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Not sure what to include in your nomination? We've created this section to answer your most common questions and give you useful hints and tips about entering.

Do I need to provide any supplementary information?
We’d very much recommend that you do provide supplementary information, as this will strengthen your nomination, and allow your nominee to stand head and shoulders above the crowd!

We’ve split the nomination form into three sections, allowing you to focus on your nominee's academic achievements, extra-curricular achievements and why they have the x-factor. Each of these three sections allows you to attach supplementary information meaning you can attach three separate documents – the more information you send over, the more we know about your nominee's skills and achievement.

What type of supplementary information should I provide?
Our judging panel would be particularly interested to see supporting materials such as testimonials from peers, students & teachers, press coverage, links to YouTube videos & photos of your academic or extra-curricular work, publications & awards, and links to blog posts or social media pages. You’ll be able to attach up to THREE pieces of supplementary information on the online form, meaning you can upload a variety of information. Remember- the more information you include, the more we know about your nominee.

What file formats do we accept?
Our nomination form allows you to upload a Word document (.doc, .docx), PDF or an image (.png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif). If you’d like to provide a video as a part of your supplementary information, save a link to it in a Word document and then upload.

My supplementary information files are larger than I can upload. What can I do?
In order to allow your supplementary information to be uploaded, you can save the files at a low resolution, so they are small file sizes. We’ll then be in touch if we need to see the documents and images at higher resolution. If you’re unable to upload the supplementary information, you can email the Postgrad Awards team at [email protected] to find out how to submit this.

Can I submit a draft of the form now & edit it later?
No. Once you submit the form, you will not be able to edit your response so please ensure that the version you submit to us is the final one. You will, however, be able to view a draft of your submission on the last page of the submission form and edit it before sending.

Can I nominate myself?
You cannot nominate yourself for our Masters Student of the Year, PhD Student of the Year, Masters Teacher of the Year or PhD Supervisor of the Year awards. However, why not let a peer, your supervisor or one of your students know that you’d like to be nominated instead? You can share with them details of any awards and commendations you’ve received, and point them in the direction of things you’d like them to include.

You can nominate your institution, Graduate School, department or faculty for the Best PG Student Experience Initiative award, but you must also have support from at least one current Masters or PhD student.

Not sure what to include in the application?
Why not get some inspiration from our 2019 winners? You can view their stories here - about themselves as individuals, why their application won, and how they felt being crowned as 2019 winners.

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