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STaR Awards

The Northampton Student Teaching and Representation (STaR) Awards are held annually in partnership between Northampton SU and the University of Northampton. The Awards are student-owned, with each category and criteria being designed by students, as well as nominated, shortlisted and selected by students.

The STaR Awards are held in high regards across the University of Northampton. They not only offer students a route to recognising outstanding teaching/learning and support/enhancement of the student experience, but also provide inspiration to University members of staff.

The STaR awards also offer the University staff an opportunity to recognise the exceptional work and contribution that Course and Faculty Advocates make to the student experience.



  • To give students the opportunity to recognise academic, professional services and support staff, who have made an outstanding impact on their university experience.
  • To encourage the sharing of best practice and inspire University staff to develop their practices to achieve excellence in Teaching and Learning, Personal Academic support, use of technology and innovation and encouragement of Equality and Diversity.
  • To allow University staff and students to acknowledge excellence in Representation through the nomination of Student Course Advocate of the Year and Faculty Advocate of the Year.
  • To celebrate excellence across the University.




STaR Awards Process

Our Addresses

Park Campus
University of Northampton Students' Union, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL

Avenue Campus
University of Northampton Students' Union, St George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD