THE NOMINATION PROCESS
Nominations for the 2020/21 Student Social Mobility Awards are now open!
You can make a nomination until Tuesday 8th June for most Awards, and until Sunday 4th July for the Aspire Award categories (for Sixth-Formers and Teachers).
Nominations can be made by filling out the nomination form at the bottom of this page.
What are the Award categories?
Who is allowed to make a nomination?
Anyone can nominate for the Undergraduate Awards.
Only current sixth-formers and teachers can nominate for the Aspire Awards.
Only current undergraduates can nominate for the Highest Impact Employer Initiative, Highest Impact University Initiative, and Best Mentor Awards.
Can I nominate myself for an Award?
No. Nominees must be nominated by someone other than themselves.
Can I nominate for different categories?
Yes, but you will need to fill out the nomination form again for each new nomination.
What do I need to do to nominate someone?
Nominations are made by filling out the simple webform at the bottom of this page.
Should I let the person I am nominating know?
Yes. You require their consent in order to nominate them, for GDPR reasons. They should keep an eye out for communication from the Student Social Mobility Awards team seeking supplementary information once they have been nominated.
How will I know if my nomination has been submitted correctly?
You will receive an email from the Student Social Mobility Awards team confirming receipt of your submission. The person you are nominating will also receive an email letting them know that they have been nominated.
What happens next?
The shortlisting process will begin once the nomination period has closed on 8th June. The Student Social Mobility Awards team will inform nominees of the outcome of shortlisting on 25th June, except for Aspire Award nominees, who will be informed of the outcome of shortlisting in the first week of July.
When will the winners be announced?
All Award winners will be announced at the Student Social Mobility Award Ceremony, taking place on 9th September 2021 in the House of Lords.
What about the Student Vote?
The Student Vote will decide the winners of three Award categories: Highest Impact University Initiative, Highest Impact Employer Initiative, and the Outstanding Achievement Award (where the winner will be determined by a combination of the Student Vote and the responses of the Judging Panel).
The Student Vote will take place from 16th -30th July.
THE STUDENT VOTE
A Student Vote will help to determine the winners of three of our Awards. The three categories in question are Best Employer Initiative, Best University Initiative and the Outstanding Achievement Award (where the winner will be determined by a combination of the Student Vote and the responses of the Judging Panel).
The independent Judging Panel will select the winners of the other Awards.
The Student Vote will take place between 16th - 30th July.
All UK students will be eligible to vote, and can vote only once for each category.