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The CUSU Awards 2021

The CUSU Awards celebrates the hard work and achievements of our members. Without the passion, drive, and enthusiasm of our students, both shortlisted tonight and for all students and the fantastic work they do throughout the year, we wouldn’t be the organisation we are.

Dates

  • Nominations period: 12th-30th April
  • Shortlisting by a panel: 5th-6th May
  • Successful shortlisted candidates contacted: 7th-10th May
  • Awards where the winners are announced: 27th May

Welcome from your President

Hello CUSU Members, 

Welcome to the CUSU Awards. I am Augustine and the President of Coventry University Students Union. For those of you who do not know the CUSU Awards is one of the biggest Awards nights hosted by the Students Union recognising the amazing achievements of you our students.  

Last year the Awards looked very different as went virtual for the first time ever, but still celebrated all the dedication and hard work of our students. Every year the SU, and our students take strides to improve student experience, sustainability and ensure a better future, and this year will be no different. 

The CUSU Awards are open for all students to apply for, and is a chance for you to be recognised for all your hard work and achievements outside of your course. This could be leading a brand new campaign or shaping students experience through the Rep system. You can see below the 10 Awards that are available and how each student came to win one of the prestigious Awards, as you could be next. 

The CUSU Awards are a great chance for you to receive be recognised for your hard work, and are recognised by employers. Why not start thinking now of how you can be part of this prestigious event.  

We look forward to seeing you at the Awards in Spring 2021 

The Awards

Covid Hero

This Award is brand new for 2021 and recognises a student who has gone above and beyond to help with Covid. This student could have helped with administering COVID tests, supporting in hospitals, raising awareness or providing community support during these challenging times. This student has helped their local community despite all the challenges of a pandemic and has made a lasting impact, showing a high level of dedication.

Placement student of the year

This award recognises a student who has undertaken a placement within a department of CUSU and has gone above and beyond during their placement. This student has shown dedication, been a valuable asset to the department they are in and excelled in all aspects of their placement.

Sport Achievement of the Year Award

Recognises a successful sporting event, campaign, or achievement by an individual or sports club, that has promoted the university, inspired students, or the local community, or has overcome the odds for a great result.

Student Voice Channel of the year Award

Recognises Reps within a channel which have worked with their academic staff to achieve fantastic changes that benefit students educational experience.

Rep of the Year Award

Highlights a Student Representative which has made an outstanding contribution to improving the student experience for their peers, ensuring they are representing students effectively so that all voices are heard.

Society of the Year Award

Recognises a society that has gone above and beyond to create the best possible student experience for their members. They have positively represented themselves, CUSU and the University. In a really tough year they have continued to deliver a schedule of online events, meetings and activities. They have attempted to collaborate with other societies or Universities. They have shown their successes and commitment through engaging with the Students Union, University or local community.

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion Award

Recognises a student who has made an outstanding contribution towards reducing or eliminating inequalities, representing marginalised voices and actively demonstrating a commitment to building inclusive opportunities and a more equitable environment for students.

Online Impact Award

Recognises a successful online campaign that has engaged the student community and gone above and beyond to make a real difference to the lives of students, especially underrepresented students, meeting the challenges of the current year with innovation and creativity, to achieve lasting change and/or awareness that benefits students.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Recognises a student who has made a significant, beneficial contribution to the wider community, through hard work and perseverance. Volunteering has been a key force for local and national aid over the past year. Through responsibility and dedication, this student has delivered an exceptional service to a charitable cause.

Student of the Year Award

The Student of the Year Award celebrates a student who has made an outstanding contribution in extracurricular activities, having a positive influence within the student body that creates lasting change. Perhaps they have acted as a mentor to other students, facilitated online sessions, raised money for charity, been a leader for students or led a campaign.

This is our most prestigious award and recognises a student who has gone above and beyond in this past year during their time at Coventry University or the CU Group.

Shortlist Announced

We are excited to announce our CUSU Awards 2021 shortlist - thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate. Find out who has won by attending our online event on 27th May.

Society of the Year Award

Coventry Phoenix Dance
Investment Society
Women in Engineering
WhatNext?

Sport Achievement of the Year Award

Ahmadjian Modaresi
Coventry University Watersports
Halimat Adio
Pawel Kaskow

Online Impact Award

WhatNext? Coventry Society – Project Empower
Green Week 2021
Digital Pronouns
CUSU Sarah Everard/ Gendre-Based Opression Vigil

Volunteer of the Year Award

Jesse Osei
Adriana Cioara
Hafeezah Akhtar
Zidane Ouahchi

Rep of the Year Award

Carla Sofia Martins Gaspar
Michelle Hughes
Emma Vizzino
Poppy Thomson

Covid Hero

Adam Khan
Joshua McFadden
Saloni Garg
Abigail Urmston

Placement student of the year

Zidane Ouahchi
Georgina Ntow
Jayah Douse

Student Voice Channel of the year Award

Undergraduate Law Student Voice Channel (FBL)
UG Economics

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion Award

Elizabth King
Max Shenton
Emma Vizzino
Ilisha Masaun

Student of the Year Award

Alin Alexandru Cosmin Popescu
Lewis Goode
Emma Vizzino
Adhish Rajinish Wali

 

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