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The Star Awards – 8 May 2019

Featuring long service presentations and staff Star awards

Teesside University and the Students’ Union collaborate to celebrate the excellence and service demonstrated by staff throughout the year.

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The Star awards brings together the annual presentations for long service and academic achievement, with a series of special awards that recognise the outstanding contributions made by nominated colleagues from across the University.

We are asking staff and students to nominate staff in a variety of categories, including individual and team awards. If there is someone who you feel deserves to be recognised this year, now is your chance to help make it happen.

Has someone gone above and beyond? Has a team, School or department gone that extra mile? Has a lecturer inspired you? Or is there just someone who is always happy to help out?

Use the form below to make your nomination(s) for one or all of the awards. Make sure to include a description for why you’re nominating that person or team in between 50 - 200 words. Please provide as much detail as possible as this will benefit your nomination at the judging stage.

Three finalists in each category will be invited to the awards dinner on Wednesday 8 May when the winners of each category will be announced.

All staff and students can make nominations. All nominations must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 29 March 2019.

Paper nomination forms are available upon request. Please contact to request a form.


Fantastic Feedback

  • Andrew Cree - TUBS
  • Helen Simm - SCDT
  • Jules Downs - SOHSC

Innovation and Enterprise

  • David Dixon - DAE
  • Dr David Hughes - SSED
  • Dr The Anh Han - SCDT

Most Inspirational Member of Staff

  • Amanda McLaren - SCDT
  • Beverly Boden - TUBS
  • Dr Safwan Akram - SSED
  • Paula Hodge - SOHSC

Outstanding Leadership

  • Dr Gillian Taylor - SSED
  • Dr Kevin Thomas - SSED
  • Sajid Abdullah - SSED

Outstanding Teaching

  • Dr Paul Dean - SSED
  • Dr Mervyn Martin - SSSHL
  • Dr Marie Gressmann - SOHSC
  • Dr Lee Copping - SSSHL

Promoting Employability

  • Jenyfer Owen - SSED
  • Dr Myriam Mallet - SCDT
  • Sports and Wellbeing Management

Research Performance

  • Dr Anthony Lloyd - SSSHL
  • Dr Maher Al-Greer - SSED
  • Professor Yifeng Zeng - SCDT

Outstanding Student Support

  • Abbie English and Gary Crawley - SRM
  • Irfan Sadiq - English Language Unit
  • Lynn Miles - SSSHL

Students' Union Staff

  • Harjot Ghundoo
  • Kristy Weegram

Team of the Year

  • Aurora House Team
  • Cook Building Technicians
  • Counselling and Mental Health Team
  • Department of International Development

Unsung Hero

  • Cath Turner – SOHSC
  • Dominic Dunn – SCDT
  • Dr Michelle Carr – SSSHL
  • Saul Johnson – SCDT

View a full list of all the people who were nominated