Celebrating your Guild Award winners 2023

Guild Awards 2023

Students and staff were celebrated at this year’s Guild Awards, which took place in the Mountford Hall on 11 May.

The awards recognise individuals, groups and societies who have gone above and beyond to make our University campus and community a better place to be.

There were 16 awards presented on the night from 49 incredible shortlisted nominees. We are proud to share the winners below.

Course Rep of the Year

Awarded to a Course Rep from each faculty for going the extra mile to improve your University experience.

  • Eric Dos Santos De Andrade (Health & Life Sciences)
  • Dileesh Vishwanath (Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • James Barber (Science & Engineering)

Teacher of the Year

Awarded to a member of teaching staff from each faculty who go above and beyond in their support for students.

  • Dr George Ampat (Health & Life Sciences)
  • Dr Gemma Ahearne (Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Dr Sebastian Wild (Science & Engineering)

Outstanding Support Award

  • Deonne Hill

Deonne has been an inspiration to the students she has helped this year, particularly in her support for those in receipt of the Asylum Seekers Bursary.

Student Changemaker of the Year

  • Georgina Andrews

Georgina looks to make higher education a better place for students, by attending NUS conferences and educating others on the importance on student-staff solidarity as well as helping with food collections throughout her local community.

Sustainability Champion

  • Tushar Shivaji Melge

Committed to educating others, Tushar has participated in many sustainability opportunities this year including the Climate Action Network and Curriculum Mapping and as a Green Fingers volunteer.

Halls’ Student Committee of the Year

  • Tudor Close

Tudor Close HSC have created a strong community of students through their collaborations with other Halls and events.

Biggest Impact on the City of Liverpool

  • Jessica Lwin and Help the Homeless Society

Help the Homeless Society raise money to support those who are sleeping rough, and host events that welcome individuals and from families across Liverpool.

As President of Humanitarian Society and Secretary of Asylum Seeking and Refugees for Help the Homeless Society, Jessica has used this year to organise and assist in events that raise money and awareness to those in need.

New Society of the Year

  • Darts Society

The Darts Society has allowed likeminded students to share their love of darts, with memberships growing and two teams in the University Darts UK North- West League.

Fundraiser of the Year

  • Turkish Society

The Turkish Society devoted themselves to raising money following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. They created and sold amazing baked goods every day they raised £6500.

Guild Values Award

  • Liverpool Debating Union

Liverpool Debating Union has made a lasting impact on their members’ student experience.

Inclusivity Award

  • BME Medics Society

Racial and cultural inclusivity has been a priority of BME Medics Society this year. From their Black History Month activity and fundraising for the Sickle Cell charity to the creation of the Culture Ball and their first Inequalities in Healthcare Conference.

Society of the Year

  • University of Liverpool Dance Society

They have held multiple social events, won over 20 trophies across 4 competitions, and raised over £2500 for charity. They’ve even been invited to BBC Children in Need and took part in the Eurovision parade!

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees, and a big thank you to everyone who joined us to make Guild Awards 2023 a night to remember!