This Award is made in recognition of the delivery of an exceptional, innovative or transformational contribution to the student experience in learning and teaching.

The level of support offered by the Disability Advice Team (Becky Collis, Susan Fielding, Barbara Furnival, Sam Hall, James Lock and Joel Staley) has made a significant contribution at every stage of the student journey through the high quality and professional support they provide. Their success in supporting an ever-increasing number of students is the result of their collective team effort and strong relationships forged with their colleagues across the University.

This team’s exceptional performances has helped to improve outcomes for the University’s disabled students. The team have adopted a wide range of initiatives to support these students, including pre-arrival events and preparations, a campus buddy system for first-year autistic students, improvements to Disability Actions Plans, and a pilot placement project aimed at better preparing students for placement.