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Postgrad Awards - Showcasing the best supervisors, teachers and students.

Shortlisted nominations

We'd like to say a big thank you to all those who submited their nominations for Postgrad Awards 2020. We've been overwhelmed with the number of entries, each with their own unique qualities and inspiring stories.

All nominations we received were of an extremely high standard, which gives our judging panel a very difficult job to do when it comes to choosing the winning submissions. In the meantime, we're delighted to announce the following shortlist - congratulations to all the successful nominees:

Masters Student of the Year
David Whitworth Royal Holloway, University of London
Natalie Bradley King's College London
Sohaib Rufai University of Leicester
Susie Henwood Cardiff University
Zile Huma University of Oxford
PhD Student of the Year
Chad McDonald University of Bristol & University of Southampton
Maria del Carmen Redondo Bermudez University of Sheffield
Molly Browne Coventry University
Nermin Al Sharman Queen’s University Belfast
Rose Waugh University of St Andrews
Masters Teacher of the Year
Devin Terhune Goldsmith's, University of London
Frank Proudlock University of Leicester
Irene Gottlob University of Leicester
Jessica Holtaway Solent University
Paloma Mari-Beffa Bangor University
Rebecca McLean University of Leicester
Andrea Medjesi-Jones Bath Spa University
PhD Supervisor of the Year
Delyth James Cardiff Metropolitan University
Linden Ball University of Central Lancashire
Manu Vatish University of Oxford
Martin Grootveld De Montfort University
Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy University of Reading
Best PG Student Experience Initiative
Doctoral Capability and Development Conference Coventry University
Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group The British Psychological Society
Study Skills Tutor Team University of Sheffield
The Doctoral College University of Leicester
The Graduate School Queen’s University Belfast

Prizes and awards

If you win one of our awards, you'll receive the honour and recognition of being one of our 2020 prize winners. All of our winners will receive a Postgrad Awards trophy, so you'll have a reminder that you're exceptional at what you do!

Our Masters and PhD student winners will receive a £500 cash prize as a reward for all of the hard work, dedication and commitment you've demonstrated as a postgraduate student. You'll also be featured in our blog pages and on our social media channels which will showcase your success so far, your winning application, and discuss where you hope your career will take you. We might even ask you to speak at one of our study fairs or take part in a student panel!

Our Masters teacher, PhD supervisor and experience initiative winners will be featured in our e-newsletter which goes out to over 87,000 subscribers, featured on our blog pages on or, and on our social channels. We want to showcase you, your courses or opportunities and your institution.

What happens next?

We have contacted all of our shortlisted nominees and will announce the winners by Monday 24 August 2020.

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