White Square Course Rep Award Winners 2013
Every year, hundreds of students volunteer to represent their group as Course Reps. For the first time, we are rewarding some of the very best Course Reps across UAL for their commitment, kindness and imagination. Judged by the full-time Elected Officers, these twelve White Square Course Rep Award winners epitomise the selflessness and ingenuity of students looking out for each other.
Anna Webber BA Book Arts LCC
“She is brave and selfless and articulates the students’ views extremely well and presented their objections to senior management in a very clear and forceful way.”
“Anna is an open minded and highly intelligent person. She is always supportive of her colleagues and helps to foster a collegiate experience amongst the cohort.”
Chirag Dewan MA Creative Practise for Narrative Environments CSM
“Chirag holds birthday parties for us once a month. He brings everybody together!”
“Chirag gives us the courage to express our anxieties to the tutors.”
Chloe Lewis FdSc Beauty & Spa Management LCF
“She is always willing to go the extra mile and will often take the initiative helping to manage the salon within the salon practice sessions which are when the students work on clients. Just her personality alone makes her brilliant!”
Emma Alington BA Ceramic Design CSM
“Organising and chairing the degree show committee with tireless enthusiasm.”
“Making sure those of us working off-site have a voice and are included in all plans and developments for the year and the show.”
Francesca Peschier MRES Arts Practise Chelsea
“Frank set up the JAWS journal, getting most people on the course involved in the process, and demonstrating the strength of our group to staff and other students. The journal is a great platform to demonstrate our commitment to research in a self-driven way, and has helped us build some really good relationships.”
“Frank is a great facilitator in terms of making contact regularly, and maintaining regular weekly meetings.”
George Price and Georgia Dennison BA Fine Art: Sculpture Wimbledon
“George organised college-wide screenings and brought new material to the student community. He built great connections between the course and organizations across London, the UK and overseas”
“Georgia has improved the course by making new students feel welcome and showing them around, building great connections between different student reps, students and staff, and helping organise social events across the college and between colleges.”
Giulia Scuffietti MA Publishing LCC
“Giulia is positive, hardworking and loyal – she has done her best effort for our class.”
“Giulia, has helped enormously improving the networking opportunities by assisting with initiatives to help students network across the cohort of magazine and other students - total 39 MA students - from different countries and cultures.“
Huihui Liu MA Fine Art Chelsea
“Huihui is bubbly and friendly and helps everyone. She is the most friendly and helpful of MAFA students and really wants everyone to enjoy their year on the MA.”
“She is the best rep I’ve ever seen, because she always gives a hand to everyone with her enthusiasm, and lets every student get important information as soon as possible.”
Krisha Bejal Chavda BA Cordwainers Footwear LCF
“Krisha has succeeded in persuading the technical area that year 2 students should have access to laser cutting inductions. (Students and staff have been trying to achieve this for four years.)”
“Krishha has arranged a social evening out every week where everyone in her year group is made welcome.
Pro-active in her role as student rep she organises frequent meetings in college with her cohort then makes an appointment with her course leader and year tutor. This ongoing dialogue has ensured problems have been solved quickly and easily.”
Maren Reese BA Painting Camberwell
“Maren is very proactive. She has made sure the community of Camberwell Course Reps are united on certain issues and works well with students and staff.”
“Maren’s focus on clear communication is great – she has directly improved the induction of Erasmus and Study Abroad students among the course.”
Olga Pope BA Graphic Design CSM
“Olga is a motivated student who has been a really helpful ally to her fellow graphic design students. She has helped out on the graphic design portfolio day for 3rd years and organised a series of Guardian lectures.”
“She is friendly and encouraging to her fellow students.”
Sarah Fortais MA Fine Art CSM
“Sarah empowers the cohort of students by keeping them very well informed and encouraging them to participate in cross course and college events. She encourages students’ participation in in-course seminars and has curated exhibitions with them.”
“Sarah keeps morale high by sticking to the cause and repeatedly bringing our issues up so that they are eventually addressed.”
Each winner will receive a trophy created by the winners of our design commission. If you know any of the winners be sure to give them your congratulations.
Based on student nominations, we’re sending 200 staff across UAL one of these certificates for their excellent teaching.
Only 12 staff can win a top trophy each year, but many more received outstanding nominations showing their kindness, passion and knowledge. So we commissioned the winner of our design competition, Camberwell student Dominika Sroczak, to make these certificates for all staff who received excellent nominations.
