Back for its 12th year, nominations are now open for Guild Awards 2020.

Have you come across a superstar course rep? Learnt something new from on of our sustainability heroes? Has an amazing society or individual who embodies the Guild values shaped your University experience for the better? Honouring them with a Guild Award is the perfect way to say Thank You! Take a look at the criteria below and nominate someone you think deserve a Guild Awards here:

Celebrating the fantastic achievements, stand-out individuals and inspiring groups that have taken campus by storm this year, Guild Awards is an evening like no other. With the new additions to our awards this year including New Society of the Year and Student Campaign of the Year, alongside the coveted accolades that populate UoL alumni’s LinkedIn achievements, this is your chance to have your say on who becomes a Guild Awards Winner!

Nominates close: 6.03.20 Need some inspiration? Take a look at last year’s winners here

You can nominate One award per School

An outstanding Course Rep will:


They will have collected feedback from a large number of peers and in a new or innovative way, ensuring it is accessible to all students.

Take action

During their time as a course rep they will have tackled a longstanding big issue, reporting back to their peers to ensure lines of communication are open.

Make a change

The recommendations from their feedback will have benefited a large number of students, creating lasting change.

Recognising any member of University staff, who goes beyond their job role to make your University experience better.

An outstanding member of staff will:


They will be committed to engaging students who can often feel unheard in mainstream education. They will take an innovative approach to support their needs and promote health and wellbeing amongst students.

Go Above and Beyond

The recipient will go beyond their job role to support the needs of all students, being there for each student demographic in multiple capacities and circumstances and will ensure campus is a safe and clean environment.

Be from any department

This award is open to any member of University staff from any department, an individual that has supported you and made your University experience that little bit better.

You can nominate One award per faculty

An outstanding teacher will:


They will go above and beyond to offer support, in both the Academic Advisor and teaching role, giving detailed and constructive feedback on assessments and ensuring lecture content is accessible to all students.


An award winning teacher will engage with student representation systems, listening and supporting Course Reps to gather feedback and make a change for the better.


Taking an innovative approach to education they will adopt new styles and be committed to engaging students that can often feel unheard in mainstream education.

A Sustainability Champion will:


The recipient will actively promote the value of sustainability across campus, getting involved in campaigns and shouting loud about sustainable opportunities at the University and beyond.

Go Green

A true sustainable champion will be committed to reducing waste in whatever way they can, for example going paperless within their role.


In committing to the Guild’s core value they will encourage values of equity, tolerance and respect for others, engaging students in those values and in sustainability projects both locally and nationally. They will encourage and embed the UN’s Sustainability Development goals into what they do.

A sustainability champion will:


A real champion will contribute a new project or opportunity for the Green Guild – from volunteering to an information session, they’re all award worthy!


Getting the word out is key to any successful project; a sustainable champion will have promoted lots of Green projects and campaigns via social media.


A real sustainable champion will be dedicated to giving back and will have got stuck in to volunteering with Green Guild regularly.

The recipient will:

Create Change

The recipient will have successful developed a project to create positive change in the city, identifying who will benefit from this and measuring the impact of their activity.


The individual or group will have built clear relationships with external organisations in the city, outlining what was achieved in linking up with the wider community.


In order to continue these positive relationships and to create a longstanding impact, the individual or group will have carefully considered the development of the project, ensuring its sustainability – and ensuring these relationships continue to flourish.

The recipient will:

Create Change

The recipient will have created a project or developed an idea to create a positive change on campus, identifying who will benefit from this and measuring the impact.


The individual or group will interact with the University community, identifying key partners and working together to creative a positive impact on campus.


In order to create a longstanding impact, the recipient will have carefully considered the development of the project, ensuring its sustainability; their own campus legacy.

An outstanding Halls’ Student Committee will be:

Identifying one of their key goals of offering cost effective events, they have run themed move nights, cosy Christmas events, and a free games night. Working with the Guild to provide suggestions and feedback on campus wide events – always ensuring their students have a say.


They will engage with the students in their halls through exciting events, trip and activities to ensure the Halls experience is enhanced. They will also positively engage with the Guild through committee meetings and the Give it a go programme.


The recipient of the award will ensure a variety of events, trip and activities to be inclusive for the varied student demographic living in Halls.


An award winning HSC will work alongside the Guild, University and other HSCs on campus to create innovative events and initiatives, enhancing the Halls experience.


When it comes to fundraising, it’s all in the method. From bake sales to charity buckets a fundraiser of the year will demonstrate an innovative approach to raising money.


They will be dedicated to the cause. Whether they are holding events frequently or curating a one off special event, the recipient of the award will be an enthusiastic, committed fundraiser.


They will have had a profound, positive impact through their dedicated work; the money raised will having an impact on the chosen charity but also influence others to get involved.

An outstanding campaign will be:


They will have actively engaged with Guild during both the planning and delivery of the campaign. Engagement should not be limited to the society but inspire students from across campus – and even nationally.


The key to any campaign is visibility and an outstanding campaign will have shown versatility, creating at least 3 distinct activities, from blog posts and articles to events and social media.


The winner of campaign of the year will have clear aims and objectives which can be measured, demonstrating effective campaign leadership to ensure positive change.

The recipient will:


Through their commitment to the cause they will have influenced and inspired other students on campus to take part in activism and follow in their footsteps.


In order to create positive change, they will have led on events, trips and campaigns, bringing their activism to life.

Create Change

The Activist of the Year will have made a significant contribution on campus, to a community or even wider.

Demonstrate how the nominee has gone above and beyond to embody one or more of the Guild Values listed below:

  • Fun and Friendly
  • Ambitious
  • Innovative and Nimble
  • Representative and Involving
  • Professional and Responsible
  • Sustainable

New year, new award.

New Society of the year celebrates a brand-new society that is already making an impact to their members and on campus.

The New Society of the Year will:


As a society that hasn’t been seen at the Guild before, the award-winning society will bring something new to campus for this year, changing up our society list of the better. The winner must have only been active since September 2019 and is therefore new for this year.

Be Committed

The society must be able to demonstrate that they’ve worked hard to attract new members, going out on campus to take their society to new heights.


The winning society will have been committed to engaging their members, hosting exciting society events and setting their society off for an exciting first year!

The Society of the Year will:

The society will have met all of the society registration requirements and will have engaged in various aspects of Guild life, working alongside Guild staff and have been consistently active through each semester hosting a range of events and activities for their members.


With at least 10 paid members, the society will have hosted at least 3 engaging and innovative events to get involved in.


Building on feedback from their members, an award winning society will always be looking to improve, creating new events, better interactions and an all-round greater experience.

Create change

Taking their place in the Society of the Year hall of fame, the recipient will have gone above and beyond to make their members’ experiences and the wider Guild community a better and brighter place.