Being Edinburgh
Being Edinburgh, the award.

Behind the scenes

To ensure full transparency we have detailed the selection process and shared details of the system used for online voting.

Selection committee

  • Applications will be shortlisted by a selection committee made up of a cross-section of the University community.
  • The selection committee will meet in mid-February and the shortlisted nominees will be contacted by the end of February. 
  • Members of the selection committee are not permitted to nominate or vote.

Who's on the 2023 committee?

The selection committee is made up a diverse group that represents the student, staff and alumni communities:

Johanna Holtan Program Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Ross Simpson Head of Sports Development
Neil Speirs Widening Participation Manager
Niamh Roberts President, Edinburgh University Students' Association 
Ellen Blunsdon Alumna, 2020 History & Politics
Natalie Hotchkiss  Alumna, 2020 Chinese
Seth Amanfo  Alumnus and Research Fellow, 2018 PhD Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infection Research; 2020 PGC Academic Practice
Ian Yang Current student in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry