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10 Mar 2017

University Awards for Staff

As well as offering a suite of rewards linked to remuneration, the University offers a range of other awards to recognise excellence and achievement and to help staff to further enhance their performance and the work they do.

Applications are now open for the following awards:

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

These will be awarded to individuals in recognition of excellence in supporting the delivery of the University strategy in one or more of the following areas:

a)    Learning and Teaching           

b)    Enterprise           

c)    Research              

d)    Professional Services

Up to 20 will be awarded each year, with the expectation being that the numbers are distributed reasonably across different staff groups. The University will allocate up to £2,500 to each individual to assist the recipient with furthering their excellent activity.

Distinguished Travel Grant

This reward is available to all staff and gives individuals the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world (up to a value of £10k) to gain experience that will contribute to their excellent performance in their current role. Up to two grants will be awarded each year. The funding may also be used to support individual’s families during their visit and to enable the family to join them for a part of the visit (if desired). Candidates will be expected to identify how a placement in a different organisation can enhance their performance whilst contributing to the University Strategy and developing the University’s reputation and reach either nationally or internationally.

Academic Team Award

This reward will recognise particular success of an academic endeavour to a combined value of £5000. The team may use the reward to invest in new equipment, attend a conference or other academic activity. Up to five Academic Team Rewards across the University may be awarded in any academic year.

Application Arrangements

Candidates can submit no more than one page of A4 setting out the award applied for and why they believe they are eligible for the award. The Awards Committee will comprise the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Pro Vice-Chancellors and the Chief Operating Officer. The next meeting is on 9th June 2017 and the deadline for submissions is 26th May 2017

All submissions should be sent via email to Frances Walker, HR Officer: