The UPSU SSTAR Awards 2017

Each year UPSU holds the prestigious SSTAR (Student Staff Teaching And Representation) Awards. This year the Awards will be held on 31st March 2017. These awards recognise the many excellent university staff members and dedicated students we have here at Plymouth University.

Launched in 2011, the awards have grown year on year and are now a hugely celebrated and special event for staff and students at Plymouth University. They are an opportunity for us to say thank you to lecturers, support staff and students for all their hard work and support, whilst highlighting exactly what students think good teaching and support is.

Every year staff and students are nominated in a range of categories, from most inspirational teaching to best use of technology. For a full explanation of the categories, click here. When nominating it is important to remember the people that made an impact on your time at university, be that a current lecturer or one from previous years. 

Following nominations closing this a student committee then decides on winners for each award, some awards will be separated into Faculty winners too. The overall winner being revealed at a big awards ceremony at the end of the year.


Full details of each award
  • Most Dedicated Project/ Dissertation Supervisor        
  • Postgraduate Teacher/ Supervisor of the year    
  • Inspirational Teaching        
  • Excellence in Championing Career Development        
  • Most Effective Feedback        
  • Outstanding Personal Tutor        
  • One in a Million Support Staff        
  • Sensational Programme Lead        
  • The Big Thank-You Award        
  • Best Placement Support        
  • Most Innovative use of Teaching Methods        
  • Sustainability in Curriculum Champion        
  • Course Rep of the Year        
  • School Rep of the Year        
  • Stand Out Forum Chair        
  • Best Student-Led Campaign/ Idea
SSTAR Award Winners 2016