MDXSU Awards 2021: The Shortlist

Thursday 22-04-2021 - 12:35

 
MDXSU are excited to announce the shortlist for this year's MDXSU Awards!
 
These annual awards celebrate the extraordinary work and achievements of Middlesex University students and staff over the past academic year. From individual students to student groups, and our dedicated academic and support staff.  
 
With 14 award categories recognising their work, 738 nominations were submitted in total, with hundreds of students, staff and externals taking the time to tell us about the amazing work of MDX students and staff. 
 
Panels of elected student representatives and MDXSU staff reviewed all the nominations and decided on the final shortlist for each award. Read on to find out who have been shortlisted in each of the categories. 
 
The winners will be announced here and on MDXSU’s social media on Friday 14 May.  
Follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook to be the first to hear the winners! 
 
The Shortlist 
 
Community Contribution Award 
This award recognises individuals and groups from the Middlesex staff and student body who have supported the University or wider local community during the Covid-19 pandemic who may not previously have been recognised for their contribution and deserve celebrating. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Clinical Skills Team
Enactus Society
Hive Potential Society
MDX Raise & Give (RAG) Society
 
Society of the Year 
This award celebrates the hard work of our amazing societies, and the impact they make on life at Middlesex - organising events, leading campaigns and providing opportunities for students to meet new people or learn new things. The shortlist for 2021 is:
African Caribbean Society (ACS)
Amnesty International Society
Polish Society
 
Liberation Group of the Year 
This award celebrates the hard work of our amazing Liberation Groups, and the impact they make on life at Middlesex - organising social activity, sharing experiences, supporting their members and planning campaigns. The shortlist for 2021 is:
MDXSU Black Students Liberation Group
MDXSU Disabled Students Liberation Group
MDXSU Women Students Liberation Group
 
Wellbeing and Inclusivity Award 
This award recognises an individual or group who has made an active effort to support and encourage student wellbeing, has worked to ensure virtual activity is accessible and inclusive of all, or has worked to inspire and educate others through activity which celebrates inclusivity. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Ahmed Jheir
Enactus Society
MDX Raise & Give (RAG) Society
 
Outstanding Contribution to Student Media 
This award recognises students who have made an outstanding contribution to Student Media at Middlesex. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Efeh Aikpokpo
Novuyo Veddie Shumba
Vigyat Sharma
 
Student Voice Leader of the Year
This award recognises the work of a Student Voice Leader within each faculty who has spent the year working hard to make changes for students at Middlesex. The shortlisted Student Voice Leaders for the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries are:
Kate Mercer
Mariam Abo Hammad
William Webster
Yasmin Al-Sahar
 
The shortlisted Student Voice Leaders for the Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences are:
Anna Jakubikova
Harmony Cecilia Gonsalves
King Blessing Obakpolor
Maria Ntyli
 
The shortlisted Student Voice Leaders for the Faculty of Science & Technology are:
Adam Painting
Jumana Farweez 
Ozenc Ocak
Sally Hamdan
 
Outstanding Contribution to Student Life 
The judges in this category are looking to celebrate a student who has made an outstanding contribution to student life at MDX and helped others to make the most of their time here. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Amanda Poggi Corrêa Silva
Jan Kurt
Nicolette Porter
 
Academic Staff Member of the Year 
This award recognises an outstanding member of academic or teaching staff within each Faculty who has had a positive impact on the learning and student experience. The shortlisted staff for the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries are:
Adam Dalton
Francesca Murialdo
T. J. Bacon
William Lakin
 
The shortlisted staff for the Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences are:
Alvaro Baeza-Nunez
Herminder Kaur
Julie Trebilcock
Matt Cracknell
 
The shortlisted staff for the Faculty of Science & Technology are:
Professor Ajit Shah
Dr Fabia Franco
Dr Linda Duffy
Dr Matthew Jones
 
Postgraduate Research Supervisor of the Year 
This award recognises a postgraduate research supervisor who has played a crucial part in postgraduate students' learning, development and overall experience. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Professor Jayne Osgood
Kostas Papadopoulos
Dr Robert Spencer
 
Course of the Year 
This award recognises a course or programme whose staff work collectively to provide an outstanding student experience for those studying on the course or programme. The shortlist for 2021 is:
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
Business Management with Marketing
Theatre Arts
 
Champion for Students 
This award recognises a member of staff who acts as a champion for students and their voices. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Clare Maher
Francesca Murialdo
Herminder Kaur
Socrates Economou
 
Professional Services Staff Member of the Year 
This award recognises a member of non-teaching staff who has had a positive impact on the student experience and MDX community. This includes those working in administration, student support, library, catering, reception, MDX Works and in any non-teaching role within the University. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Jemma Scott
Ryan Buchschacher
Susannah Parry
 
MDXSU Student Staff Member of the Year 
This award celebrates the hard work of our amazing student staff and the impact they make on student life at Middlesex, from creating exciting media, conducting student research and providing opportunities for students to meet new people or learn new things. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Danny El Daouk
Jessica Hall
Rebecca Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage
Yolanda Dyer
 
MDXSU Staff Member of the Year 
This award celebrates the incredible hard work of our full time staff at the Students' Union, and particularly someone who has gone beyond their role to contribute to work across the organisation. The shortlist for 2021 is:
Alisha Lobo
Andy Hill
Bel Bale
 
 
 
Visit www.mdxsu.com/articles on Friday 14th May to find out which of our shortlisted have won or follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook where we will also be announcing the winners. 
 

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