Staff Member of the Year

Daryl Johnson
Student Experience Officer, School of Engineering

staff member of the year

Daryl has been a huge help to students in the School of Engineering and the wider College in this, her first year at the University. She has shown passion and enthusiasm to improve the overall student experience and organised numerous events throughout the year, including a Chinese New Year celebration. She actively promotes English courses and literature review assistance for international students, offering help however she can. She’s also helped with the administration and promotion of the societies, often supporting their funding efforts. Daryl works attentively with the Engineering Student Reps, always listening to feedback, promptly responding to emails and providing practical solutions to issues. She had started planning the School’s first Student Rep Awards Night to show appreciation of the Reps’ work this year, but sadly this had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. She’s currently working hard to offer virtual support to all students and providing activities to help ease stress and the feeling of isolation many are experiencing during lockdown. Most notable of all is the fact that she has learnt Mandarin so that she can offer some familiarity and comfort to Chinese students. Both MechSoc and CADSoc would like to express their thanks to Daryl.

Daryl says

“Receiving this award means so much to me not least because of the short time that I’ve been in my role but because nominations are from students. Knowing that I’ve made a positive contribution to the student experience is wonderful and I’m really grateful to have been recognised. I’m very fortunate to work amongst students who are so driven and ambitious, and I’m proud to give them any support that I can.”