The Vice-Chancellor's Annual Awards

Every September, the Vice-Chancellor will host an Annual Awards Ceremony to recognise, honour and celebrate members of the University Community who have achieved amazing things.

These awards will recognise the ways our staff both individuals and in teams have demonstrated their commitment to the University aims and values, especially around togetherness. Anybody can make a nomination for either an individual or a team. There are 17 awards available across six categories. Colleagues can submit a nomination via the online form anytime from now until 5 September 2022.

Award categories

We have deliberately drawn a small selection of examples from a wide range of categories, as we don’t want to constrain nominations. If you are unsure about which category you should select, please contact Ally McDonald Alonso.

Education - Student Learning

  • Education – For significant impact on student education
  • Innovation in education – For significant innovation in education provision
  • Enhancing the student experience – For significant enhancement of the student experience

Research and Innovation

  • Research leadership – For developing a high performing research environment and culture
  • Research team –For achieving excellent research and innovation outcomes through collaborative partnership
  • Impactful research and innovation – For research and innovation that has delivered significant and sustained impact on society


  • Regional partnership – For activities that have had significant local or regional impact
  • National partnership – For activities that have had significant national impact
  • International partnership – For activities that have had significant international impact

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • EDI achievement – For activities that have made the University significantly more equitable, diverse and inclusive
  • Campus improvement – For enhancing student life and sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing – For enhancing the health and wellbeing of the University’s staff and students
  • Unsung hero(es) – For an individual or team who do vital work for the University and are deserving of broader recognition

International Engagement and Impact

  • International engagement – For outstanding international engagement that has enhanced the University’s profile
  • Global sustainability – For a significant contribution to the UN Sustainability Goals

Sporting Excellence and Opportunity

  • Loughborough sports personality of the year – For outstanding achievement in sport
  • Sports achievement – For significant impact on sport policy and practice

Submit a nomination