Posted on 7 July 2021
The awards took place online again this year but after a challenging time for us all it felt more important than ever to celebrate the strengths and successes of our community.
Our 2021 awards and winners are as follows.
The Student Awards celebrate students who support the department in our recruitment activities, teaching and programme delivery. It would be very difficult for us to run these activities without the students who help us.
This year’s award winners are:
Student Rep of the Year 2021
Honourable mentions went to all our student reps this year who have worked tirelessly in supporting us to deliver our programmes and supporting our students.
Buddy of the Year 2021
Our department and YUSU Buddy scheme was introduced to support our first years this year. It was a student-idea and a student-led activity. Namely an idea from the brilliant Natasha Coia who suggested that it could be a really supportive way to introduce students to the department and university. A big thank you to all our buddies this year. They all provided welcoming support for our first year students in a truly difficult year!
Student Ambassador of the Year 2021
Honourable mentions to all of our student ambassadors this year who have worked hard to deliver new formats of online events. They demonstrated their resilience and professionalism as we have adapted and changed things along the way.
This year marked our inaugural Professional Support Services (PSS) Recognition Awards, celebrating outstanding performance by individuals and teams who provide administrative and technical support across the department. It has been a particularly challenging year for everyone in the department; but none less for our PSS team who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we have continued to deliver and support both students and staff.
This year’s award winners are:
Most Valued Player (MVP) 2021
Most Collaborative 2021
Most Innovative and Creative 2021
Unsung Hero 2021
Whilst it has been a tough and more virtual than ideal year for our postgraduate students and staff, our postgraduate research community continues to grow and prosper. We are also excited to be offering studentships within our Doctoral Centre for Safe, Ethical and Secure Computing next year.
This year’s nominees and winners are:
PGR Supervisor of the Year 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year 2021
Best Paper 2021
“Addressing resource contention and timing predictability for multi-core architectures with shared memory interconnects”. IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications (RTAS) Symposium, 2020.
Best Thesis 2021
“Parallel and Distributed Execution of Model Management Programs”. Supervisors: Professor Dimitris Kolovos and Professor Richard Paige.
The Teaching & Learning Awards celebrate excellence in teaching performance. The nominees were voted for by students in the Spring term.
This year’s award nominees and winners are:
Outstanding Feedback 2021
Taught Supervisor of Year 2021
Engaging Lecturer 2021
Excellence in Learning & Teaching Award (ELTA) 2021
We will be keeping our fingers crossed that we will be celebrating together on campus next year but for this year we drew the event to a close with a now traditional virtual raising of glasses. A huge congratulations to all our award nominees and winners!