The Annual SU Student Awards:

The Gnomies 2019!

The evening is organised by the Students’ Union in partnership with our wonderful friends at the Future Plan team and the Student Ambassador programme.

We feel that the amazing work our students are doing across the University and wider communities is outstanding and deserved recognition as well as a chance to celebrate the end of another amazing year with friends old and new.

The Gnomies celebrate the student successes across volunteering, societies, reps, ambassadors, placements, internships, student work and involvement.

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 7th May at Oxstalls Arena, and the night's winners will walk away with fame, glory and a much coveted Golden Gnome! Your ticket will include a welcome drink, sandwich and cake platter and travel to and from the ceremony (from Cheltenham Royal Well or outside the GP Surgery opposite the Oxstalls campus). 

(OXSTALLS BUS STOP - Cheltenham Road, opposite the campus, near the doctor’s surgery)



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BankIt Student Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to the student who has banked the most volunteering hours over the course of this academic year.

SU Crew Member of the Year

Awarded to a student who has shown exceptional commitment to helping new students, supporting Students’ Union events and positively contributing to student life at UoG through their role as a member of the SU Crew.

SU Excellence in Volunteering

Awarded to a student who has gone above and beyond with their volunteering this year. This does not necessarily refer to the number of hours they have spent volunteering, but more so recognises the quality of time they have volunteered. This student will have acted selflessly; continually reflected on their time volunteering and learning from the experience.

Course Representative of the Year

Awarded to a student who has exceeded expectations in their voluntary role as Course Representative. This student will have demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to ensure that the voices of students on their course are heard.

Subject Representative of the Year

Awarded to a Subject Representative who has made an outstanding commitment to student voice at UoG over the past academic year. This student will have shown an unwavering commitment to their role, met regularly with students, course leaders and academic staff and acted promptly on feedback to improve the academic experience of current and future students in their subject community.

Experience Officer of the Year

Awarded to an Experience Officer who has shown exceptional enthusiasm for their role and commitment to improving student experience here at UoG. They will have regularly attended meetings, contributed to campaigns and participated in events to ensure that the students they represent can have the best time at UoG.

SU Student Employee of the Year

Awarded to one of our student employees who has gone above and beyond in their role as a member of SU staff. They will have dedicated their time and energy into promoting the SU, supporting the SU brand and enhancing the lives of students here at UoG.

The Green Gnome Award for Excellence in Sustainability

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in sustainability; working tirelessly to promote positive changes in behaviour and perception of the world we live in and the impact we have.

The #GlosGoesGreen Award

Awarded to the society that has continually challenged the status quo and strived for excellence in sustainability and therefore, achieved the most points overall in this year’s #GlosGoesGreen challenges.

Outstanding Contribution to the Students’ Union

Awarded to a student who has shown unwavering commitment to the Students’ Union, student voice and/or student life at UoG over the past academic year.

The Rising Star Award

Awarded to a first year student who is an emerging leader on campus, who has shown the potential to positively impact the student community in the future and has already made a difference during their time at UoG.

The Legacy Award

Awarded to a graduating student who has left their mark at UoG. This person is someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus and whose impact will be seen for years to come.

Student of the Year Award

Awarded to a student who has flourished during their time at UoG and shown exceptional commitment to enhancing the university and/or wider community; acting as a true inspiration to fellow students and staff alike.

New Society of the Year

Awarded to a society, established between June 2017 and now, that has exceeded expectations and shown commitment to their future development. They will have held regular activities for their members that directly relate to their aims and objectives and effectively engaged with their members through their own or SU social media, printed publicity and/or the SU website.

Most Improved Society of the Year

Awarded to the society that has continually developed over the course of the academic year, transformed the experience of its members and shown potential for continued growth as a society over the coming years.

Society Event of the Year

Awarded to a society that has run an event over the past academic year that has engaged its members and/or the wider community; showcasing our students’ talents, raising the profile of the society, SU and university, and promoted collaboration with others.

Society Committee of the Year Award

Awarded to a society committee that have shown exceptional dedication to their members, the Students’ Union and the wider UoG community through exemplary team work, commitment to their roles and enthusiasm for their society.

Outstanding Contribution to a Society

Awarded to a student who has dedicated their time, energy and commitment to enhancing the UoG student experience through the work of their society. This may include (but is not limited to) fundraising, organising exceptional events, helping others to develop new skills, championing inclusivity within their society and forming connections with other groups for the benefit of the society and its members.

Society of the Year Award

Awarded to a society that has made a massive contribution to the student experience, supported the work of the SU and organised a wide range of events and activities throughout the academic year.

Get Up and Go Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has volunteered as part of the Get Up and Go programme and has demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and eagerness throughout the year to promote their sessions and support people to become more active and egage in physical actviity at UoG.

YFP 12 Month Placement

Awarded to the student who has undertaken a 12-month placement in industry. Demonstrating development, enthusiasm and commitment to an organisation over a sustained period and contributing to company values, ethos and loyalty while being an ambassador for students.

YFP Short Term Placement

Awarded to a student who has undertaken a short-term placement connected to their academic module. This student will have received feedback from the placement provider and will have exceeded expectations and made an exceptional contribution to the organisation and their own career development.

YFP Summer Internship

Awarded to a student who has undertaken an 8 week period of full-time work arranged by Your Future Plan and funded by a bursary from the Office for Students. The student has contributed to the internship providers business and demonstrated personal commitment while developing skills to enhance their career aspirations.


6pm - Doors Open 

7pm - Ceremony Start

10:15pm - Event Close


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