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Winners of the Arts Awards 2023

People sitting in a dimly lit hall for the Arts Awards ceremony
  • Written byStudent Communications
  • Published date 30 June 2023
People sitting in a dimly lit hall for the Arts Awards ceremony
Arts Awards ceremony, 2023 Photograph: David Povilaika, Arts SU

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Arts Awards!

On 31 May, UAL and Arts SU held their annual Arts Awards ceremony at Rootstein Hopkins Centre, London College of Fashion to celebrate all staff nominated for an award this year.

The Arts Awards (previously UAL Teaching Awards), run jointly by Arts SU and UAL, are an opportunity for students to nominate staff and course reps for awards to recognise outstanding teaching and technical support, along with those who go above and beyond to enhance the student experience.

This year’s Arts Awards were hosted by CCW Officer Kim Hughes and featured an opening speech by Roni Brown, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) followed by a series of keynotes by Vice-Chancellor James Purnell, LCF Officer Ti'Onne Debnam and Arts SU CEO Yemi Gbajobi.

A group of people standing on stage smiling at the camera and holding their Arts Awards certificate.
The Creative Shift team celebrating their win at this year's Arts Awards, 2023 | Photograph: David Povilaika, Arts SU

Here are the final winners of the Arts Awards 2023



Student Voice Champion Award

Elizabeth Peebles, CCW Fine Art Programme Senior Lecturer; Year 3 Leader BA Fine Art

Social Justice & Sustainability Award

Romero Bryan, LCC Lecturer in Design Entrepreneurship and Anna Schlimm LCC Lecturer, MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures

Staff & Student Collaboration Award

Yang Ho Anson Wong & Thom Kaczmarek

Outstanding Student Contribution to Community

Kuba Wieczorek, Alyshia Jack, and Julia-Anna Simonchuk

Student Campaigner of the Year

Jasmijn Toffano, Ruby Gamman-Wragg and Sude Korkmaz

Making a Difference

Anna Troisi, CCI Course Leader - BSc Creative Computing and Hannah Breslin - Educational Developer (Employability)

Student Rep of the Year

  • CCW winner: Nerijus Malinauskas
  • CSM winner: Nicky Backlund
  • LCC winner: Monica Dhaka
  • LCF winner: Jemima Greenhalgh

Outstanding Teaching Award

  • CCW winner: Mike Hankin, Senior Lecturer Year 3 Leader BA Product and Furniture Design  
    CSM winner: Jonathan Kearney, Course Leader MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital
  • LCC winner: Henrietta Ross, Course Leader MA Data Visualisation  
    LCF winner: Diogo Baltazar, Course Leader MSc Cosmetic Science

Technical & Operational Support Award

  • CCW winner: Peter Mackenzie, Creative Computing and Robotics Technical Coordinator
  • CSM winner: Linsay Robinson, Specialist Technician - Weave  
    LCC winner: Thom Kaczmarek, Senior Lecturer in Games Design  
    LCF winner: Dean Kincaid, Specialist Technician: Technical Effects

Special Recognition Award

  • Creative Shift Team
A person sitting down in a ceremony hall looking at the camera and smiling with another person behind them looking at the camera as well.
Arts Awards ceremony, 2023 | Photograph: David Povilaika, Arts SU

The making of the student-designed Arts Awards trophy

As is tradition, a student designed the trophies this year: Find out how London College of Communication student Carolina Lozano Wilches designed this year’s trophies in Arts SU’s video produced in collaboration with photographer David Povilaika.