Outstanding Academic Achievement
Students proposed in this category should have excelled in their academic study by producing assessed work of a consistently outstanding quality whilst on their Access courses.
For ‘Outstanding academic achievement’ the statement should contain enough commentary and detail about the range and type of work submitted by the student and their performance. Where possible this could include statements made by tutors in their feedback on the work.
For ‘Outstanding academic achievement’ it is expected that close reference is made to one or more (up to a maximum of three) pieces of assessed work in the supporting statement and that a copy of that work be submitted in an electronic format. Scanned copies of hand written work or of word-processed work with handwritten tutor comments are required. No paper copies will be accepted.
All work submitted should be anonymised – the filename should include the AVA name and/or student name for matching documents to nominations but submitted work must have all identifying marks removed, including logos, student, tutor, provider and AVA names, etc. All nominations and pieces of work are anonymised for the judging process and if there are logos and/or other identifying marks remaining on feedback sheets, assignment briefs, etc, these may be excluded from the information supplied to the judges. Word documents of original student work and tutor feedback can be submitted.
Examples of work submitted as evidence might include copies of essays, projects, research, reports, artefacts produced by the student as recorded in photographs, video clips etc, recordings of student performance, personal writing (poems, stories, other texts).
Submitting the nominations
Nominations must only be submitted by AVAs and will not be accepted directly from providers. Each nomination should be submitted on the correct form (below) and be emailed to email@example.com on or before the closing date, please use the subject line KF PRIZE NOMINATION for the email.
Please ensure that all supporting documents are in a standard readable format using Word, PDF, JPEG or other standard format which could be opened on PC or Mac.
The closing date for nominations is Thursday 30 November 2023 at 5.00pm.
Judging will take place between 4 December 2023 and 12 January 2024. To find out more about the judging process and rules around nominations, click here.