The SSTAR awards stands for Student Staff Teaching and Representation Awards. They are your chance to show your appreciation for someone who has made a difference to your University Experience this year. This could be a caring personal tutor, an engaged course rep, an inspiring lecturer or an individual who champions equality and diversity.
Why is it important?
This year more than ever it’s important for us to recognise those individuals who went above and beyond in their role to support students. We know that the year has not been easy for anyone, but we want to highlight the people who went out of their way to make it better for others. These awards are incredibly powerful, whether your nominee wins or not, your words can mean so much to that person. Because knowing you have made a difference for at least one person can really mean the world.
Emi Dowse - VP Education
This Award is given to someone who thinks outside the box when delivering the curriculum by incorporating a number of different teaching methods, effectively engages students and keeps them interested in what is being taught.
Awarded to University of Plymouth staff member who shows passion and enthusiasm for teaching and inspires their students to be the best they can be.
Awarded to an individual or individuals who really put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything that they do.
Completing a large project or a dissertation can be one of the biggest sources of stress for a student, the Award for the Most Dedicated Dissertation/Project Supervisor goes to a member of staff who has been by your side to support and guide you throughout.
The Outstanding Personal Tutor Award recognises those Personal Tutors who make time for you and treat you as an individual, show willingness to listen, advocate your needs, champion and inspire and make a real difference to your University experience.
The Placement Support Award is awarded to someone who has made a significant positive impact on your placement. This can be either a year out placement, part of your course, an internship, or summer placement.
This award goes to a Postgraduate supervisor to recognize their contribution to your academic experience.
This award is for a Programme Lead who has made a recognisable difference to your experience within your Programme.
Supporting students throughout their time at University can make a world of difference. The One in a Million Support Staff Award recognises those members of support staff who, in any shape or form, aid students to make their lives and their student experience better.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we were no longer able to celebrate and hand out the awards in person
As your Students' Union we felt that it was still important to recognise the amazing achievements and hard work of those members of staff and student representatives who go above and beyond. With that in mind we changed the way the SSTAR Awards were delivered this year.