Annual Student Services Awards 2018/19

Thank you to everyone who entered for our Student Services Awards last year, the Exec. were delighted with the response. We have three categories this year but have introduced the new Award for ‘Inspirational Project’:

  • Student Services Team of the Year
  • Student Services Inspirational Project of the Year – NEW!
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year

There will be three nominees shortlisted against each category who will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner at our Annual Conference where the winners will be announced.


If you would like to enter, all you have to do is complete the attached entry form by Friday 11th January 2019 with as much information, details and clear supporting evidence as possible within the limitations of the word count.

Student Services Team of the Year - Has your student services team had an extraordinary year? Have they positively impacted on the students’ experience beyond the usual expectations? Have you got a team who deserve to be recognised for their collaborative, inspirational and innovative spirit?

Student Services Inspirational Project of the Year - Has your Student Services team produced a piece of work or completed a task that truly inspired colleagues, learners, your local community or all three? What has been the impact on any/all of those groups?

Inspirational Leader of the Year - Do you work for someone who motivates others when times are tough? Someone who puts others’ interests ahead of their own? Do they inspire their team to strive for the very best? Have their strategies and actions had a significant, positive and demonstrable effect on their team or the learners?

Eligibility to Enter

Any NAMSS member college is eligible to apply but there can be only one entry submitted per category per college. If a college enters who has an employee sitting on the NAMSS’ Executive Board, that member will declare a conflict of interest and will not form part of any judging panel or process.

NAMSS Student Services Awards Entry Details

NAMSS Student Services Awards Entry Form


For each category, prizes will be awarded to the institution as follows:

  • First Prize - £1,500
  • Second Prize - £750
  • Third Prize - £500

All winning entrants will also receive a commemorative plaque.

Winners will be announced at our Annual Conference Gala Dinner on Monday 11th March at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool. All shortlisted entries will be offered one free place at our Annual Conference Gala Dinner and anyone wishing to purchase additional places can do so at cost price.

How to enter

Entries should be submitted to Jackie Cannell, NAMSS Operations Officer, PO Box 176, Huntingdon, PE27 9DJ or via email to: All entries will be acknowledged on receipt.

Remember, the deadline for entries is Friday 11th January 2019; entries received after this date will not be considered.