On Thursday 28th March UWS Students’ and staff gathered at the Students’ Association in Paisley for the Big Awards to celebrate the hard work of UWS Students and staff alike.
The Big Awards is one of the most important events in the Students’ Association Calendar, it’s the time of the year where the student association not only celebrate the achievements of those at UWS, but we also get to share those achievements with others. This year they received a record number of nominations, more than 350 nominations for 9 categories.
Our school had a number of notable successes, The Volunteer of the Year Winner was Lee Davidson (a BA Integrated Health and Social Care Student). Lee’s volunteer work is primarily with those people, predominantly children who have been in the care system She is a board member for Who Cares? Scotland and also volunteers with Childcare First and Shelter Scotland . Lee also runs Mindfulness groups for these organisations. She along with another student Lynda Greig working with SAUWS have been instrumental in setting up a support group for students who have been in care as children.
Another notable win for the school was the Best New Society Award which went to our new Nursing Society See http://healthlifesciences.uws.ac.uk/2019/01/04/uwshealth-nursing-students-get-involved-in-the-new-uws-nursing-society/
Student Rep of the Year was won by Natalie Elliott, a representative from the Sept 18 Cohort of Students at Lanarkshire who is the current President of UWS Nursing Society.
Lecturer of the Year was Laura McCafferty, a mental health lecturer based on Lanarkshire campus seconded from The State Hospital.
The Lecturer Feedback of the Year was won by Professor Moira Lewitt
The night was hosted by Student Officers Emma Shotter, President and Franklin Jacob, VP Societies & Citizenship and President-Elect (2019/20). Emma had this to say about the Big Awards.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time as President of the Students’ Association and can think of no better event to end my term than recognising the fantastic work of the people who have made me so proud to be a part of this University.”