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In March 2020, the UK went into lockdown. As universities closed, a new reality was dawning for those students many miles from home, family and loved ones. It was also a particularly challenging time for those students who found university to be an escape from domestic issues, and for those who may have suddenly lost their support networks as friends returned home.
This was and still is an unprecedented time. But the sector did not shy away from these challenges and indeed launched into action. We now look to celebrate these achievements and those individuals who made a difference.
All of our student accommodation hero nominees were chosen by students up and down the country, and came through student feedback in the Global Student Living Index, which powers the National Student Housing Awards.
In early September, a student-led judging panel looked at all of the final nominations and had the difficult task of determining who would win one of this year’s hero awards. The student judges commented on the level of support that had been given and found huge merit in a diverse range of nominations made.
So, who won the Student Accommodation Hero Awards? You can view the winners in our awards video, or scroll down for the full list.
Care and Support
Scott Taylor – Accommodation Manager, Collegiate AC
Agata Korecka – Residence Life Assistant, Queen Margaret University
Guv Barn – Digs Student Accommodation
Dorottya Palkovits – Residence Assistant, University of Strathclyde
Chanelle Tolcher – Customer Service Assistant, Host.
Catherine Kelly – Accommodation Officer and Residence Life Assistant
Sharon Clifford – Accommodation Manager, Fresh Student Living
Tracy Hargreaves – Grizedale Accommodation Manager, Lancaster University
Nicola Rooney – Admin Assistant, The Student Housing Company
Chrisjoy Rodrigues – Hall Rep, University of Birmingham
Frank Quirke and Danny Flaherty – Facilities Assistants, Uninest
Joe Seabrook – Residential Assistant, Ulster University
Kerry Armson – Accommodation Manager, Fresh Student Living
Anthony O’Reilly – Assistant Student Life Manager, St Mary’s University Twickenham
James Bee – General Manager, Nido Student
Urszula Uryszek – Residential Advisor, University of Liverpool
Trevor Bailey – Site Representative, Derwent FM
Lewis Gaertig – Customer Services Assistant, University of the West of England
Joe Stojic – General Manager, The Student Housing Company
Barry Neal – Customer Service Assistant, University of Birmingham
Samuel Honnoraty – Welfare Coordinator, Bournemouth University & Campus Living Villages
Gillian Francey – Res Life Coordinator, Ulster University
Cool In A Crisis
Winnie Motoko – Customer Service Advisor, Campus Living Villages
Want to be a part of the Global Student Living Index for 2020/21? Find out more here.