Best Support Staff

Excellence in support staffing is characterised by the:

  • Using experience and knowledge to help students
  • Enhancing the staff-student community within the department
  • Supporting co- and extra-curricular activities.

The Student Academic Choice Award for Best Support Staff can only be won by staff with responsibilities other than teaching & research; however, teaching staff with additonal responsibilites, such as Head of Department or Director of Postgraduate Studies, are eligible to win for their non-teaching achievements. 

2017: The winner is...

Anderson Santos

Anderson Santos, Department of Mathematics

" Since Anderson has become part of the Maths department, everything he is a part of has improved a hundred fold. He has made all the tedious, administrative tasks a lot easier by implementing a digital system that has been needed for what feels like the last 20 years, making the whole process of using grant money more transparent and easy to use. Anderson always has an open ear for any problems students might encounter and helps solve these in a genuine, caring way that makes all the difference. It's always a pleasure to interact with him, even when the occasion might not be very cheerful. To top it off, his emails are pleasant, informative and to the point, making sure everyone is informed about both the academic rules and regulations, but also about social events going on in the department. I wish he had been around from when I started my PhD, and I am sure he will achieve even more in the coming years!  "

Past Winners



Anna Townsend Anup Jethwa
2016: Anna Townsend, Business School 2015: Anup Jethwa, Medicine
2014 Support winner SACAs Generic small
2014: Victor Boddy, Earth Science & Engineering 2013: Anna Hikel, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Videos about Shortlistees

2017: Best Support Staff  Shortlistees 2016: Best Support Staff Shortlistees
2015: Best Support Staff Shortlistees 2014: Best Support Staff Shortlistees
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