Sally scoops top award at University Court
Published Monday 23rd May 2011
Sally Meany’s caring and professional work with students at The University of Northampton was rewarded this month when she took home the prestigious annual Court Award.
Sally, Head of Income in the University's Finance Department, was presented with her award at the University's 'Court' event - an annual meeting which brings together people who have an interest in the life and work of the University.
The award was made in recognition of Sally's outstanding contribution to the University through her work in providing caring, professional financial services to students.
I am deeply honoured to receive the Court Award and I could not have achieved this without the dedication and support of a brilliant team and many supportive colleagues, who work tirelessly to provide excellent, caring services to students.
Students come to Finance on a daily basis for a wide range of reasons and we have an open door approach - students are never turned away even if the query is not in our area of expertise. Usually though students come to pay their fees or rent or to obtain assistance with queries relating to their loans or other financial matters.
Student finance is a major part of student life now and our aim to ensure that everyone is made aware of the funding available to pay fees. If students encounter financial difficulties we do our best to help them overcome the challenges. We also regularly refer students to the Financial Guidance team to see if they qualify for support from the Access to Learning Fund.
Each year we run a Finance Helpdesk for new students and the whole team is on hand to provide expert advice on fees, rents, fee loans, and bursary awards.Sally Meany, who has worked at the University for 12 years
The Court Award has been awarded each year since 1995 to an employee of The University of Northampton who has made a significant contribution to the higher education institution.
Mark Hall, Financial Controller, from The University of Northampton, congratulated Sally on her award.
Sally's 'can do' approach and willingness to go the extra mile to help a student or colleague embodies the spirit of the University and its commitment to deliver professional, supportive services to enhance the student experience.Mark Hall, Financial Controller, from The University of Northampton
I feel privileged to be doing a job I love and to be part of an institution that has the welfare and experience of its students as its core values. I would like to thank everyone who helped me achieve this award and for their support in my work.Sally Meany