Watch the announcement below to find out whose won in this year's Postgrad Awards!

In a record breaking year for the Postgrad Awards, with so many high-quality nominations, our judging panel also wanted to recognise those entries which just missed out on winning one of the awards, take a look at our highly commended nominees here.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for submitting their nominations and congratulations to those who received one.

The Postgrad Awards 2021 winners

Masters Student of the Year

Emma Wall

The University of Sheffield

The judges were amazed by Emma’s positivity in confronting everything that was thrown at her.

PhD Student of the Year

Toluwalase Awoyemi

University of Oxford

The judges described Toluwalase as one to watch as a future leader. They also praised the impact his charity is having on young students from low to middle income backgrounds in Nigeria.

Masters Teacher of the Year

Will Mason

The University of Sheffield

The judges were impressed with how Will adapted his teaching during the pandemic with heart and creativity to provide a tailored experience for his students whilst applying his research to his valuable community work

PhD Supervisor of the Year

Malcolm White

St Andrews University

The judges were impressed not just by Professor White's accomplishments as a gold standard PhD supervisor, but also by his commitment to outreach activities in schools and prisons.

Best PG Marketing & Recruitment Campaign

University of Lincoln

Climate emergency environmental scholarship & tree planting campaign

The judges praised the University of Lincoln for putting the climate emergency agenda alongside it's postgraduate student recruitment efforts.

Best PG Wellbeing Initiative

University of Plymouth

Researcher Toolkit

The judges were impressed with how Plymouth's researcher wellbeing toolkit is specifically aimed at the needs of postgraduate students and will have a wider impact across other institutions who choose to take it onboard.

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