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Awards and Achievements

This page details the awards and achievements of the Students' Union, including our staff (past and present) as well as our Clubs and Societies. If you are looking for information about the Above and Beyond Awards, click here.

50 Leading Lights UK 2022 Listee

The Kindness & Leadership, 50 Leading Lights campaign seeks to shine a great big spotlight on leaders who are impacting others through kindness.

Pictured: Harriet Moore, Student Union Manager, featured in the Financial Times announcement of the UK listees.

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BBC Radio Devon's Make a Difference Awards 2022 - Highly Commended for The Volunteer Award

Pictured: Harriet Moore (Student Union Manager) at Crealy Exeter for the BBC Radio Devon Make a Difference Awards

Devon and Plymouth Chamber's "30 Under 30" Awards 2022 - Winner

Our Student Union President 2020-2022, Harriet Moore, was chosen as one of Devon and Plymouth Chamber's 30 Under 30 Winners for her dedicated work within the Students' Union, going above and beyond for the student body.

The Devon and Plymouth Chamber's ‘30 Under 30’ campaign was inspired by Forbes’ long-running feature. The purpose of the campaign, launched 2022, in is to recognise and celebrates young talent across Devon. The Chamber was seeking individuals under 30 in the county who have made a significant impact in the working world.

Pictured: Harriet Moore (left) and Stuart Elford (right), CEO at Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. Photograph by Amy Stanford.


Think Student Awards 2021 - Winner of the "Best Campaign Supporting Student Wellbeing" Award.

Plymouth College of Art Students’ Union (PCA:SU) won Best Campaign Supporting Student Wellbeing at the 2021 Think Student Awards, beating leading international universities to be selected as the winner by the Student Pulse panel of 40,000 students.

The Think Student Awards are the only awards of their kind, judged by the students themselves and measuring real impact. Judges said: “The students loved how Plymouth College of Art went above and beyond to support their students during the pandemic, providing tangible help and access to essential items.”

Find out more about the awards and why PCA SU won here.

Pictured: Harriet Moore (left), Student Union President 2020-2022, and Paige Nolan (right), former Student Union Manager.

The National Societies & Volunteering Awards 2021 - Longlist for "The Collaboration Award"

The Photographic Society made it to the longlist of The Collaboration Award after being nominated by the Students’ Union for their Photography Symposium with local artist Robert Darch and local company The South West Collective. At the time, the society is led by second year BA (Hons) Photography students Harry McCallum, Mia Hollywood, Jaymee Lewis and Dan Dayment who didn’t let the pandemic get in the way of their activities, instead organising an amazing online event that was open to everyone and was the most successful society event of this academic year in terms of both number of attendees and positive feedback post.


The National Societies & Volunteering Awards 2021 - Longlist for "The Extra Mile Award"

Harriet Moore, Student Union President  2020-2022, made it to the longlist of The Extra Mile Award for going above and beyond for students during the entire academic year. She was nominated by several students for her work, which included running a food bank for students from her flat when the January lockdown was announced.

These vital supplies not only contained food, but toiletries, period products, personal alarms and more - to ensure our students had everything they needed to focus on their studies rather than worrying about financial hardships or finding a supermarket delivery slot.

One student said “Harriet has done so much for us this year, I’m so thankful for all her help and support - I don’t know anyone who deserves this more than her!”.

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