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Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2018/19

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Prof Helen Marshall

Dear Colleagues

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards and how you can take part.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards are an important and special time of the year for me, as I get to spend time learning more about the successes and endeavors of our talented and dedicated colleagues from across the University. The awards have previously been presented at University Day, in its various forms for the last few years; however ensuring that the awards and the presentation ceremony are both enjoyed and appreciated is very important to me, as it’s all about you and in your feedback from University Day you indicated that you would like a bigger celebration of the awards themselves and that perhaps the University Day format had run its course – although we were especially unlucky with the weather last year!

As such, I am delighted to share with you that we will be replacing University Day with a new gala awards night, which will be held at the Imperial War Museum on the evening of Thursday 12th September 2019. Together with my Executive Team, I look forward to hosting the lucky shortlisted nominees at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Awards Dinner; an evening which will be dedicated to celebrating the success of the University and our colleagues who have been nominated and shortlisted for making it happen.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards are your opportunity to celebrate those colleagues who you feel make a vital contribution to this University – often behind the scenes – and to ensure they get the recognition they deserve. Those who go the extra mile, who make a difference, the unsung heroes. But remember they will all only get the recognition they deserve if you take the time to nominate them, so I encourage everyone to look at the categories and submit a nomination.

Good luck and I look forward to meeting the winners to congratulate them on their successes in September.

Best wishes,

Helen Marshall

Award categories

2017-18 winners

To remember last year’s success stories

The following document highlights the differences in how the winning applications were written, and how their impact was demonstrated in a way that was clearly discernible to the selection panel.Read the document...This document is only to be used in a supporting function to the Guidance Document and, to ensure applications are to the highest standard possible, colleagues are advised to carefully read both documents before applying.

Hear from staff who nominated and those who won last year about the nomination process

Frequently asked questions

Please see here for a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers but if you would like the opportunity to discuss the VC Awards application process with one of the panel judges why not come along to a café conversation on Monday 20th May at 13.30 – 14.30 in the Library Café which will be hosted by Sam Grogan and Alison Blackburn.