
  • Presenting challenging ideas in a way to spark discussion that furthers the understanding of a subject area


Tess Hornsby-Smith
Sean Gledhill - Winner
Mathew Francis and Food Physics Group

Inspirational Teaching

The person who has used their passion and dedication for a subject area to inspire others to be ambitious, enthusiastic and challenged to develop new ideas.


Stephen Coleman
Richard Barker
Roger Clark - Winner
Joanne Turner


Whether an SES staff member, academic, or a student, this person’s guidance and support has encouraged and nurtured others to develop their skills and prospects for the future, helping them to grow and progress, either personally or in their learning.


Jay Millard
Suzanne Hallam - Winner
Helen Hughes
Melissa Schuessler

Personal Tutor

The personal tutor who does their utmost to support their students, promoting engagement with academic and co-curricular activities, and facilitating their personal development.


Javier Fernandez-Garcia
Tao Jiang
Jo James - Winner

Positive Impact

The person who has made an exceptional difference to others’ experiences through an outstanding contribution to their School, Faculty, Department or Service or who has worked hard to make individuals’ experiences better.


Fiona Pelly
Ruth Trainor
Alastair Mullis
Axelle Nasah
PsycSoc - Winner
Paul Devlin - Winner

Postgraduate Researchers who Teach or Demonstrate

Any registered Leeds PhD student who, while undertaking their own study, has also actively and exceptionally contributed to other students’ education as a module assistant, seminar leader or demonstrator. 


Hollie-Grace Gowan
Ghinwa Yaghy - Winner
Kay Burrows


The dissertation, final year project, or thesis supervisor who has guided and inspired others to push the boundaries of their research for a dissertation, final year project or thesis. 


Alison Heppenstall
Elena Jones
S. Sayyid - Winner


The staff member, student, or group who makes an exceptional contribution to wellbeing at Leeds through raising awareness, supporting individuals and/or actively referring others at Leeds.


Terri Watkins and Brodie Bannister - Winner
Georgie Barns
Jane Thorn
Niamh Donnelly

The Partnership Award/School of the Year

This Award is decided by the shortlisting panel and given to the person or people who have been deemed to have had an exceptional impact. Often this will be someone who has been nominated broadly, or particularly active on a specific issue.

Partnership Award Winner

Christopher Warrington

School of the Year Winner

School of Sociology and Social Policy

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