Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 STaR Awards!

This year, the STaR Awards were dedicated to Douglas McBean, who sadly left us last November. Douglas was an inspiration to so many students, and notorious for his sense of humour and for making complicated subjects easy to understand. He was also a good friend to many members of staff, and he will be remembered fondly by us all. Every year, Douglas received nominations in the STaR Awards for making a difference to the student experience, so, on top of dedicating the ceremony to his memory, the Award for Most Inspirational Staff Member will now be known as The Douglas Award.

If you haven't managed to follow the Award Ceremony live, you can watch it here.


Click on the name to see a video interview with the winner.

And the 2021 Winners are...



Excellent Teaching

Ksenija Horvat


Best Support Staff

Louise Gill


Best Distance Teaching

Michelle Elliot


Programme of the Year

BSc/Master of Occupational Therapy


Best Research Supervisor

Judith Lane


The Douglas Award (Most Inspirational Staff Member)

Siobhan Mack

To see the video clip of the Douglas Award during the Award Ceremony click here.


Unsung Hero

Mark Glancy

Mark was unaware of the award, so it took him by surprise! Here's the moment it was announced during the Award Ceremony...




Officer of the Year

Aasiyah Patankar


Outstanding Engagement

Rachel Milne


Class Rep of the Year

Chrissy Duncan







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