Highly Commended nominees

As all the nominations we received were of a very high standard, our judging panel wanted to recognise those entries which just missed out on winning one of the awards. Congratulations to our Highly Commended nominees:

Highly Commended: Masters Student of the Year


Alice Cooper

Durham University

The judges were impressed not just by Alice's dedication to being an outstanding student, but also how Alice went the extra mile to help her fellow peers.

Highly Commended: PhD Student of the Year


Helen Kuht

University of Leicester

The judges thought that Helen had a great dedication to research and to inspiring others in an ever changing environment.


Highly Commended: Masters Teacher of the Year


Sarah Williams

University of Cumbria

Sarah's teaching has a global impact and the judges agreed that this was reflected in the large number of students from around the world who supported Sarah's nomination for this award.


Highly Commended: PhD Supervisor of the Year


Paul McGonigal

Durham University

The judges were impressed by Paul's commitment to his students and agreed this was summed up in a wuote from one of them: "Incredibly talented scientist but also an outstanding educator. He pursued my weaknesses so that they became my strengths".


Highly Commended: Best PG Marketing & Recruitment Campaign


University of Aberdeen, School of Law

See Law from Different Perspectives

The judges were impressed by the University of Aberdeen's original and impactful campaign which resonated inside and outside of the university.


Highly Commended: Best PG Wellbeing Initiative


Newcastle University SU

Postgrad Mental Health Campaign

The judges were impressed by Newcastle's holistic approach to wellbeing initiative for their postgraduate students, how it exceeded its goals and offered valuable mental health support.