Nominations for the Nouse Top 50 closed at 12 midday today. This is the short-list, along with a brief about the nominees and the categories in which they have been nominated. Some of the descriptions are longer than others, due to the amount of information Nouse was sent about the nominee. Where possible, all the briefs have been taken directly from the emails sent to Nouse. All nominations are taken directly and only from emails sent to [email protected]
Voting for the Nouse Top 50 is now open. We would like you to vote for your top five people from the short-list in order of preference. As before, all votes should be sent to [email protected] Alternatively, you can come and see us at Vanbrugh Stalls between 12 and 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (Week Seven), where you will have the chance to vote by ballot. Please remember to vote for those in the list which you feel have made a real, positive difference to University life at York, and who may not recieve recognition in other areas.
The final 50 will be picked via Single Transferable Vote, and will appear in a special supplement in the final edition of Nouse this term, in Week Nine.
N.B. Please note that some nominations have been removed, because they do not fit the definition of those who are applicable for nomination i.e. still contributing to student life, as an undergraduate, post-graduate, University/Union employee or staff member. If you have any concerns regarding this, please send an email to [email protected]
Alex Allison Student Activities
Alex was recently elected as Editor of The Lemon Press, which was nominated for an NUS award last week. He is described as “having been one of the driving forces behind the magazine’s innovative ways of attracting public attention to itself.” He has also been a great supporter of Halifax College all year, and was recently elected University Senate Representative. He is also the current Secretary for Poetry Society.
Jane Anness Students
The Bar and Catering Manager for Vanbrugh and Derwent has been praised for helping URY with a number of issues this year, preventing Derwent refurbishment from affecting Big D, and from stopping Vanbrugh refurbishment from affecting Woodstock, displaying an acute sensitivity to student issues.
Camilla Apcar Student Activities
First-year English and History of Art student Camilla has truly thrown herself into University life, firstly as Deputy Comment Editor of Nouse, and secondly as creator and founder of the fastest growing society on campus, HP Muggle Soc.
James Askew Student Activities
James is one of the heads of Kids’ Club, and he has been “crucial in its rising profile.” He is cited as giving “an incredible amount of time for Kids’ Club, as well as Kids’ Camp.”
Rizuan Azhar Charity and Volunteering
Rizuan ran the hugely successful Kilimanjaro trip last year, and is running the Everest trip this year. He is said to spend his time dedicated to tasks “without much thanks!”
James Robert Ball Societies and Entertainment
James was the Musical Director for High School Musical and Rent last year.
Richard Barker Student Activities
York Come Dancing dancer Richard is praised for his commitment to dramatic productions… and his “impressive hair”.
Hannah Barwick-Walters Sport
The York Hornet Cheerleading President founded the club last year and has proved a great success, with over 50 cheerleaders now contributing to the club. Hannah also led the team in becoming National Champions this year.
Gus Beamish-Cook Student Activities
Gus has been nominated for his contribution to the English Anthology, pioneering radio work, “outre fashion sense”, and “energising of York’s music scene.” He has been dubbed a “sexy man” with a “powerful beard”, and an influential flair for fashion.
Lydia Blundell Student Activities
Lydia has been nominated for her hard work in improving life for “a lot of Halifax students, including surveying all Halifax undergraduates and fighting to increase the provision of study space in Halifax.”
Will Booth Student Activities
Will has been described as a “campus fashionista”. His contributions to both Haus and Fusion are well-documented, and he also made an appearance on Have I Got News For York last term.
Lewis Bretts Student Activities and Entertainment
The YUSU Democracy and Services Officer is said to have worked “tirelessly in the interest of students” this year. His successes have been cited as involving many popular events, a successful deal with the Salvation nightclub and the move of YUSU’s funds to the ethical Co-Op bank.
Kelly Briggs Student Activities
Kelly has been praised for being the “best Vice-Chair” of Langwith… “ever!”
