NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards 2014-15
Nominations have now closed for the 2014-15 NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards.
Presentation of the awards
The regional/Wales awards will be presented to the winners at regional/Wales events.
The national awards will presented to the winners by the NUT General Secretary at the 2015 Annual Conference in Harrogate.
NUT membership awards: a history
2005-2009: National, Regional and Wales
Union Membership Development Awards (NUMDA/RUMDA/WUMDA)
In 2005, the NUT Executive agreed to establish the National Union Membership Development Award (NUMDA) to acknowledge and reward good practice in recruitment and retention at local level. The NUMDA was awarded to an association or division with a significant achievement in membership recruitment or retention.
The NUT Executive further established the Regional and Wales Union Membership Development Awards (RUMDA and WUMDA). The RUMDA and WUMDA were awarded to individual members who had made a significant contribution to membership recruitment or retention.
2009-2011: National Regional and Wales Membership Development Awards (MDAs)
In 2009, the NUT Executive carried out a review of the awards. They were renamed as the National Membership Development Award (National MDA) and the Regional and Wales Membership Development Awards (Regional and Wales MDAs).
The Regional and Wales MDAs were awarded to individual members for their achievements in membership recruitment and retention. The associations/divisions of the winners of the Regional and Wales MDAs were then considered for the National MDA.
NUT Representative and Officer of the Year Awards
In 2011, the NUT Executive carried out a further review of the awards. It was agreed to replace the MDAs with the NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards.
NUT members are invited to nominate an NUT representative or an officer who has made a difference in their school, academy, college or local area.
There are 10 NUT Representative of the Year awards, one for each region in England and one for Wales. Similarly, there are 10 Officer of the Year awards.
The winners of the regional/Wales awards are subsequently considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards.