Student Academic Choice Awards

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Student Academic Choice Awards

23 January 2020

Imperial College Union has made the decision to combine two of its top award programmes for academic year 2019-20. The Student Academic Choice Awards, which recognises excellence among Imperial College London staff will be joined with the Union Awards which honours our top student volunteers annually. 

The combined event will be known as the Student Choice Awards (SCAs). Whilst there may be changes with the format to make the process more efficient, nominees and winners will continue to be determined by students. The aim of the award is to promote excellence across the entire Imperial community in the areas of learning and teaching, student support, and the student experience.  

Nominations for the SCAs will open at the end of term 2, with the award event to be held in term 3.

About SACAS  

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.

Historically, excellence has been celebrated across 8 categories. This year we have added a few new award categories to reflect more areas of the student experience. These are:

Diversity & Inclusion Champion

Communities Champion

Student Wellbeing Champion

The Awards cover all faculties, departments and campuses, as well as all modes of study – undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral research. Every student at Imperial has the chance to recognise the innovation, skill, engagement and energy of the staff they learn with.

Invites, certificates and the famous mug sent to each nominee are highly sought after by staff - as are the winners' trophies presented each year at the prestigious prize ceremony held in May.

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

Take a look at the winners in 2019:

SACAs - The 2019 Winners

  • Supervision 2017Best Supervision - Prof Dominik Weiss
  • Tutoring 2017Best Tutoring - Dr Lucy Bingham
  • GTA Winner 2017Best Graduate Teaching Assistant - Dr Esma Koca
  • Tutoring 2017 Best Teaching for Undergraduates - Dr Eleanor Sein
  • Support Winner 2017Best Support Staff - Julia McShane
  • Innovation 2017Best Innovation - Dr Lucy Millar & Dr Lauren Misquita
  • Feedback winner 2017Best Feedback - Dr Thomas Clarke
  • PGT Winner 2018Best Teaching for Postgraduates - Dr James Rosindell
  • Feedback winner 2017Communities Champion - Dr Colin McClure
  • Tutoring 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Champion - Mary Bown
  • Feedback winner 2017Student Wellbeing Champion - Dr Francesco Restuccia