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TSR Honorary Degrees - Congratulations to the winners!

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Starting in 2024, the University of The Student Room* will be awarding honorary degrees to those users who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to this website and the communities and forums within it.

All honorary degrees were decided by a combination of the TSR Volunteer Team members and the TSR Community Staff. Number of honorary degrees are capped and as are the number of Forum Helpers who are able to receive one.

It is an honour to be on a website with such amazing posters, and this is just one way of recognising their brilliance and saying thank you. The Community Staff will also be in touch with each recipient directly to congratulate/thank them and offer them a very small token of appreciation.**


*This is not a real university, so sorry. For full terms and conditions please click here
**Sorry, it's not a 13th gem, not is it sellable on eBay

If you want to suggest a user to be a recipient of an honorary degree next year, please make a thread here. However, please remember that these are not subject to a public vote.
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Admit-One


In just 5 years on the site Admit-One has become one of the most impactful users to ever grace our forums. Admit-One has provided accurate and detailed application advice to thousands and thousands of young people - dealing often with complex queries on undergraduate or postgraduate application difficulties. In particular though, Admit-One's sense of humour and tact when knowing exactly what to say in any thread is why they are so beloved among the community. A source of constant wisdom and support, this website is very lucky to have you Admit-One.



ageshallnot


For over a decade now ageshallnot has quietly worked away at many user's queries on the site, specifically giving lots of time for those interested in pursuing history in the future - as well as giving study support to those studying history. They are also an extremely patient helper in university life, covering many issues time and again including student accommodation issues, endless academic misconduct questions and academic disciplinary queries -> which are not always the quickest to answer either.
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Andrew97


Andrew has been a constant presence on our site for 6 years now. Not only did he provide a steady hand running the Model House of Commons game during its final era, but he has covered so many major news stories on the site - including the sensitive handling of many controversial news stories (such as the Shamima Begum debate and Black Lives Matter), which allowed threads like those to stay open and run safely. Andrew has also been a regular contributor to TSR's News Quiz series since the very beginning - authoring Quiz #3 and many many since then. Andrew is also very well known for his love of formula 1, a regular contributor to the F1 community in the sport forum and all-round a very warm presence in the community. Thank you Andrew, for everything you continue to do.



artful_lounger


artful_lounger has been contributing to TSR since 2016, amassing over 25 thousand posts which are spent mainly giving extremely helpful advice to young people in desperate need of help. Many years ago, artful once very humbly stated "I just have a lot of free time and know how to look up information" when asked what their expertise was. But in reality artful_lounger's contributions are far more than that. Supporting 7 results days now, artful_lounger has a fantastic intuition for knowing what kind of advice a user is after, making sure that the response they receive is one that is honest but supportive and kind. Thousands of young people have been helped by artful_lounger over the years and from us, and all of them, thank you.
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GANFYD


Awarded for outstanding contribution to TSR's medicine forum. GANFYD has been a pillar of excellence in the medicine forum for many years, contributing to it's many years of success supporting applicants to make wise decisions about their medicine applications. GANFYD has authored several mega threads and has expertly detailed knowledge of medicine applications garnered over many years of supporting others.



ghostwalker


10 000 posts over the past 15 years in the maths forum. These numbers say far more than words can - which is very fitting given the recipient. Thousands of young people helped and supported over more than a decade on this website by ghostwalker. The impact this may have on the qualifications users go on to get, and indeed the impact on people's lives is immeasurable. Thank you ghostwalker.
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gjd800


gjd800 was described by one of our volunteers as a general beacon of light within the university forums. He has helped countless users with their mitigating circumstances but also provides sage points in debates of all issues. gjd800 is a regular poster in many of the communities around the site and they are all better for it. Thank you gjd800.



markovchain17


markovchain17 is the largest ever contributor to TSR in number of posts. markovchain17 has spent a huge amount of time enhancing (and at times keeping afloat) the community in forum games and deserves recognition for his outstanding contribution over many years to the site. A truly record-breaking user and a pleasure to have posting in the forums.
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McGinger


Awarded for sound advice across the unis section over many years. McGinger has had a huge presence in the universities section for a while now. They often post reminders or important things to applicants (e.g. check your junk). The advice McGinger offers is always sound and accurate and the sheer scale of their posting and number of users they have supported is phenomenal. McGinger isn't afraid to go and find the difficult threads in specific sub forums and have a go at answering - preventing a lot of users going without advice on our site. Thank you McGinger.



Notnek


Notnek's dedication to helping students navigate mathematics is truly commendable. Notnek's threads have definitely made the forum a richer and more vibrant place for everyone. For instance the 'Predict the Maths grade boundaries' and 'Maths Checklist' threads are always popular and draw a crowd of users all enthusiastic about maths and expectant towards the future. Notnek has made 15 000 posts over the past 18 years in the maths forum, a stunning achievement.
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Oxford Mum


The creator of the "Oxford Demystified" series of threads, and the founder of the Oxford Parents Association. Oxford Mum has developed a huge range of support and advice for applicants and parents hoping to attend Oxford. OM's impact has been felt even wider - with a similar range of threads and resources available in the Cambridge forum, inspired by her. Oxford Mum has been a companion of many applicants as they complete their journey and as a result is thought of very fondly in the hearts of many.



