Student nurses

School of Nursing and Allied Health Student Awards

Recognise a student who has made a difference

Each year we hold the School of Nursing and Allied Health Student Awards to recognise the considerable achievements of our students. Students can also nominate a placement area, mentor or work-based supervisor for an award.

If you know someone who has gone above and beyond in any of the following areas please nominate them for an award.

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 outside LJMU

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:

  • 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 Faculty student mentors, but this category is not exclusive to this group.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have:

  • Provided significant support to their peers either academically, socially or emotionally
  • 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
  • Provided learning opportunities for fellow students

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 students across the Faculty. The award recognises those who looked beyond programme-based activity to focus on the wider Faculty student community.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have:

  • 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/Faculty
  • 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 the workplace settings

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:

  • 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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Consistently excellent academic performance

Nominate a final year student who has consistently performed at an outstanding level as defined within the Faculty’s grading criteria.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have:

  • Achieved consistently outstanding results in assessment
  • Demonstrated a creative and innovative approach to academic work
  • Published or presented academic work at a conference
  • Collaborated with academic or support staff on research projects

Who can nominate

  • Academic staff

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Most improved academic performance

Nominate a final year student who has shown considerable improvement in their academic performance. Keep in mind that regardless of the final academic award given to the individual, this award recognises those who have made significant progress on their journey towards achieving their goals.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the student may have:

  • Made considerable improvement in results during their time on the programme
  • Made a concerted effort to improve

Who can nominate

  • Academic staff

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Special 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:

  • 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 is given to students whose individual actions advance civic society and support the University’s strategic vision to be recognised as a modern civic university.

Possible support evidence

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

  • Give a voice to overlooked groups
  • Act for protection of vulnerable people
  • Be a positive role model in their community
  • Actively challenge discriminatory or oppressive practice
  • 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

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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

  • 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

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

Best placement

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:

  • Excellent levels of training, 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

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Best individual mentor/practice educator/work-based supervisor

If you're a student you can nominate an individual mentor, practice educator or work-based supervisor who has gone above and beyond to provide an outstanding learning experience. In particular, this award represents someone who embodies their profession and acts as an exceptional role model to students on placement.

Possible supporting evidence

Please show how the mentor, educator, supervisor may have:

  • 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

How to nominate

Nominations are invited from fellow 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 2016/2017 academic year, even if they have now completed their studies. On the nomination form you'll be asked to support your nomination with evidence of how the student has met the award criteria. Please read through the award categories above 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.

Nominate a student

Nominate for best placement/mentor (students only)

Closing date

The closing date for nominations is Friday 12 May 2017 and the award ceremony will take place on Thursday 29 June 2017.

Awards panel

Nominations are reviewed by an awards panel. It has been agreed that no representative from the student body will sit on this panel, as that could compromise their position. However, the student voice in the decision making process will be ensured through the presence of a LiverpoolSU student voice co-ordinator. Additional panel members are:

  1. A representative from the University’s Education Academic Quality and Standards team
  2. Representative of academic staff from the School and Centre
  3. The Associate Dean (education) for the Faculty of Education, Health and Community