SENRGy among the prizes again at Bangor University Awards Ceremonies

It has been another successful time for SENRGy in Bangor University ‘Awards Season’ (think of the Oscars but with fewer selfies).  Following on from a trophy-laden time last year, SENRGy staff scooped two awards at the Student-led Teaching Awards on May 1st. Matt Hayward, won the award for Best New Teacher; surely vindicating his decision to swap Australia for the sunny-climes of Bangor. Rebecca Jones won the award for Postgraduate Teacher of the Year; particularly reflecting her tireless efforts on SENRGy’s professional placement modules. Congratulations to both and also a special mention to SENRGy’s other nominated staff: Sian Pierce (nominated for Outstanding Pastoral Support), Mark Rayment (nominated for the International Award), Paul Cross (nominated as Teacher of the Year) and Nicky Wallis (nominated for the Support Staff Award).

The Student-led Teaching Awards, organised by the Student Union are aimed at recognising outstanding contributions and excellence in teaching at Bangor. Happily there was further success on the night with BSc Geography student Richard Dallison winning the Student-Nominated Course Rep. of the Year Award and also achieving a Bangor Employability Excellence Award, reflecting the wide range of CV-enhancing extra- and co-curricular activities that Richard has engaged with.

A few days earlier it was SENRGy’s student societies that were to the fore at the Bangor University Student Union Societies Awards. HogSoc (SENRGy’s Horticultural and Organic Gardening Society) picked up the Environmental Society of the Year Award for the second consecutive year and STAG (Students for Treborth Action Group) picked up the ‘big one’, being named as Student Society of the Year. Congratulations to everyone involved and deserved recognition for efforts made throughout the year.

It seems we’ll have to get the School mantelpiece extended again and here’s to similar success next year…..

Publication date: 18 May 2015