Nomination details

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The Students’ Union Student Led Supervisor Awards, run in collaboration with the Doctoral School, celebrate the best supervision and support for research students at Sussex. These are annual awards celebrating the inspirational and transformative contributions individual members of staff make to the experience of the University's research students.

An individual or group of research students can nominate their supervisor for an award based on some of the following criteria:
  • Supervisor demonstrates enthusiasm for the role,
  • is flexible in regard to supervision sessions,
  • is prepared to go the extra mile to help navigate students through difficulties, be they academic or otherwise
  • challenges students while encouraging them to contribute something substantial to their specific area of academic discourse
  • provides additional support and facilities to give greater scope to the PhD, or to enable it to be completed early
  • is exceptionally supportive through the planning for assessments and the PhD viva
  • offers constructive employment and career advice post-graduation
  • has been exceptionally supportive or encouraging and raised the student’s attainment by helping them through a difficult time

    If successful, your supervisor will be presented with their award at the Sussex Research and Impact Awards in June.

    Nominations close on 1st June 2017.

    Key contacts for these awards are Rose Taylor ( and Paul Roberts (
Section 1 - Who do you want to nominate?

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* 1. Name(s) of the supervisor you wish to nominate

Section 2 - Reasons for nominating

You can use up to 300 words below to explain your nomination. Take a look at successful nominations from previous years of Student Led Teaching Awards at the bottom of this page. Please note that you *must* add supporting comments for your nomination to be considered. You can provide evidence in support of the application, but the only evidence that will be considered by the awarding panels is the evidence given on the nomination form.
If you are submitting a nomination on behalf of other students please ensure you have their permission to do so.

300 words maximum – you must give supporting comments for the nomination to be considered.

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* 2. Why are you nominating them for an award?

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* 3. If you know which School or Department this person belongs to, please select this from the list below:

Section 3 - your details

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* 4. Your name(s)

By entering their names in the box above, you are confirming that all named students have consented to support this nomination. For verification, please also enter their email addresses in the box below.

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* 5. Your email address(es)

The email addresses are used to verify that the nomination form has been submitted by eligible students. Please include the email addresses of all students named above.