Pigster


Pigster is an asset to the chemistry and has been for over a decade. Pigster has helped thousands of young people on the site with their study help questions about chemistry - amassing over 5000 posts in the chemistry forum alone. For a constant dedication to helping others, Pigster receives this honorary degree. Thank you Pigster.
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PQ


TSR's very own Pencil Queen has a long list of credits on this website, and this short paragraph cannot do justice to the scale and depth of support provided by PQ to hundreds of thousands of people over the past 20 years on the site (yes, you read those two numbers correctly). Among many other accolades: PQ has been instrumental in TSR's personal statement review service since its inception; PQ led the first group of volunteer moderators on the site, specialising in the universities sections; PQ created half of the university forums currently visible to you on the forum homepage; PQ has given tailored application advice using industry knowledge to countless applicants - amassing nearly 80 thousand posts in the forums; many of those threads will have been seen hundreds if not thousands of times by other "lurkers" on the site, also reading the same information; PQ has authored several megathreads on the UCAS applications and at least 1 famous flowchart about Clearing. The community continues to be heavily in PQ's debt, and this honorary degree is one small token of our appreciation for everything you do.



RDKGames


RDKGames has been central to the community of helpers in the maths study help forum for almost a decade. Contributing nearly 20 thousands posts to the forum, they are without doubt one of the most helpful ever posters in the maths community and many thousands of young people are grateful for his support and kindness in giving others his time and expertise to guide them through maths at GCSE, A Level and degree-level problems. The commitment to the forum over so many years deserves so much appreciation and is the reason for this honorary degree award.
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Striderhort


StriderHort has been a very active member of the community for nearly 7 years, never short of something to say StriderHort has provided wisdom and debate to countless threads across many areas of the site. In particular, we pay tribute to StriderHort's contribution to the relationships forum, the cars and motoring forum and advice on everyday issues; where their useful and thoughtful responses have certainly helped so many people over the years.



Surnia


Surnia was the top poster in Life and Style throughout 2023. Alongside honest and truthful advice in health and relationships Surnia has also provided significant expertise to people asking questions in the armed forces forum for some years. Thousands of people have benefitted from reading Surnia's direct and calm answers to what are often very challenging questions. Thank you Surnia, for everything that you do.
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The_Lonely_Goatherd


TLG is an avid supporter of other people: whether it's the Oxford forum - supporting applicants year after year; her stellar contribution to the personal statement review service over many years; her immense dedication to the Mental Health Support Society and the wider forum there; or her unwavering presence in the postgraduate forums supporting others in what can be quite a lonely academic process. One of TLG's most overlooked roles on the site is how she leads and supports others with her blogs. She has two of the longest running blogs on the site, and follows many others all over the forums giving advice, support and (above all) kindness. Thank you TLG.



Wired_1800


For 9 years Wired has been a huge presence across our whole-site community. Taking part in debates, offering application advice (including postgraduate support), chatting football or playing our forum games. You will find Wired anywhere and everywhere and always intending to get fully stuck into healthy conversations across the whole site. Many of the volunteers have felt that we have grown on the site alongside Wired and it's a pleasure to award them with this honorary degree.
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Wise Goldie


Goldie has made an outstanding contribution during only a few years on our site, with over 10 thousand posts across our community. In particular, Goldie's questions in the Creative Corner forum have turned a small friendship group on the site into a whole community. Goldie's kindness and friendly posts always bring a smile to other users and we'd like to thank Goldie for making TSR a better place to browse on.



Zerforax


Zerforax has contributed massively to the football forum for 2 decades - with 25 thousand posts contributing to the community there. Several long running threads there continue to flourish thanks to his resolute commitment to discussing the glorious game, many of these threads are now in part 24, 25, 26. The football forum would be significantly smaller, and may not even exist, without Zerforax's influence on the site over the years. He is never usually appreciated in the community awards.
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Reply 12
Oh wow, how unexpected. Congratulations to all here mentioned. Thank you!
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Reply 13
Honoured - if very surprised - to be amongst the awards :colondollar: :girl:

At the risk of sounding like an Oscar Winner, I'd like to thank everyone who runs the site and those who make a worthwhile contribution; big or small, funny or serious; it couldn't be done without you! :clap2:
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Reply 14
Thank you for the mention!
Thank you :smile: I still contend that my contributions are mainly due to looking things up elsewhere! (although I have much less free time now than before :redface:)
Reply 16
Congratulations on everyone who got mentioned 🎊🎉🎉
Congrats to all the winners and nominees.

Many thanks to 04MR17 and any others involved with the organising and writeups :smile:
Original post by 04MR17
The_Lonely_Goatherd

TLG is an avid supporter of other people: whether it's the Oxford forum - supporting applicants year after year; her stellar contribution to the personal statement review service over many years; her immense dedication to the Mental Health Support Society and the wider forum there; or her unwavering presence in the postgraduate forums supporting others in what can be quite a lonely academic process. One of TLG's most overlooked roles on the site is how she leads and supports others with her blogs. She has two of the longest running blogs on the site, and follows many others all over the forums giving advice, support and (above all) kindness. Thank you TLG.



Wired_1800

For 9 years Wired has been a huge presence across our whole-site community. Taking part in debates, offering application advice (including postgraduate support), chatting football or playing our forum games. You will find Wired anywhere and everywhere and always intending to get fully stuck into healthy conversations across the whole site. Many of the volunteers have felt that we have grown on the site alongside Wired and it's a pleasure to award them with this honorary degree.
Thank you for the award and the community. It’s been an honour to have been part of this amazing group.
Reply 19
this is a wonderful thread ! it puts the Oscars ( which i am just about to watch ) in the shade. well done all of the new Graduates :congrats: & @04MR17 for his hard work.

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