Jonathan Brockbank Academic
English and Politics tutor Jonathan is described as giving “the best lectures ever”, which have involved Medieval ballads, violin playing and Bob Dylan records. One email added: “Oh, and he has a biscuit break during seminars.”
Anna Bucks Societies
Anna was YUM Chair last year, and is described as “one of the most dedicated students in a voluntary YUSU position that I’ve ever seen.” Anna was “dedicated, fought for the media whenever necessary, built up links between the media and the top levels of YUSU and encouraged better communication and liason between the different media outlets.” Anna is also praised for working for the improved well-being of students who work in the media, by organising seminars and workshops to help them run their societies effectively and safely.
Holly Burton Student Activities
It is said that you “won’t find Holly slacking.” She is described as an extremely dedicated Derwent Chair and RAG member.
Andy Chan Student Activities
Andy was Alcuin’s Bar rep last year, and was instrumental to “re-inventing and saving” B Henry’s. He is now the Vice-Chair for Business and Services, which involved redoing the website and “keeping Alcuin buzzing.”
Neil Chauhan Student Activities
Neil has been cited as an active member of Derwent College, in addition to involving himself in University Basketball, Eco Soc, and York Apprentice.
Iszi Chew Student Activities
Iszi has worked tirelessly throughout the year as RAG Vice-Chair, helping to organise many College Level events and playing a prominent role in the success of RAG Week. She has also organised stewarding for RAG-supported events such as York Comes Dancing and Fusion.
Ali Clark Societies
Ali is described as “one of the unsung heroes of Nouse“, who works incredibly hard to make the website consistently reliable. He has worked to design the hugely popular Fantasy Football and maintain the Nouse live blogs.
David Clarke Student Activities
David has been praised for his Environment and Ethics commitments, when persuading the University to sign up to 10:10, improving the YUSU environmental standing, and moving the YUSU accounts from RBS to Co-op.
Leigh Clarke Sport
As one half of Nouse‘s Sports Editor duo, Leigh has displayed a consistent passion and commitment to sport and sports writing across campus, and was one of the masterminds behind Nouse‘s popular Roses coverage and Fantasy Football.
Iain Cooke Societies and Entertainment
Iain has been part of YSTV for five years now and has made a massive behind the scenes contribution to the society. He has been a major contributor to Roses and Election coverage and is a great asset to the society.
Laura Connor Student Activities
Emails have stated that “Laura has worked tirelessly as Nouse Deputy Editor, writing many stories, comment pieces and reviews whilst also being consistently helpful to anyone wishing to get involved with the society. During the year she has also volunteered for READ International, helping to boost their profile on campus and was a founding member of Cheesy Pop Soc… she has now had the idea of setting up YUM Youth.”
Claire Cornock Welfare
Claire is said to have achieved “so much” with the Disability Committee this year, and has fought hard to improve accessibility for all students on campus.
Matt Cornock Societies and Entertainment
Seen as the technical mastermind behind York Come Dancing, Matt is praised for making the hugely successful campus event “run properly”. He is said to have “worked tirelessly to put the video sequences together.”
Victoria Coulson Academic
Described as “a Feminist English lecturer”, Victoria is considered unforgettably inspiring to her students.
Cesca Dessain Sport and Student Activities
Hailed as a “real life super-woman”, Cesca has been the President of Fusion this year and York Netball Social Secretary. She is also championed for her involvement in Haus, winning last year’s York Apprentice and still “always getting her essays in on time regardless…”
Katy Donovan Societies
Katy Donovan is said to have done “wonderful work” as Chair of History Soc. She is described as making “everyone feel welcome” in the society.
Rebecca Ellis Sport
Rebecca have devoted a lot of her time to Fencing and Sports writing on campus.
Tim Ellis Student Activities
Goodricke Chair Tim has been commended for “carrying on Dan Walker’s good work and securing a successful year in New Goodricke.” The recent GoodFest has been a particular highlight of his tenure so far.
