The Sir Lenny Henry Awards for BAME FASS Students

Are you an OU FASS student, or do you know someone who is? Read on to find out how the OU are celebrating the achievements of BAME students.

“The Sir Lenny Henry Award for Outstanding Achievement on a 21J FASS module” will be awarded to a nominated student to celebrate achievement towards their personal study goals. For this award we are inviting Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic students to nominate themselves if they are particularly proud of the progress they have achieved in their FASS studies this year. They can also be nominated by their tutor.


The prize consists of: 

  • £250 (student’s choice of bank transfer or gift voucher); 
  • a trophy; 
  • a certificate; and 

a mention on the new FASS Roll of Honour on the faculty website

How to apply (Sir Lenny Henry Award)

As part of the nomination process for the Sir Lenny Henry Award students may wish to get in touch with their tutor to discuss their applications, although it is not necessary for them to do this. Students should read the Terms and Conditions and FAQs and then either download, fill in and return the Nomination Form, or send an email/letter to us containing the following:

  • name 
  • PI number 
  • email address 
  • a short statement (up to 100 words) explaining how they feel they meet the criteria (these being that they identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have recently completed a 21J FASS module)
  • plus any supporting evidence as detailed on the guidance.

Deadline (21J applications)

All entries must be sent to, or the postal address found on the Terms and Conditions, by Friday 1 July 2022.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of September and invited to attend an event later in the year to receive their awards.

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