On the 15th of June 2021 we celebrated (virtually) the graduation of our fantastic class of 2021.
We will of course have the opportunity to participate in a fully-fledged graduation ceremony in the future on campus and will get to wear your graduation gown. For this online celebration, however, there was no dress code, and everyone was invited to bring along a brightly coloured drink of their choice.
At the party, English, Creative Writing and Journalism programmes announced their graduation PRIZES for academic achievement and best project.
The English graduation award winners are:
Outstanding Academic Achievement in English: Jodie Louise Hammond
Best Independent Project in English: Marisa Sonay Pavli
Each prize comes with a certificate and a generous voucher.
Huge congratulations to the two deserving winners and all out great 2021 English graduates!
Last Friday the winners of the 2021 MDXSU Awards were announced. BA English achieved not one but TWO impressive wins! These annual awards celebrate the extraordinary work and achievements of Middlesex University students and staff over the past academic year.
Student Voice Leader of the Year: Yasmin Al-Sahar
This award recognises the work of a Student Voice Leader within each faculty who has spent the year working hard to make changes for students at Middlesex.
Yasmin received a high number of nominations from her peers and staff due to her high-quality work and efforts towards nurturing a community within the faculty of Arts & Creative Industries. Her strong communication skills when sharing academic and industry updates were regular and accessible to all. Additionally, Yasmin received 100& completion rate on the NSS.
Academic Staff Member of the Year: Dr Adam Dalton
This award recognises an outstanding member of academic or teaching staff within each Faculty who has had a positive impact on the learning and student experience.
Adam received a high number of nominations from students sharing their positive experiences with him. As one nomination saw Adam as “a model of student-centered, innovative, and impactful teaching” and another saying “Without a doubt, Professor Dalton in this way impassions his students to pursue their dreams. He is a remarkable person above all, and by far the best educator I’ve known in my lifetime of learning”. His work has been impactful and deserving as the winner of Academic Staff Member of the Year for ACI.
Huge congratulations to Yasmin and Adam for their outstanding achievements! Thank you also to all the colleagues and students who have taken the time to submit their nominations.
We are delighted to announce that our very own Professor Paul Cobley won the ‘Outstanding Student Feedback’ award at the MDXSU Student-Led Teaching Awards.
Middlesex Students’ Union (MDXSU) is dedicated to celebrating the incredible work of staff members from across the University. The Student-Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs) exist to recognise and celebrate the hard work of our amazing teaching and support staff at Middlesex University.
These awards are student-led; staff are nominated by students at Middlesex, with the final shortlist and winners being decided by a panel of students and elected student representatives.
As the awards are awarded on the strength of the student citation(s), there can be no better feedback on Paul’s feedback.
When we do eventually return to campus MDXSU Student Officers will be visiting Paul in person to deliver the appropriate certificates and awards. You can find the full shortlist on our website here.
MDXSU Awards celebrate the trailblazing students at Middlesex University and this year BA English students won the double! The entire English subject area couldn’t be prouder.
The annual MDXSU awards – in their fifth year – are Middlesex Students’ Union’s way of celebrating the work and achievements of Middlesex University students over the past year, and recognising the contribution they have made to the university, the community and the lives of their fellow students.
Student Voice Leader of the Year
Melissa Nabre (BA English)
“Melissa has been really engaged with the role is year – chairing the Programme Voice Group, which meant students are really at the heart of decisions made about the programme. Melissa ensured lots of changes are made at a programme level but also have been involved in other activities throughout MDXSU. She has successfully passed policy through the Student Leaders’ Conference which means self-defence classes will be available for all genders, supported some of the full-time officer campaigns and even had time be on the POW! Committee.”
Super POW!er of the Year
Natalie Rose (BA English)
“Natalie Rose has shown incredible passion, motivation and commitment this year, volunteering her time over several Freshers’ events and being active in committee meetings throughout the year. Natalie has shown great vision for her area of POW!, and her enthusiasm in turning this idea into reality. The panel felt that the POW! News platform would be nowhere without Natalie’s efforts.”
Huge congratulations to those shortlisted or won an award this year!