Martin Southam recieves the golden apple award

Award for outstanding member of staff

Lecturer Martin J Southam wins the Students’ Union Golden Apple Award.

The Golden Apple Awards is a scheme run by the Students’ Union to enable students to reward academic and support staff who exhibit exceptional teaching/support standards or are particularly inspiring within their field.

Students from across the University are welcome to nominate any member of staff or support department who/which has had a particularly influential role in the student’s development. These awards are given annually to outstanding members of academic and support staff, nominated by the students.

This year Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science Martin J Southam was selected for the Social & Applied Sciences category award for his tireless and hugely appreciated teaching and support within the sports section.

It is a real honour to win this award, particularly as it is student driven, and also that there were so many other worthy nominees – congratulations to each of them on their nominations. To receive the award from a sports graduate David Hannaway was also very humbling. Everyone in the Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences works hard to provide the students with the best possible experience, and in that respect, this is as much about the collective efforts of the staff as a whole as it is about me individually; it is very rewarding and inspiring to work within such a dynamic and stimulating environment. I would like to thank the Student Union for putting on and promoting such a terrific event, it is very much appreciated. The challenge now is to try and retain the award next year – watch this space!


Social and Applied Sciences category

Winner: Martin J Southam

Runners up: Richard McManus, Paul Gilbert and Demetris Tillyris


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