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Best Neighbour on Campus

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Terms and Conditions

Criteria for entry

To celebrate the great work our students do within their communities, the University and Students’ Union are teaming up to find the Best Neighbour On Campus

  1. Judges will be looking for: 
  • Evidence of students who have shown a demonstrable commitment to being ‘good neighbours’. This could include; households, individuals or groups of students which have gone above and beyond to support their community through volunteering activities; or who have significantly improved relationships with non-student residents in their community over a period of time.

Eligibility to nominate

  1. Only non-student residents over the age of 25 are eligible to nominate. All entries will be checked by the University and any found not to be genuine will be disqualified. All checked entries will receive an acknowledgement reply within 5 working days.
  2. Students are not eligible to nominate. Only nominations from non-student residents living in the Newcastle area will be considered. Nominations not meeting the criteria will be disqualified
  3. Nominations must be for students currently registered for study at Newcastle University, and who have shown a demonstrable commitment to being ‘good neighbours’.

Entry rules

  1. Students can only win this award once, but can be nominated on multiple occasions.
  2. A winner will be chosen each month for the duration of the BNOC campaign which runs until June 2018, the end of the academic year, in the first instance. Entries must be received by 5pm on the last day of each month. Late entries will not be accepted but may be held over until the following month.
  3. Shortlists will be announced by the 7th working day of the following month.
  4. Shortlisted entries will be judged by an expert panel and winners will be announced by the 14th working day of the following month.
  5. The judging panel includes Nick Brown MP, CEO Northumbrian Water and Chair of the University/Students’ Union Partnership Committee at Newcastle University Heidi Mottram, Business and Communities Editor for The Journal Graeme Whitfield, NUSU President Ronnie Reid, Newcastle University Director of Careers Marc Lintern and Labour Councillor for North Jesmond Stella Postlethwaite. Each month the panel will also include between thee-five residents.
  6. Winners and shortlisted entries will be hosted on the BNOC webpage.
  7. The judges’ decision is final. Neither the judges nor University or NUSU members will enter into any discussions or correspondence with entrants on this subject. 

Terms and Conditions

  • A winner will be chosen each month from the nominations. The award will be given to the group of students or household who have shown a demonstrable commitment to being ‘good neighbours’.
  • The winners will receive a contribution to their living costs up to a maximum value of £1,000 in recognition of their work in the community as ‘good neighbours’. The winning students will receive the money in the form of a cheque from the university, which will be divided equally among the winning individuals.
  • The amount awarded is at the discretion of the judging panel and the University reserves the right to award less than the maximum value. If there is more than one winner, the prize will be divided between the winners.
  • Only students currently registered to study at Newcastle University are eligible to be nominated for the Best Neighbour On Campus award.
  • Nominations for students living in halls or other student accommodation will be considered if they have shown a demonstrable commitment to being ‘good neighbours’ and made a significant contribution to the community and if they are nominated by a non-student resident meeting the criteria laid out above. 
  • The judging panel reserves the right not to name a winner if the entries are not considered worthy of the award of Best Neighbour On Campus.
  • The judging panel reserves the right to hold over entries to the following month if there are a number of strong candidates in any given month for the Best Neighbour On Campus Award.
  • The judging panel reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the competition where is becomes necessary to do so.
  • The judging panel’s decision is final.
  • Insofar as is permitted by law, the University will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the University. 
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.