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Outstanding Personal Tutor Award

Your personal tutor is your guide on the path to academic success. This award is for that personal tutor who helps you develop from wide-eyed fresher to university expert, a friendly mentor who helps you maximise your potential at ARU.

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Outstanding Supervisor Award

The supervisor plays a vital role in the development of your work, whether you’re writing a dissertation, completing your major project, or undertaking a doctoral thesis. This award is for the supervisor who pushes you – and your academic work – just that bit further.

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Excellent Module Award

There’s nothing like the feeling that comes with having a great module. Doing something you love and being taught in an enjoyable way can definitely make or break your educational experience. This award is to applaud a module with an exceptional design, superb content, and meticulous organisation.

Note: Semester 2/Trimester 2&3 modules from the previous year can be nominated for.

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Excellent Teaching Award

Those who teach us have the potential to make a tremendous impact on our lives, inspiring us as they stand in front of the lecture hall or lead our seminars. This award is for those whose skill is making information exciting, understandable and fresh, whether teaching introductory modules or making something advanced seem easy.

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Professional Services Staff Award

Is there a member of staff that works behind the scenes that you think stands out? This award is for those people who enrich your university experience, contributing positively to your on-campus (or virtual!) learning environment.

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Inclusivity Award (previously Inclusive Lecturer Award; all staff can now be nominated)

This award is for the staff member who is inclusive of all students, from anticipating accessibility needs to ensuring that all students get engaged, feel represented and are heard. Being inclusive is about everything from bringing everyone into the discussion, having a diverse curriculum and overcoming prejudice that might manifest on campus.

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Student and Staff Partnership Award (all staff can be nominated)

Some staff go to great lengths to treat students as equals, seeking out the student voice and truly listening to it. This award is to recognise someone who works together with students as partners to effect change and enhance the student experience here on campus. 

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Special Recognition Award (all staff can be nominated)

Is there someone you want to recognise who is so amazing that they could have won all the Made a Difference awards?! This award is for the person who has gone above and beyond to defy the categories, who gives you academic confidence, and who brightens your day whenever you see them.

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Made a Difference Awards are student led, co-ordinated by the Students’ Union, and are all about students recognising fantastic, inspirational and life-changing Anglia Ruskin Staff. What makes a truly amazing student experience is identified through the nominations and this feedback contributes to improving all areas of our University.

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