Chris Etheridge Campaigns and Student Activities
Though narrowly unsuccessful in his bid to become YUSU Democracy and Services Officer, Chris was very successful in his role over the course of this year as Campaigns Officer, helping to co-ordinate many of the campaigns, including the portering campaign. Along with briefly fulfilling his role as York Tories Interim Chair, Chris is also strongly involved in York’s Christian Union.
Margaret Ferguson Academic
Margaret is an LFA tutor who has been praised for the dedication and commitment she shows to her students.
Ryan Fitzgerald Societies and Innovation
Ryan is co-founder of The Lemon Press society, which has been nominated for NUS Best Student Media this year, and has been the Editor of the magazine for the the past year. He was also recently elected Secretary for the upcoming academic year.
Rosie Fletcher Societies
Rosie’s URY show has quickly become one of the most top-rated shows at the Station, and she was highly praised across campus for single-handedly writing the pantomime Dick Whittington this year, one of Pant Soc’s most successful productions. She will be playing Robin Hood in this year’s summer pantomime, and is also one of the very few pantomime/Fusion crossover performers. Rosie is also an active member of Comedy Soc and hosts Have I Got News for York.
Tom Flynn Student Activities
Tom has once again been heavily involved in both YUSU and the GSA this year, after running the GSA Welcome Week and helping to manage their most successful elections in years. He has worked also with volunteering projects run through YUSU, volunteered on several Kids’ Clubs, and also played a prominent role in the early stages of the Kids’ Camp Working Group. He also played a strategic role in several candidates’ campaigns during the YUSU Elections.
Henry James Foy Societies
Henry has been nominated for being the ex-Editor of Nouse and Haus, and for helping with an election campaign.
Matthew Freckleton Student Activities and Innovation
Matthew has been heavily involved in the York Entrepreneurs Society – which won the ‘Society Award’ at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference in Edinburgh in 2009 – and is currently working on the project York Apprentice 2010.
Mark Friend Innovation
YSTV’s Mark co-produced the hugely popular comedy show Man Man, and was highly commended at this year’s NASTAs.
Oshana Gazara Students and Welfare
Oshana has been praised for his work within YUSU’s Racial Equality Committee, and the work he has done to help students
Marissa George Student Activities
Marissa is the ISA North American Rep, and organised the popular superbowl event. She hosts a URY radio show, and is described as “always a key part at events, helping out, and making people welcome.”
Edward Graham Student Activities
Edward has been praised for his leadership of both the University and Vanbrugh College Christian Union for the last three years.
Rob Grant Sport
University of York Rugby Union Football Club President Rob is seen as instrumental to the club’s achievements this year, including what is dubbed as the Roses “whitewash” where all six matches were won.
Tim Green Student Activities
Tim is described as the “really approachable” Chair of James, and very enthusiastic about his College.
Jane Grenville Students
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Students is well-known for her work with JCRCs and her efforts to ensure that the best welfare provisions are available as possible. She is also an invaluable source for the media, constantly offering advice and support. This year she performed a dance at York Come Dancing, complete with a hot-pink feather bower.
Rachel Hesselwood Charity & Volunteering
Rachel has worked as YUSU Volunteering Chair, been part of the Kids’ Camp Working Group, and contributed a lot to the local community as a Guide leader.
Dan Hewitt Sports and Societies
A previous member of Vision‘s editorial team, Dan is a popular element of Vanbrugh football, and has been nominated for being “a Vanbrugh legend.”
Tom Hobohm Student Activities
Dubbed as a “legend for the freshers”, Tom has been nominated for all the work he has done this year as James Vice-Chair, and for the hard work he contributed to the Nouse Politics section last year as Politics Editor.
Emma Hodgson Sport
Emma was the captain of the Women’s Rugby Team this year, moving from being Vice-Captain in the previous year. The team have enjoyed much success under her captaincy.
Charlotte Hogarth-Jones Student Activities
Charlotte has been nominated for her commitment to a variety of student activities, including her editorship of Nouse this year, her involvement in Fusion last year, and her role in the Big D Committee.