White Square Students’ Union Teaching Award
Certificate Winners 2013:
White Square Teaching Award Winners 2013
We are pleased to announce the twelve top prize-winners of White Square Students’ Union Teaching Awards. Nominated by UAL students and judged by a panel of 24 Course Reps, these individuals have been an exceptional source of knowledge, inspiration and support for the students they work with.
Tim Andrews Knit Technician Chelsea
“Tim knows everything about knitting and yarn and is also a fantastic knitwear designer. He always goes the extra mile for us.”
Jacqueline Black Senior Costume Technician LCF
“In her own way, she teaches us that life is sometimes really hard, and laughter is a good way to deal with everything and keep making our dreams come true - because that is why we are here in University.”
Paul Dewis 2D Printmaking Technician CSM
“Paul has a phenomenal amount of energy. He is deeply knowledgeable about his craft, learning from him is like a real apprenticeship.”
Billy Dickinson 3D and Digital Manufactuing Technician CSM
“Billy is passionate about what he’s doing, curious about what we are doing, and really does care about us.”
Ellen Hanceri Senior Lecturer LCC
“Ellen is great at listening, supportive, but firm, she really helps students to improve and increase their abilities and understanding. She is a treasure!”
Sadhna Jain Course Director Chelsea
“Sadhna is incredibly well read, with a vast knowledge of historical and current design. She has, at every opportunity, made herself available to students.”
Joel Karamath Course Director LCC
“Joel has a gift of planting subtle seeds in your mind that grow along with the project.”
Pete Logan Woodwork Technician Wimbledon
“He gives you a safe environment so that you feel ambitious to make great things and it’s ok if it goes wrong.”
Steve Radmall Film and Video Technician CSM
“I could always count on Steve to give me good advice – like nuggets of gold for someone who didn’t have a clue. Knowing that I had his support, my confidence in my project grew.”
Annette Robinson Senior Lecturer Camberwell
“Annette is very personable and very easy to approach. She is quick to engage with student’s ideas meaning that the advice she gives is excellent.”
Claudine Rousseau Course Leader LCF
“In class it feels like a friend is teaching you, with great encouragement and attention to detail with every student.”
Jan Woolley Pathway Leader Camberwell
“Jan is the woman. She is a great feminist figure as she has shown such devotion and passion in her work. She believes in everyone.”
Special commendations also go to Nicolas Marechal at LCC and Tim Harker at Chelsea, who both won awards last year.
A further 200 staff have been awarded White Square Certificates to recognise their excellent work.
May 31, 2013 at 12:09pm
Trophies for the White Square Teaching Awards in production. Designed and built by Abay Zhumagulov and Marcus Kane, winners of our trophy design competition and current BA students at CSM.
We wanted to create something visually interesting as well as tactile for the receiver. A wooden core is surrounded by cement, creating the white square award logo on the top and bottom, while also creating something dynamically visual. We also wanted a texture on half of the award to represent the two different sides to teaching, the rough and the smooth.
- from the design proposal
He can make even the most boring topic very interesting, he shares his knowledge freely, and it’s always a two-way road, ‘cause he always listens to students.
— Nomination for a tutor, White Square Awards 2013
She always manages to include some jokes into her lectures and seminars. And she’s very patient with students who are not keen on numbers!
— Nomination for a lecturer, White Square Awards 2013
I have seen her battle three full classrooms of students at once being the only on hand help and never complain. She juggles millions of students and responsibilities with a positive attitude and passion for what she does.
— Nomination for a technician, White Square Awards 2013
This is what 730 nominations from all the colleges of UAL looks like, a big thank you to all of the students and staff who took the time to write wonderful things about their course reps, tutors and technicians! Also, there have been 300 more course rep, tutor and technician nominations made online.
Nominations are now closed, we have started the longlisting process. Watch this space for more updates.
The White Square Teaching and Course Rep Award Nomination Roadshow is coming to every major UAL site over the coming weeks.
So if you’d like to nominate your excellent tutor, technician or Course Rep in person, please come and say Hi!
You’d put them in the running for 12 top prizes, a trophy handmade by a UAL Student, and a special printed certificate designed by a UAL Student.
If you’d rather nominate your favourite tutor or Course Rep online, you can do that here right now:
Nominate your technicians and tutors here.
Nominate your Course Rep here.
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Part-time Nomination Assistant - £7.21/hour 14+ hours.
The Students’ Union are looking for creative and dedicated students to join our team as Nomination Assistants for the Teaching and Course Rep Awards Roadshow.