Outstanding Student of the Year

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of CMI learners

What is the Outstanding Student of the Year Award?

The Outstanding Student of the Year Award is given to an exceptional learner who has demonstrated a positive impact on their own professional development and academic studies through effective application of the theory they’ve learned.

Previous Winners


Best in class

Showcase and celebrate the achievements of your learners


Motivation and Reward

Being nominated for the CMI Awards is a huge achievement in itself, celebrating hard work and the impact being made



Our prestigious judging panel will review and determine who is exemplifying best practice and the highest standards the profession can offer



The CMI Awards are globally recognised, so look great on a learner’s CV or as CPD

How to apply

The CMI Outstanding Student of the Year is awarded to an individual who is recognised as an exceptional learner, they will have demonstrated a positive impact in their own personal development and academic achievements.

The student will demonstrate:

  • A high level of progression and commitment to their own personal and professional development
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Management and Leadership capabilities that are already making a positive impact on their employer, peers and institution
  • Active participation with CMI and its wider membership community

View the full criteriaRules and regulations

Nominations are now closed

Awards Timeline

Shortlist announced

  • Nominations opens 10th Jan 2023
  • Nominations close 1st June 2023
  • Shortlist announced July 2023
  • Winner announced Autumn 2023

Meet the judges

Entries for the CMI Awards come from a wide range of organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors and fields therefore, we select our judges to be able to reflect this experience. The CMI Partner Awards judges are hand-picked and are all senior experts in their fields

Dalton Leong
Dalton Leong

Chair, Surrey VCSE Alliance
Kath Austin CMgr CCMI, Chair
Kath Austin

Director, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK
Paulina Chan
Paulina Chan

Principal & CEO, Global Mutual Consortium
JH Outdoor River2 Feb 2020
Prof Jane Harrington

Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich
Dr Sally Penni MBE
Dr Sally Penni MBE