VP Education Awards 

The Idea

The Students' Guild VP Education Awards were orginally introduced in 2016. The awards formally recognise the outstanding commitment shown by students who represent and seek to enhance the academic experience of their cohort. Any University of Exeter student or staff member can nominate someone for a VP Education Award. Nominated candidates are shortlisted by an expert panel, and all shortlisted candidates gather together at a final awards ceremony hosted by the VP Education of the Students' Guild.

College of Humanities Success 

The College of Humanities regularly enjoy huge success at the awards. In 2017, Humanities students received over 50 nominations. In total, 35 Humanities students were nominated for an award and 19 were shortlisted, including an all Humanities shortlist for the award for 'Outstanding Commitment to Representation'. 

At the ceremony itself, Humanities students were shortlisted for 8 out of 12 awards, winning 4 awards: 

Academic Undergraduate Rep of the Year  Shortlisted: Jordan Coates (Modern Languages SSLC)
Academic Postgraduate Rep of the Year

Winner: Sarah Kearsey (Modern Languages SSLC)
Shortlisted: Ed Baker (Classics and Ancient History SSLC);Teresa Sanders (English PGR) 

Peer Assisted Learning Programme Organiser of the Year

Shortlisted: Tyler Rickard (FCH and Modern Languages); Phoebe Greenwold (Liberal Arts)

Students as Change Agents Project Team of the Year

Shortlisted: The Diplomatic Hub (CHUMS and CSSIS) 

Students as Change Agents Project of the Year

Shortlisted: The Study Abroad Guide

Outstanding Commitment to Representation

Winner: Phoebe Dent (History, Humanities College Officer)
Shortlisted: Tessa Crossley (Theology); Anna Greenwood and Isabelle Mutton (Theology) 

Outstanding Subject Chair

Shortlisted: Alex Porter (Theology and Religion)

SSLC of the Year

Winner: Theology and Religion SSLC 

M. Gibson


‘It is wonderful to see so many Humanities students from different disciplines being recognised in this way and to hear about all the great work done through SSLCs and Change Agents projects to improve the academic experience across the College. The high numbers of Humanities students nominated is a reflection of their dedication, and a huge congratulations to those who won in their categories.’

Prof. Marion Gibson, Associate Dean (Education) for the College of Humanites