Student Contribution Awards

Nominate your university’s physio society or an individual CSP student member for a 2020 Student Contribution Award


Recognise, reward and celebrate the hard work and dedication of CSP student members and physio societies by nominating them for a CSP Student Contribution Award. 

Nominations for the 2020 Student Contribution Awards will open on 14 April and close on 31 July 2020.  The award winners will be announced on Monday14 September.

There are two categories: 

  • Individual student award 
  • Student society award 

The prizes

The winner of the Individual Award will receive a delegate pass to this year’s Physiotherapy UK conference on 13-14 November 2020 (with overnight accommodation on Friday 13 November).  The winning society will receive two tickets to Physiotherapy UK with accommodation. Cash prizes will be awarded if attendance to the conference is not possible.

The nominees will be shortlisted by members of the CSP's Student Reference Group

Criteria and nomination forms

Individual student award

Do you know a CSP student member  in your cohort who has gone above and beyond to support fellow students over the past academic year? If yes, nominate them for an award!

Criteria for the award:

  • Someone who has involved others
  • Someone who has promoted the physiotherapy profession
  • Someone who has contributed positively to university life
  • Nominees must be a CSP student or student associate member 

Who can nominate?

  • Students (both CSP members and non-members)
    • Students can also self-nominate
  • All other CSP members
  • University staff
  • CSP staff

Submit a nomination

Student society award

Has your student-led physio society gone above and beyond to support students and apprentices over the academic year? If yes, submit a nomination

Criteria for the award:

  • Societies that have positively contributed to university life
  • Societies that have actively engaged with the physiotherapy profession
  • Societies that have demonstrated good leadership and organisation

Who can nominate?

  • Students (both CSP members and non-members)  can nominate their university's own society or another university’s society
  • All other CSP members
  • University staff
  • CSP staff

Submit a nomination 

    Applications open on 14 April 2020.

    Please note: To qualify, nominees must be CSP members and studying a pre-registration degree (or  have graduated from a pre-reg degree within the past 9 months). The prizes do not cover travel expenses.

    The 2019 Winners

    2019 was the first year of the contribution awards and was a huge success. The winners were announced at Physiotherapy UK in November by the CSP's CEO Karen Middleton, Council Member Rachael Moses and the Student Reference Group (SRG). 

    From the winners:

    • The Society winner @uea_physiosoc at the University of East Anglia :
      "Thank you so much for this award, we are so proud of all the hard work our members put into each event and our student volunteers who make them so worth while! #physiolove"

    • The individual student winner @thatJessPowers from Glasgow Caledonian University: 
      "Thank you @thecspstudents I had an amazing experience serving on the 18/19 SRG, chairing the @spsconf and working with @GCUPhysioSoc on CPD events. Huge learning and growing experiences. It helps when you get to work with awesome humans like I did!  #teamworkmakesthedreamwork"

    For an idea of some of the highly-rated 2019 nominees , see the poster below.

    We look forward to all your nominations!

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