Ashley Holding Charity & Volunteering
Ashley lead Amnesty International at York from group with just “a handful of members to being one of the most active societies on campus.” He is described as a passionate and inspirational activist on human rights issues.
Laura Horton Societies and Entertainment
Laura is described as “so involved with everything”, especially campus dramatic productions, including Rent and The Last Five Years.
Ruth Houghton Campaigns
Ruth has been described as “doing billions of behind the scenes things for campaigns at York.” She organised a private meeting with the Campaigns Committee and Chairs and York outer candidates.
Sarah Howell Societies and Entertainment
Sarah is one of the masterminds behind this year’s Rent, and was involved in both Fusion and High School Musical.
Joe Hufton Societies and Entertainment
Joe has been described as “transforming” Drama Soc under his time as Chair, with Open Drama Nights now providing a window for new members and ideas. He is also cited as forming new companies, which are now heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Jane Hughes Charity & Volunteering
Jane has been an important member of Kids’ Camp Working Group this year, and has helped out the club on several occasions. She has also worked tirelessly in YUSU Volunteering, helping to organise several Mega College Challenges.
Robert Hughes Welfare
Robert is cited as putting a huge amount of effort into welfare within James College, which includes putting on extra events and helping all the members of the welfare team to contribute “all that they can”, in addition to his work with Equality, Welfare and Diversity Committee (EWD).
Ben Humphrys Students and Welfare
YUSU Welfare Officer and Academic Officer-elect Ben has been commended for all his after-hours work and dedication to students. One email said, “he might be Sabb but in a way is almost an ‘unsung hero’. ” Always placing student welfare at the forefront, Ben has been a progressive and pioneering voice for students this year.
Polly Ingham Societies
Polly has played a crucial role in Drama Soc this year, and produced the hugely successful Central Hall musical Rent.
Aleksander Jasiński Societies
The Chairman of Poetry Society has been nominated for his dedication to the role and leadership qualities.
Camilla Jenkins Societies
Camilla has been praised for her editorship of Muse this year, Nouse‘s magazine supplement. It is said that she is a commendable team leader and an inspiration to the rest of the society, and that she has made Muse this year “more accessible to students, and funny!”
Sarah Jordan Societies and Entertainment
Sarah was an important member of the Rent this year, by choreographing the production. She was also involved in a number of other campus events and productions this year, including Fusion, Grease and Sweet Charity.
Oliver Julian Student Activities
URY’s Station Manager Oliver has changed the face of the University’s radio station this year, re-inventing and re-branding the society to make it more accessible, modern and nationally competitive, and has displayed an unwavering dedication and enthusiasm to his role in URY and the work he does with Belt Up and York Theatre Royal.
Rhianna Kinchin Student Activities
It is said that, from her first month, Rhianna has fought hard for societies. One email said: “Few societies have had problems that she hasn’t been able to solve and at the same time she has had to come up with solutions for major events such as Woodstock and Kids’ Camp.”
Ryan Lane Societies and Entertainment
Popular Drama Soc member Ryan has been dubbed the “Best Drama Soc Fresher” and has been praised for his performances.
Zahra Latif Academic
Zahra is a first-year English Joint Honours Course rep/Faculty rep, described as “really supportive, helpful and understanding.”
Fiona Lavelle Student Activities
As current Editor of The Yorker, Fiona has worked hard this year to continue and improve the media outlet. She is also accredited for her dedicated role in this year’s Fusion ‘Twisted Tales’, as a choreographer and dancer.
Oliver Lester Student Activities
Known as the ‘Dumbledore of Derwent’, the previous Derwent Chair continues to work hard for his college as a college tutor, and also helped out with last year’s and this year’s Big D videos. Oliver also recently became a RAG Hitch co-ordinator
David Levene Students and Politics
As both Chair of the University Labour Club and Chair of Union Council over the last year, David has been consistently involved in the political structure of the Union, and been at the forefront of humanitarian issues, included the Hope Not Hate campaign and the Haiti and Gaza walks.
