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Students and staff recognised as ESLAs

Students and staff who go ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ were recognised at Cardiff Students’ Union’s Enriching Student Life Awards on Thursday night.

Organiser Beth Button said, ‘the awards were a fantastic celebration of the incredible staff and students that make this University great. These awards are a true testament to the dedication of those staff, whether academic, support, or administration, who go above and beyond to ensure the students they meet have the best time at Cardiff possible.’

Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan presented the awards, in the ceremony held in Aberdare Hall. Announcing the inaugural winner of the Vice–Chancellor’s Award for Commitment to the Student Experience, Riordan said of the winner, Sarah Williamson, that she had “been a pioneer for the University in the ways in which she has involved students as partners in Student Business.”

Giuseppe Vatalaro, winner of Most Uplifting Member of Staff received over thirty individual nominations from students.

Button added that the awards were also a chance to celebrate the student academic representatives who dedicate so much time and effort into gathering student feedback and improving their courses for their peers, “without who my job would be impossible.”

Tom Eden

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