Student Academic Choice Awards

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Student Academic Choice Awards

First launched in 2012, the Student Academic Choice Awards (SACAs) are Imperial College Union's flagship event for empowering students to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence amongst College staff.

We believe teaching and supervision are skills of equal worth and value to research, and we aim to build a community in which academics, staff and students all feel empowered to bring forth new ideas.

Eight awards in total cover all faculties, departments and campuses, as well as all modes of study – undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral research. Every student at Imperial will have the chance to recognise the innovation, skill, engagement and energy of the staff they learn with.

The SACAs cycle covers almost an entire academic year - nominations open soon after teaching begins, leading to a prestigious prize ceremony held in May of each year. Invites, certificates and the famous mug sent to each nominee are highly sought after by staff - as are the eight winners' trophies presented each year.

You can nominate someone deserving of a SACAs award between 21 January - 10 February 2019. 

Take a look at the winners in 2018:

SACAs - The 2018 Winners

  • Supervision 2017Best Supervision - Professor Marisa Miraldo
  • Tutoring 2017Best Tutoring - Dr Graeme Wilson
  • GTA Winner 2017Best Graduate Teaching Assistant - Hormoz Ramian
  • UGT Winner 2017Best Teaching for Undergraduates - Doctor Anna Regoutz
  • Support Winner 2017Best Support Staff - Clare Drysdale
  • Innovation 2017Best Innovation - Giskin Day
  • Feedback winner 2017Best Feedback - Dr Luc Vandeperre
  • PGT Winner 2018Best Teaching for Postgraduates - Dr Fidelis Perkonigg

Watch the Awards Ceremony