Charlie Leyland Students and Academic
Charlie has always put student issues at the forefront of her work, both as last year’s Welfare Officer and this year’s Academic Officer. This year she has led a number of successful campus initiatives, including Get Sourcey, Get Techy, and We Are Golden. The emails sent to Nouse, however, emphasise Charlie’s amiable and concerned approach, that has served to tackle academic issues at individual, personal levels, making her “much more than a Sabb…”
Jeremy Lilley Societies and Entertainment
Jeremy has displayed an “outstanding contributions to entertainment” both in Dance Soc and in his work as a Head Choreographer of Fusion 2010.
Robin Lindop Fisher Charity & Volunteering
Robin volunteers for the organisation PACT, which teams up students to mentor young people with disabilities. He has been a mentor for a young boy with cerebal palsy since his first-year, and helped the boy “realise his love of music and write an album.” From the end of this year, he will be running PACT full-time. He is said to do all of this alongside his degree, “in which he excells.”
Luke Malkin Student Activities
Luke has displayed a consistent dedication to societies across campus, and has even chaired Union Council. He successfully ran both Dancesport and York Come Dancing, an event that raised over £1,500 for RAG.
Tom Martin Welfare
As YUSU LGBT officer, Tom has been praised for working really hard at his role, and always being there “for those people who need him.” He is said to “constantly has a smile on his face and know how to make people feel welcome.”
Ben McGladdery Students
The Courtyard worker is deemed an “amazing guy” and a helpful Styc, who is always there for his Langwith Styclets.
Louise Needham Charity & Volunteering
Louise has taken over the role of York Students in Schools (YSIS) coordinator this year and has been looking forward at new ways for students to get even more out of the tutoring opportunities that are on offer from YSIS, and modernising the whole scheme. She is also responsible for other schemes, such as the Student Associates Scheme and the Aim Higher Associates Scheme. Until recently, she was a member of the Admission and Student Recruitment office and she has run a variety of events in the role.
Nightline is defined as giving “an obscene amount of time and effort for the thankless task of helping their fellow students. They get nothing out of it and just give. What a stella bunch of people.”
Sam Newsome Societies
Sam is dedicated to his role as photographer in media societies and musical productions on campus. Sam is the photography and design powerhouse behind Nouse and Haus, whose personality is described as “a breath of fresh air” in the societies.
Lawrence Nind Student Activities
Lawrence has been praised as a “campus fashion icon” who constantly brightens up the library. He has previously been on the Alcuin JCRC and… “FitFinder”.
Liam O’Brien Societies
Liam has been praised for his work in Nouse last year as Muse Editor, when he provided the magazine with a distinct character and developed an unmatchable reputation for high quality and cutting-edge design.
Sean O’Brien Student Activities
Through the foundation and running of the York Wholly Folk and Revolutionary Society – described in one email as “a group of friendly nutters who meet around a tree on campus/bonfire on Walmgate Stray every Friday and belt out folk songs” – a little nugget of “merriment” has been brought into many people’s lives. O’ Brien is characterised as a brilliant orator and joke teller who has cultivated a musical talent, which he generously shares with others.
Graeme Osborne Academic
Described as a “personable chap”, Graeme is the Politics Board of Studies rep, the Social Sciences Faculty rep and he sits on University Senate to represent students. He’s also Treasurer of Halifax and he is cited as being “on loads of committees.”
George Papadofragakis Student Activities
George has been nominated for helping to organise the Humanitarian aid for the Haiti and Gaza walks, which raised over £5,000. He is also ISA Welfare officer and Treasurer of the Debating Society.
Harry Pearse Student Activities
Harry has been described as an “all-round Campus Top Legend” after securing a place to study at Cambridge next year and being part of Vision‘s editorial team last year.
Sophia Redgrave Societies
Sofia is hailed for her services to Haus and Nouse and “deserves a nomination soley for her efforts during all the great fashion layouts she has put so much energy into over the past two years!”
