Ua Judges Updated

Each year, The Global Undergraduate Awards invites leading academics and industry experts from a diverse range of academic and cultural backgrounds to take part in the GUA Judging Process.

Interested in becoming a GUA Judge in the GUA 2024 Programme?

The application process to join a 2024 judging panel is now closed but for more information on becoming a judge please contact our judging team - Contact GUA

The GUA Judging Process takes place online and gives judges the unique opportunity to gain a global insight into the future research trends of their discipline.

Ursula Fearon Judging Portrait

"I was highly impressed by both the quality and standard of the projects submitted by the undergraduate students. This exceptionally high standard gave the judging panel significant insight into the breadth of research being performed in the faculty."

- Prof. Ursula Fearon, 2019 Chair Judge of Medical Sciences

The GUA Judging Process

The GUA Judging Process typically runs from June through to the beginning of September and is divided into four stages. Each of our 25 submission categories is assigned an expert judging panel. Each panel accesses our judging platform and through the judging process they identify the Highly Commended Entrants, Regional Winners and one Global Winner in their category.

We aim to make the Judging Process an exceptionally rewarding and enriching experience allowing for connection and collaboration between academics from across the world. We provide detailed category-specific Guidelines & Rubrics to support judges in evaluating entries through all four stages of judging.

Sana Sayed Judging Portrait

"Judging is facilitated and simplified through the GUA online platform. It's very user-friendly and set up in a clear and concise manner. Individual judges are given ample time to respond to each of the stages in their category."

- Prof. Sana Sayed, 2019 Chair Judge of Education

Why become a Judging Panellist?

As a GUA Judge, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to review some of the best undergraduate research from across the globe.
  • Gain insight into the up and coming research trends in your discipline.
  • Recognise and support undergraduate research in your discipline.
  • Join a network of high-profile international academics.
  • Work collaboratively with other experts within your discipline.
Astrid Sasse Judging Portrait

"[Judging is a] highly rewarding experience - I love reading the submissions, the students really put their heart into it! It is greatly enjoyable to be working with the other judges on the panel and interesting to see which papers proceed further."

- Dr Astrid Sasse, 2019 Chair Judge of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences