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What is MAD anyway?

Seen all this MAD stuff everywhere, on social media, and all over the walls, but have no idea what it’s all about? Read on to find out.

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So MAD – you’ve seen it all over the place, you’ve heard people talk about it, but what exactly is it? The Made a Difference Awards is a yearly event which is led by you guys! We’ve put this article together to tell you exactly what it’s all about – you’ll have your chance to get involved at the end, so stay tuned!


It’s a chance for you to show your appreciation




Whether it’s an incredible lecturer who made your university experience so much more interesting, or a technician who goes above and beyond time and time again, or perhaps a member of support staff who are the reason you are where you are, this is your chance to nominate them for a Made a Difference Award. With eight different categories, it is super easy to show your appreciation for those who go that extra mile for you.


Celebrate staff success and achievements




Be proud of what your lecturers have achieved and the successes they have helped you gain by nominating them for a MAD award. Give them the recognition they deserve!


Use it as an opportunity to set the bar high




If you nominate a member of staff for going above and beyond the call of duty, this will in turn make other members of staff aim that bit higher. Seeing their colleagues achieve greatness with encourage all staff members to do the same!


A chance to go to a fancy pants dinner!




If your nomination gets shortlisted, you will be given the opportunity to come along to the Awards ceremony. Hosted at The Manor of Groves hotel in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, this is a beautiful venue, perfect for snapping some pictures for Instagram, or just enjoying the scenery. Come along and celebrate with the staff who have really Made a Difference.



That member of staff you've been thinking of while reading this? Nominate them here. 




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