May 21, 2012, by Hayley

Celebration Event 2012

This years annual Nottingham Advantage Award Celebration Event took place on the 9th May 2012 in the Senate Chamber. The event was attended by completing award students, representatives from a variety of graduate recruiters, university staff and members of University Council. This year, for the first time, the event included the presentation of additional prizes for outstanding student achievement.

Guests were greeted with a drink and canapé reception and had the opportunity to network with graduate recruiters and with each other before the event began at 4:30pm.

Stephen Dudderidge, Director of Student Operations and Support, began proceedings by highlighting some key achievements this year and introducing Valclav Kopecky an MA student in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies to share his experiences of the award so far.

Professor Wyn Morgan, Director of Teaching and Learning, then took to the stage to congratulate the students and invite them up to shake his hand and pose for a photo opportunity. Prof Wyn Morgan had this to say about the students achievements:

“It is clear from the quality of the applications that once again students are demonstrating a very high standard of personal engagement with the Awards and their reflections show the great value of their many experiences.  I offer my congratulations to all of the students involved in this process.”

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar of the University of Nottingham presented the Global Graduate Prize supported by the Vice-Chancellor to the winner Lucy Stone and awarded Rakesh R.J Narayana his certificate for being highly commended.

Our employer supported prizes then each presented their prizes:

  • Sarah Speight, Deputy Head of School of Education on behalf of Teach First presented the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Prize to Gemma Robertson.
  • Laila Crosby from Barclays Retail and Business Bank presented the Leadership Prize to William Lobo.
  • Imogen O’Mahony from PwC presented the Professional Development Prize to Annalise Grice and awarded Tui Benjamin the certificate for being highly commended.
  • Karen Stevens from Experian presented the prize for Personal Development to Madeleine Hardie and awarded Cherry Yau a certificate for being highly commended.

On leaving the event guests were given individually boxed Nottingham Advantage Award cupcakes which went down a treat!

There are currently over 2,000 students registered as taking part in the Award and over 700 students will graduate this year with at least one award module on their diploma supplement.

Congratulations to all of our students for their achievements this year.

You can download the celebration event handbook here.

View photo’s from the event on our facebook page

Posted in Special Achievement Awards