Best Student Experience Award


Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

This award recognises the Irish-based third level institution, technical training college or organisation that has provided its students with the best student experience. Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; The judges will be looking for clear information, backed up by evidence, that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below:

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Background: Please outline the size and nature of your organisation and the academic and professional qualification of staff members.
  • Programme: What kind of curricula or programmes do you offer? Please detail curricula or programme development, student/delegate numbers and course accreditations and affiliations.
  • Development: How do the courses prepare or develop the students/delegates for their future careers?
  • Social: Outline the types of initiatives that have been taken to enrich the social lives of the students. This can include any on- or off-campus clubs, societies or associations.
  • Excellence in Education and Training: Provide examples where an individual or the institution has gone beyond curricular requirements to facilitate students or delegates.
  • Industry Exposure: Outline the exposure of students / delegates to the wider community. This may include listings of invited speakers, details of external research, industrial or other relevant institutions nationally and globally.