Staff and students who are making a difference at Liverpool Hope University have been recognised at the 2023 Hope Star Awards.
Organised by the Students’ Union, the annual ceremony celebrates those who go the extra mile to make the University a better place.
The winners, who are nominated by the student community, were revealed at an event held in the Great Hall at the Creative Campus, where Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Dr Penny Haughan was among the staff in attendance.
Noah Thorley, the Students’ Union Vice President for Education said: “The Students’ Union team would like to thank everyone for taking part in the Hope Star Awards, from promoting the awards to submitting nominations.
“The awards are important in recognising the outstanding work of students and staff. This year it was it was highly competitive, with more than 480 nominations in total and we would like to congratulate all those who were nominated or won an award.
“Everyone should be proud of everything they have achieved over this academic year and the SU look forward to putting the awards on again next year.”
This there were 13 award categories for the 2023 instalment, including the newly introduced Vice President’s Award for both staff and students.
Professional Tutor in Social Work, Amina Saeed, won the staff prize in light of her dedication to both her teaching and extra-curricular projects, whilst Student Ambassador Emma Baker received the student gong for being a pillar of the Hope community over the course of her studies.
Elsewhere, Tony Costello, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, scooped the Tutor of the Year prize, with Clare Fraser winning the Support Staff of the Year award for non-academic staff who go above and beyond.
In the student categories, George Couch, a second year on the undergraduate Politics programme, claimed Course Rep of the Year, and final year Music and Psychology student Celine Szita was named Hope Star Student in the Community.
You can check out the full list of winners below.
Vice President Award – Student
Winner: Emma Baker
Vice President Award – Staff
Winner: Amina Saeed
Hope Star Student in the Community
Winner: Celine Szita
Honourable mentions: Hendon Du Toit, Assanto Embalo and Sarah Kake
Hope Star Staff in the Community
Winner: Galina Paramei
Honourable mentions: Philomena Harrison and Fiona Pogson
Course Rep of the Year
Winner: George Couch
Honourable mentions: Tinu Collins, Jo Collins, Megan Gorton, Joshua Logue and Olaitan Olakanmi
Tutor of the Year
Winner: Tony Costello
Honourable mentions: Mark Bennet, Neil Buckley, Niamh Malone, John Tilson and Laura Waite
Student Staff of the Year
Winner: Charlotte Nairne
Honourable mentions: Mark Van Eker and Teri Meehan
Support Staff of the Year
Winner: Clare Fraser
Honourable mentions: Louise Green and Marie-Therese Lacey
Student Extra Mile
Winner: Reece Gordon
Honourable mentions: Rabia Begum, Charlie Shenton and Emma Sanders
Staff Extra Mile
Winners: Jeannie Riley and June Wilson
Honourable mentions: Annalaura Alifuoco and Nichola Preston
Winner: Dr Catalina Montoyo Londono
Honourable mentions: Emma Liddy and Amina Saeed
Winner: Maggie Stanton
Honourable mention: Joseph Martin
Activist of the Year
Winner: Sarah Kake
Honourable mentions: Hareth Alshaban, Sean Fullwood and Stephanie Trujillo