The annual awards celebrate the amazing work of our University staff and are led by our Students’ Union and Centre for Learning and Teaching. Students nominate staff who have made an impact on their university experience, and this year saw the highest number of nominations by students.

The event took place at The Marriot as staff and students came together to recognise the hard work and success of both our academic and professional staff. The Hidden Hero award recognises an individual or team who quietly and consistently makes a big difference to a student’s experience whilst at our University.

Julie Topping, who leads the Grumpy Mule team in the Leslie Silver Building, was one of 112 nominations received for the award. Julie and the team were deservingly announced as the winners on the night and took home the 2016 award which is now proudly displayed in the Grumpy Mule.

Sharon Swales, the Food & Beverage Manager says:

“It’s fantastic recognition for Julie and the team who work so hard to deliver a fantastic experience every day to our customers when visiting one of our outlets. It’s great to hear that our students put the team forward for the award and shows the impact our team has on their university experience.”

Congratulations to all those nominated including our colleague Michelle Hardisty who works in the Post and Merchandise Shop at Headingley Campus.

View the full list of the Golden Robes 2016 winners

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