Athena SWAN Student Extra-Mile Awards

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS) has always recognised and valued students and staff as its greatest assets.

To acknowledge this formally, and in collaboration with the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) course reps and School Presidents, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences hold the Athena SWAN Student Extra-Mile Awards each year.

Athena SWAN Student Extra-Mile Awards 2022

These annual awards, launched in 2020, recognise students who have given extra to the School in a variety of categories. The awards are open to all students across SSEHS – with nominations welcomed in the separate undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) categories.

Nominations for this year's awards will be open from Wednesday 23 March - Wednesday 25 May 2022 via LEARN.

The categories for the Athena SWAN Student Extra-Mile Awards 2022 are:

Undergraduate awards:

  • Student of the Year Award – An all-rounder who has displayed exceptional dedication to their studies, supporting SSEHS and voluntary extra-curricular activities within the university.
  • Inspirational Student of the Year – A student who has had a positive impact on others and is an exceptional source of inspiration.
  • Course Representative of the Year – A course representative that has gone above and beyond to represent their cohort this academic year. A proactive individual who has represented the voice of their peers and implemented changes quickly and efficiently.
  • Outstanding Dedication to Studies – Exceptional commitment to their studies, shown through strong time management, organisation and displays a conscientious approach to all their work.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award – Shows strong leadership skills and inspires others through their academic work, within SSEHS and extra-curricular commitments.
  • Outstanding Student Volunteer – A student who has committed time and effort into voluntary work within SSEHS and the university.
  • SSEHS Committee Member of the Year – A committee member who has gone above and beyond this academic year to support the extra-curricular opportunities available to SSEHS students.
  • Peer Mentor of the Year – A peer mentor who has gone above and beyond supporting their mentees this academic year and has made a true difference to their Loughborough experience.

Postgraduate awards:

  • Student of the Year Award – An all-rounder who has displayed exceptional dedication to their studies, supporting SSEHS and voluntary extra-curricular activities within the university.
  • Inspirational Student of the Year – A student who has had a positive impact on others and is an exceptional source of inspiration.
  • Course Representative of the Year – A course representative that has gone above and beyond to represent their cohort this academic year. A proactive individual who has represented the voice of their peers and implemented changes quickly and efficiently.
  • Outstanding Dedication to Studies – Exceptional commitment to their studies, shown through strong time management, organisation and displays a conscientious approach to all their work.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award – Shows strong leadership skills and inspires others through their academic work, within SSEHS and extra-curricular commitments.
  • Outstanding Student Volunteer – A student who has committed time and effort into voluntary work within SSEHS and the university.
  • Outstanding Team Player – An exceptional team player, who works successfully as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes.

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