Alex Redshaw Sport
Alex is Captain of the University of York Rugby Union Football Club and is said to have overseen its most “most successful season in memory.”
Joe Regan Societies
Joe has been praised for his contribution to The Lemon Press, and for being “an innovative, talented and highly competent individual, in addition to being friendly, unassuming and brilliantly funny.” Joe has helped to bring a new dynamic to campus media and has facilitated in creating a “thriving society from nowhere.”
Hugh Richards Sport
Hugh has been cited as being “incredibly dedicated” to the Men’s Hockey Seconds’ team this year, which seems to have paid off in their results.
Marnie Richards Societies and Innovation
Marnie single-handedly founded a new campus magazine, The Yorkling, providing “a fresh opportunity for students to contribute their own work,” which “showcases new writing talents.”
Guy Rimay-Muryani Societies and Innovation
Guy is said to have “done wonderful work on HAUS magazine and on his URY show RARE.”
Jason Rose Student Activities
The question has been consistently asked: does Jason ever sleep? He is said to have worked “tirelessly for students” by bringing back gigs to Central Hall, being the Treasurer of URY for two years, and helping to organise Haiti and Gaza walks, raising over £5,000 in the process.
Charlie Rowley Student Activities
Described as “a top class geezer that everyone likes”, Charlie is a producer for Have I got News for York and now Happily Ever After Soc. Charlie is also the Cheesy Pop Soc Sponsorship Officer and the new Chair of Union Council.
Luke Sandford Campaigns
Luke has been nominated for “his brilliant work on campaigns and more!”
Emily Sargeant Societies
Emily Sargeant is reknowed for her dancing skills, and has been involved in York Come Dancing for two years; she came 11th in the 2009 show with partner Dan Taylor, but moved up to 2nd in the 2009/10 show with partner Lewis Bretts. She is now York Dancesport Team Captain.
Nick Scarlett Student Activities
Nick Scarlett, Student Activities Officer-elect, has a history of heavy involvement in student activities, from RAG Charities Liaison Officer, Kids’ Club Co-Ordinator, YUSU Volunteering Secretary and a member of Cheesy Pop Soc. His pledges as Student Activities Officer include ensuring the continuity of Kids’ Camp, moving all society admin online, autumn term RAG raids to give RAG a stronger college base and a summer opportunities fair. Nick is said to be “fun and friendly”, and “unwaveringly dedicated to everything he does.”
Maria Senso Sport
Maria is said to have “transformed” the Canoe Polo Club and turned it from a “financially unstable and unpopular club” into a successful and competitive sport. Not only is she President of the Canoe Polo Club, but also the Social Secretary of the University Canoe Club. It is said that, “unlike many societies”, Maria has organised at least one social of varying nature every week. Maria is also a driver for both clubs, meaning she is required to spend most Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays driving canoeists across Yorkshire “and beyond”.
Anna Shaw Student Activities
Anna has been described as Langwith’s “Best Secretary ever!” She also helps to produce and stage manage productions with Pant Soc.
Trevor Sheldon Students
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the University has been nominated for the work and commitment he has shown to students and University issues.
Adam Shergold Sport and Societies
As the other half of Nouse‘s sports editorship, Adam is a reliable, friendly and infinitely knowledgeable reporter. His passion and dedication are renowned throughout campus sports teams, and his absence from campus sports and Nouse is going to “sorely missed” when he takes up his MA at Sheffield this year.
Seishi Shimizu Academic
Seishi is a well-loved Chemistry lecturer who is seen as possessing “wonderfully eccentric philosophies and a great genuine love for all of his students.” He is described as a brilliant conversationalist and is the founder of the ‘Homeric Greek Society’, where he lectures trigonometry in the original ancient Greek, “while wearing a toga made of tweed.”
Luke Smalley Sport
As Captain of Canoe Club, Luke is cited as expanding the club “despite receiving the lowest grant the club has ever had”, and introducing the sport to people all over campus. In his time at York, Luke has been Canoe Polo President, Press and Publicity Officer, Captain of Canoe Club, and now Canoe Club Safety Officer.
