Student nurses

School of Nursing and Allied Health Student Awards

Recognise a student who has made a difference

On 4 July 2019, we will be holding the 8th Annual School of Nursing and Allied Health Student Awards. These celebrate the considerable achievements of our students. In addition, the awards give students a chance to recognise the important impact of colleagues in placement areas on their learning experiences.

How to nominate

Nominations are invited from students, LJMU staff, health and social care professionals or service users/carers, depending on the award category. 

You can nominate any student who has studied with us in the 2018/19 academic year, even if they have now completed their studies, self-nominations are also welcomed (students only). On the nomination form you'll be asked to support your nomination with evidence of how the nominee has met the award criteria. Please read through the award categories below to choose the category which best fits the individual you wish to nominate. You can nominate the same person for different categories, you'll just need to fill out separate nomination forms to do so.

Closing date

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 5 May and the award ceremony will take place on Thursday 4 July 2019.

Awards panel

Nominations are reviewed by an awards panel. Panel membership is as follows:

  1. Director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health
  2. A representative from the LJMU Teaching and Learning Academy
  3. A JMSU (Students' Union) representative
  4. A staff representative from the School
  5. The Executive Dean for the Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Award categories

Nominate a student who best fits into one of the following categories. (Please click the category name for more detail.)

Volunteering or charitable work

Nominate a student who has participated in charitable or community-based work or fundraising that they have undertaken in their free time. (This excludes activities that are part of timetabled work-based learning activities, e.g. work placements.)

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have, for example:

  • Engaged in fundraising activity
  • Inspired others to engage in volunteering or community work
  • Participated in significant volunteering work in the UK or abroad

You can include a testimony from a user group.

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Academic or support staff
  • Representative from charity/voluntary sector
  • Service user or significant other

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Helping and supporting fellow students

Nominate a student who has consistently offered support to other students, whether on their programme or elsewhere. The type of support could include: providing academic help, emotional support or organising social activities. Students may be recognised Student Mentors, but this category is not exclusive to this group.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have, for example:

  • Provided significant support to their peers, be that academic, social or emotional
  • Acted as a student mentor
  • Worked with or acted as a ‘buddy’ to new students
  • Acted as a role model for fellow students
  • Actively participated in recruitment, induction and transition events

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Academic or support staff

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Student representation

Nominate any student representative who worked to enhance the student experience for their peers.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have, for example:

  • Advocated for fellow students
  • Collaborated with academic or support staff on projects designed to enhance the student experience
  • Contributed to decision-making that aimed to improve their programme
  • Initiated creative and innovative ways to enhance the student experience

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Academic or support staff

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Outstanding contribution in a placement setting

Nominate a student who has excelled in their work-based learning by showing initiative and having a focus on the needs and experiences of service users.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have, for example:

  • Acted as an ambassador for LJMU students
  • Consistently shown initiative in the workplace
  • Made a significant contribution to the user/carer experience in their workplace

You can include a testimony from the placement staff or clients.

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Academic or support staff
  • Representative from work area
  • Service user or significant other

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Outstanding achievement

Nominate a student who has overcome considerable obstacles or stood out in other ways and deserves acknowledgement.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have, for example:

  • Triumphed over challenging circumstances
  • Inspired fellow students or academic/support staff
  • Enhanced the reputation of LJMU

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Family members
  • Academic or support staff
  • Representative from work area

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Citizenship Award

This award recognises a student whose individual actions go above and beyond to have a positive impact on those around them.

Possible support evidence

Please show how the student may have gone above and beyond normal expectations to, for example:

  • Give a voice to overlooked groups
  • Act for protection of vulnerable people
  • Be a positive role model in their community
  • Actively challenge discrimination or oppression
  • Act as an outstanding ambassador for Liverpool John Moores University

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Academic or support staff
  • Representative from work area/voluntary sector or charity
  • Service user or significant other

Nominate a student

Elanor Coulter award for commitment to client-centred care in mental health nursing

Nominate a mental health nursing student in recognition of their commitment to client-centred practice. This award is supported by a bequest from the family of a former mental health nursing student.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have, for example:

  • Consistently championed their clients' empowerment and self-determination
  • Significant engagement in multi-professional practice in the process of client-centred care
  • Acquisition and application of an outstanding evidence base for client-centred practice

Who can nominate

  • Students
  • Academic or support staff
  • Representative from work area/voluntary sector or charity
  • Service user or significant other

Nominate a student

Students may also nominate in the following two work-based learning categories.

Best placement area

If you're a student you can nominate a placement area or team that you think has gone above and beyond to provide an outstanding learning experience.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the placement area/team may have provided, for example:

  • Excellent levels of education, guidance and support for students on placement
  • Consistent provision of an enhanced student experience in work-based learning
  • Considerable opportunities for inter-professional learning
  • Innovative approaches to maximising the student practice-learning experience

Who can nominate

  • Students

Submit a nomination

Outstanding support for students on placement (by an individual)

If you're a student you can nominate an individual member of staff in a placement area who has gone above and beyond to provide an outstanding learning experience. In particular, this award represents someone who acts as an exceptional role model to students on placement.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the individual member of staff on placement may have, for example:

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, passion and commitment for their area of work
  • Acted as an exceptional role model in their area of work
  • Offered creative or inspiring approaches to helping students learn while on placement

Who can nominate

  • Students

Submit a nomination