It’s that time of year again, the UKSEDS National Awards recognise excellence among students in the space community.
Nominations can be made here, and must be received by 25th February 2022. They will be considered by the UKSEDS Trustees. The winners will be announced on the first day of the National Student Space Conference.
Student of the Year
This award honours outstanding contributions to the student space community this year. This student made the most significant impact as a whole, and has demonstrated excellent leadership ability, dedication, hard work, or persistence.
Outreach Ambassador of the Year
This award honours an outreach ambassador who promotes student effort at educating the public about the importance of space. This individual has been innovative or especially effective at promoting space exploration and development.
Branch of the Year
This award honours the best performing branch which has displayed the vision of UKSEDS at every opportunity. This branch worked on a variety of projects and made a great effort to interact with other members nationally.
New/Most Improved Branch of the Year
This award honours the effort made by new or revamped branches to have an active and engaging year. This branch held events with a positive impact on the wider community, and built an engaged membership during the year..
Best Project of the Year
This award honours the best student technical project either at branch or national level. The winner of this award demonstrates strong accomplishment. This project overall follows, encourages, and enhances the mission of UKSEDS while building technical skills critical for students participating in the project. It serves in some form or another as to what projects should strive to attain.
Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year
This award honours the student or society who has gone above and beyond to contribute to UKSEDS’ goal to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion in the space sector. Examples of actions that could lead to a nomination include: running events for Black History Month/LGBT+ Month, or organising digital campaigns to raise awareness of minorities in STEM.