Alex Smith Sport
As Vanbrugh Rugby Captain, Alex has been a major driving force behind the expansion and continued success of the College Rugby League, and he organised a College Barbarians game. He is also an active member of the York University Cricket Club.
Helen Smith Academic
English tutor Helen is described as an inspiration to students, and has provided a powerful feminist voice in the department.
Danielle Spears Societies and Entertainment
Danielle has been nominated for her “outstanding contributions to entertainment” both in Dance Soc, and as a Head Choreographer of Fusion 2010.
Justin Stathers Societies and Entertainment
Famous to many as the ‘Langwith Pirate’, Justin has made tremendous contributions as Pant Soc’s Press and Publicity Officer and the Student Representative for the second-year Writing, Directing and Performance course. Justin has also starred in a number of popular campus productions, including Rope, Half Moon Man, Dick Whittington, The Government Inspector and Jack and the Beanstalk (to name just a few).
Paul Taylor Sport and Student Activities
Paul is the co-captain of the Vanbrugh Football Team and Captain of the Vanbrugh Cricket Team. He is a regular volunteer on Kids’ Club and has recently taken over as co-ordinator. He is described as working “incredibly hard” and as someone who “cares passionately about everything he does.”
Matt Thomas Sport
As President of the largest sports club on campus, YUnow, Matt is described as leading “one of the most successful committees in a long time.” The club have had an impressive performance record this year and have become one of the “best ski teams in the county”, despite limited funding. Matt is also the ongoing York Sport Fundraising Officer.
Miranda Thomas Students
Miranda has continued to work tirelessly for York Comedy Society and has overseen what has been seen as “phenomenal development” in the Society during her two years as Chair.
Fionna Tod Societies
As YSTV’s previous Commercial Director, Fionna co-hosted York Come Dancing 2009/10, and is said to have played “a cheerful and understanding Tess Daly to Luke Malkin’s Bruce Forsythe.” Fionna has presented countless other YSTV shows, including Election Results 2010 and Children In Need.
Ollie Todd Student Activities
Alcuin Chair and Fusion Press and Publicity Officer 2010 is said to do a lot for his College.
Dave Tracz Societies
Dave is said to have made the News Team at URY one of the largest teams at the Station, and has contributed to both YSTV and Nouse.
Holly Treadwell Welfare
Holly is a Nightline Co-ordinator and one of their public faces. She organised a 36-hour flat for Nightline during ‘Keep your Cool’ week, and has been recognised for the amount of work and effort she contributes to the welfare system.
Cem Turhan Student Activities
Cem has been nominated for his commitments to LGBT on campus and for his “fantastic” URY show. He is said to have “well and truly thrown himself into University life, handling whatever comes his way with a smile.” He was part of the team that created HP Muggle Soc, is a member of Langwith JCRC, and is the Lifestyle Editor of The Yorker.
Edward Twitchett Student Activities
Described as a “talented” student, Eddie is said to have “the best show on URY”, DJs at Melt and contributed consistently to Alcuin JCRC.
Christina Unwin Students
The Derwent College Administrator is said to have been consistently helpful and friendly towards students throughout the year.
Charlie Ward Charity & Volunteering
Charlie has worked to help run Kids’ Club this year, and been a major part of securing the future of Kids’ Camp.
Henri Ward Student Activities
Henri is described as “constantly around campus dedicating himself to everything he can”, which includes hosting Got Booty, working with the Christian Union, and being Vanbrugh’s Welfare Rep.
Peter Warner-Medley Welfare
As previous YUSU LGBT Officer and Langwith Welfare Officer, Peter is known for his work in supporting student welfare, and his approachable and kind nature. Peter helped organise the Courtyard event ‘Living Library’ earlier earlier this year, and will be remembered for his winning performance in York Come Dancing.
