What are The ST Star Awards?
The industry event in everyone's calendar, the ST Star Awards are unique peer-voted awards in the international education industry. Education organisations vote for their preferred agent partners and vice versa - we reveal the winners of each award category in a glamorous ceremony that features a networking reception, gourmet meal, the presentation with winners being invited on to the stage, followed by dancing. Most of all, the ST Star Awards are fun, and a great way to socialise with industry colleagues and share in this prestigious evening. The ST Star Awards acknowledge the important mutual links between those organisations that offer education and work experience to international students and those organisations sending students overseas for an international study experience.
When is the voting period?
The voting takes place from 8th February 29th April 2016.
Who can vote?
Any genuine Study Travel Agency or Education Provider. Each company , regardless of the number of offices, has a maximum of five votes. Each vote must be completed via our online voting system. Each vote will be checked to ensure it originates from a genuine operator within our industry. Educators cannot vote for educators, and agents cannot vote for agents. All dubious votes are discounted.
What categories are there?
There are 23 different categories, please find a list on the ST Star Awards home page
Is voting anonymous?
The contents of your vote are not revealed to anyone.
How do I encourage my partners to vote for me?
There is not an application to enter, but you are welcome to email or ask your partners to vote for you. We supply free 'signatures' for your emails you are welcome to use. Many companies email their partners or ask them to vote for them or remind them that voting has started,although we do suggest you refrain from asking schools or agencies to vote for you if your partnership has not been active in the last 12 months. NB: Any agencies in which schools have an ownership interest, and vice versa, are ineligible to vote for each other. Votes cannot be “bought” via offering money or incentives. Votes must be made by the voter company itself ie. you cannot enter a vote for your company, yourself.
How can I vote?
If you are an agent click here, or if you are an education provider please follow this link.
How are nominees picked?
There will be thousands of nominations overall for the various categories. The votes will be counted and verified after 15 May and the final list of nominees will be the five companies in each category with the most votes. This list will be published in the August issue of StudyTravel Magazine.
Is it only advertisers that can win?
No. The company with the most votes in each category wins.
I nominated XXX, but don't see them as a nominee. Why is XXX not included?
They did not receive as many votes as the top five companies in this category
When are the ST Star Awards held ?
Please click here for this year's dates
How can I attend the ST Star Awards?
Delegates who have booked their place at the ST Alphe UK 2016 Conference will automatically receive a complimentary ticket. We anticipate that demand for tickets to the 2016 ST Star Awards will be high and so we are compiling a waiting list for those that would like a ticket. Please contact Gemma Burt to be added to the list. When available, tickets are £200 plus VAT each, including gala dinner, drinks and dancing. Dress code is black tie/smart suit for men and evening dresses for women.
Who attends the ST Star Awards?
Over 800 top industry colleagues from around the globe will be attending, including those attending the FELCA/GAELA meeting, the Alphe UK delegates, the nominees in each category, sponsors and invited guests. As the 'red carpet' event of the industry the ST Star Awards present you with a key networking opportunity. Additional tickets can be purchased, please see above.
Can I choose who I sit with at the dinner?
Nominees have designated seats at top tables; otherwise attendees are welcome to sit wherever they like in the venue.
How do I get to the venue?
The 2016 ST Star Awards will be held at the Hilton on Park Lane Hotel in London, UK. Map and directions Map and directions
What time does it finish?
Dinner is followed by the awards which finishes at around 10:20pm and then the band and dancing go on until midnight.
What is ST Magazine?
StudyTravel Magazine is the flagship business publication for the study abroad sector of the travel industry. Covering the many facets of the international education industry, editorial focuses on language learning, university, vocational and high school education as well as work experience and volunteering overseas.