Bob Beattie Postgraduate Student of the Year Award

award_logo_PNGPosterA graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the University of Liverpool, Bob Beattie first came to Keele in 1965, as the Psychology Department’s first lecturer in Clinical Psychology. He moved to Lancaster University, later returning to Keele to work with Mountain & Associates Marketing Services, based at the Science Park. He remained after the company closed, doing marketing work for the University. Bob was, for many years, a fixture of the KPA Clubhouse, offering informal counselling and advice to many students. He was a mainstay of the Clubhouse who, following his passing in 2015, honoured him with a sketch portrait. This portrait remains above his favourite seat along with a Latin quote etched in wood donated by Bob.

Before submitting a nomination, please read the Terms and Conditions and the Guidance Document.

Any postgraduate student, at any level of study and any mode of attendance, can be nominated for the award and any staff or student member of Keele University can submit a nomination. There are, however, certain people who cannot be nominated and certain activities people cannot be nominated for. Please read the Terms and Conditions for more information on this.

All nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee and nominations will be evaluated on a merit basis, based on the strength of the nomination(s), and not on the number of of nominations. There are three key areas that the Awards Committee will base nominations on:

  • The impact of the student’s contribution – the positive change that it has brought about.
  • The amount of time and energy the person has devoted.
  • The individual commitment and initiative they have shown.

The Awards Committee are willing to consider any contributions that an individual has made that meet the above criteria. Below are a list of examples (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Organised or contributed to a successful event for postgraduates.
  • Organised successful social activities for the postgraduate community.
  • Supported a fellow postgraduate student during their time at Keele in some way through personal contribution.
  • Been involved in postgraduate representation/advocacy.
  • Represented postgraduates in the local community.
  • Promoted postgraduate study.

To make a nomination, follow the Google Form link below. To make sure you have a strong application, please read both the Terms and Conditions and the Guidance Document found below. Please also note, you must be logged into a Keele University email account to gain access to the form. Please answer the questions with information from the Terms and Conditions and the Guidance Document in mind.

Terms and Conditions

Guidance Document

If you have any questions about this award, please contact the KPA Co-Ordinator at

Nominations for the academic year 2016-17 are now open!

Nominations will close on Tuesday 16th May and the awards will be conferred at an awards evening on Tuesday 20th June.

To submit a nomination, click here. Remember, you must be logged into a Keele email account to access the form.