Conor Wilcock Student Activities
Conor is praised for being “an amazing Langwith Chair.”
Rachel Willie Academic
The English tutor particularly influenced her Renaissance literature group last year, and is described as “really good at what she did.”
Dan Wood Societies and Entertainment
As the current Chair of Drama Soc, Dan is described as having done “amazing work” with Drama Soc, Comedy Soc, Pant Soc, and Central Hall Musicals. Dan is currently performing at York Theatre Royal with the hugely popular Belt Up Theatre.
Simon Wood Sport
Simon is said to have participated “selflessly and endlessly in Langwith College sport” whilst still maintaining a smile throughout.
Chris Woods Societies
Over five years Chris has been President and Chair of Debating Society, running York’s first two inter-varsity competitions and building it up from nothing into a “nationally known group.”
Ben Wooley Student Activities and Entertainment
Ben’s help with events across campus this year have been championed as “unrivalled”.
Anna Claire Younger Student Activities
Anna’s dedication to Derwent and the University is widely commended. As ex-Derwent Vice-Chair, and the organiser of year’s Big D, Anna still sits on the Derwent Committee, working “tirelessly” to improve the College, most notably in securing the continuation and refurbishment of Derwent Bar.
Emily Beber and Andrew Farrington Entertainment and Innovation
Emily and Andrew have been instrumental in creating events which encompass all of campus, and, in the case of Stornoway, the public too. Andrew was Head of Music for URY, and met with Union officials for the Stornoway gig, and edited the rules so that the public could attend. Together they worked tirelessly to create and promote events like Stornoway and Arthur Rigby.
Chris Venables and Freddy Vanson Campaigns
Together, Chris and Freddy make up a formidable campaigns force. Chris has spent time on Vanbrugh JCRC, and Freddy is involved in the Disarm Campaign, amongst many others. They are praised for keeping everything running smoothly.
Aiste Rugeviciute, David McKee and Dan Gee Innovation
Aiste, David and Dan have been hailed for all the work achieved with A.M. Productions and have been praised for their invention of its innovative AV software initiative.
Gareth Lloyd and Alex Williams Societies and Innovation
Alex and Gareth are the “indispensable” computing and technical brains behind URY. Gareth was Head of Computing until October/November this year, before Alex took over. Between them they have completely rebuilt URY’s website, computers, software and e-mail system. They are said to have done “a fantastic job” and are commended for willing to give everything their best shot, and being committed to solving any problems people may have.
Flick Saunders and Emma Warren Student Activities
Derwent Vice-Chairs Flick and Emma have been nominated for their organisation of “another sell out Big D” this year, and their ideas behind an “interesting and marketable” theme, ‘SinneD’.
Tom Brearley and David Somers Innovation
Last year, the two Computer Science students were led to national acclaim when they created Twitterfall, a programme that allows users of Twitter to search for tweets relating to a particular topic. They have appeared in the national press, and their programme is now used in national newsrooms. Their innovation has been described as “still really clever and progressive.”
Siobhan Hurley and Guy Wilson Societies
The Zahir Editors have been noted for their hard work in maintaining the magazine’s high standards whilst ensuring that it “provides a democratic forum for intellectual debate.” The magazine is said to have gone from strength to strength this year with its “entertaining and insightful commentary.”
Emily Thommes, Lewis Gray, and Tom Crowley Societies
The threesome have been nominated for their dedication to Pant Soc. Emily is described as “constantly smiling” and being a very helpful force in the society, whilst Lewis is seen as comically talented and friendly. Tom has made significant contributions to Pant Soc activities.
Stephen Town, Elizabeth Harbord and Christine Ellwood Students and Academic
The University librarians have been praised for their work in tackling all the controversial issues surrounding the library this year, including building work, asbestos and 24-hour opening hours.
Matt Hewett, Caroline Hunter, Emily Forster and Mike Moloney Student Activities
The James Ents team are praised for organising their highly popular pub crawls.
Additional reporting by Sam Lawson and Hannah Brearley.