Olwen Starr Awards 2018

This year's Olwen Starr Awards for Excellence have been announced!

The awards are presented annually to individual staff and staff teams at the UCO in recognition of their contribution to the University College, and were founded in memory of much-loved former staff member, Olwen Starr. 

Olwen worked for the University College of Osteopathy (then British School of Osteopathy) as a clinic receptionist for 28 years, joining in 1983 after her retirement and staying until she passed away at age 92 in late 2011. Her long-standing contribution to the institution and her fond memory is commemorated in the Olwen Starr Awards for Excellence. 

Winners of the Olwen Starr Awards are nominated by colleagues from across the organisation and receive a 'starr' in recognition of their efforts. This year's winners are as follows:

Individual Teaching

Dan Brown 

Individual Teaching Olwen Starr - Dan Brown pictured with Charles Hunt

Individual Teaching

Arabella Gaunt

Individual Teaching Olwen Starr - Arabella Guant pictured with Charles Hunt

Team Impact


Olwen Star Award for Team Impact - Marketing pictured with Charles Hunt

Student Support

Hilary Abbey

Olwen Starr Award for Student Support Hilary Abbey


Patrick Gauthier

Olwen Starr Award for Innovation - Patrick Gauthier pictured with Charles Hunt

Customer Service

Husaina Waliji

Olwen Starr Award for Customer Service - Husaina Waliji pictured with Charles Hunt

Just Because

Francesco Contiero

Olwen Starr Award Just Because - Francesco Contiero

Going the Extra Mile

Sam Fennell

Olwen Starr Award Going the Extra Mile - Sam Fennell pictured with Charles Hunt

Congratulations to all our Olwen Starr Award recipients and thanks for all your hard work!

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