2021 Student Achievement Awards

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The 2021 Student Achievement Awards, now in its eighth year, is the annual opportunity for the student movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to improving the experience of their fellow students, and to wider society.

Nominations for this year’s awards opened on Monday 15th February at 9am, closing one month later on Monday 15th March at 5pm.

This year the awards will take place online via Zoom due to the ongoing public health measures that are in place because of COVID-19. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 29th.

In order to be eligible for an SAAI, you must be a registered student of a college whose Students’ Union is affiliated to USI. If you have any queries, please contact the USI Awards Team on awards@usi.ie.

Before submitting your nomination, consult the Top Tips Document and SAAI Marking Scheme 2021 to help structure your application.

2021 Student Achievement Awards

You can view the range of categories below:

Academic Representative of the Year/Ionadaí Acadúil na Bliana

Supported by Quality and Qualifications Ireland

The recipient of this award will be the elected student, class, council or senate representative who most effectively represents their fellow classmates inside the structures of the college and/or the Students’ Union. Good representatives should seek to engage their classmates with the Students’ Union and its activities as well as represent and promote a broad range of interests.

Nominate here!

Other categories:

Access Champion of the Year/Curadh Rochtana na Bliana
An Gradam Éacht ar son na Gaeilge
Charity Champion of the Year/Curadh Carthanachta na Bliana
Club/Society of the Year/Club/Cumann na Bliana
Education Campaign of the Year/Curadh Oideachais na Bliana
Environmental and Sustainability Activism of the Year/Gníomhaíochas Timpeallachta agus Inbhuanaitheachta na Bliana
Equality Campaign of the Year/Feachtas Comhionannais na Bliana
Full-Time Officer of the Year/Oifigeach Lánaimseartha na Bliana
Individual Contribution to Student Media/Ionchur Aonair do Mheáin na Mac Léinn
International Student of the Year/Mac Léinn Idirnáisiúnta na Bliana
Mature Student of the Year/Mac Léinn Aibí na Bliana
Outstanding Mental Health Activism/Gníomhaíochas Sármhaith Meabhairshláinte
Part-Time Officer of the Year/Oifigeach Páirtaimseartha na Bliana
Postgraduate Champion of the Year/Curadh Iarchéime na Bliana
Student Activist of the Year/Gníomhaí Mac Léinn na Bliana
Student Media Outlet of the Year/Ardán Meáin Mac Léinn na Bliana
Students’ Union Team of the Year/Foireann Aontas na Mac Léinn na Bliana
Welfare Campaign of the Year/Feachtas Leasa na Bliana

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