The School of Health and Psychological Sciences (SHPS) Student Awards recognise a student’s academic achievement and excellent contribution in practice during their time at SHPS. Student awards are determined by SHPS Assessment Boards.
Academic achievement awards
An academic achievement award may be given to a student that:
- performed well overall in a programme
- performed well in a module (i.e. obtained highest mark)
- recognition of a student who made active strides in their programme to improve performance through hard work and commitment.
- award for work on projects.
Award for a student that has excelled whilst in Practice.
An academic excellence award may be given to a student that has:
- excelled in performance and participation of a module/programme.
- worked effectively across both placement and academic practice.
- acted ‘above and beyond’ the requirements of a programme (e.g. extensive reading, raising questions, seeking to learn from their own and other’s experience and applying new learning in their practice experience).
- demonstrated passion and motivation over a sustained period-of-time (e.g. showing genuine interest in and taking responsibility for their own learning, actively seeking and positively responding to feedback to improve their own performance).
- had a positive impact on all those surrounding them.
Examples include a student that has:
- positively impact other student’s experience.
- effectively used the student voice to inform improvements and changes (e.g. student representatives at SHPS committees).
Awards established in memory of named individuals.
Sponsored awards are external prizes usually course-specific and awarded annually.