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Celebrating Excellence Awards

Has the person sitting next to you made an Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Engagement?  

Has a colleague you work with in another School demonstrated Excellence in Teaching?  

Has a member of staff you know in Professional Services shown an Outstanding Contribution to Leadership?  

The Celebrating Excellence Awards offer you an opportunity to show your recognition of colleagues who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to the University.

The Awards support and reinforce our strategy The Way Forward. They reward individual, team and collaborative achievements and recognise the contributions made by all of our staff working in every area of the University’s activities, including professional services, education, research and innovation and engagement.

The categories of award are designed to be open and inclusive, allowing for the recognition of a variety of achievements by our diverse staff.  

You don't have to be a line manager to nominate someone for a Celebrating Excellence Award, you just need to nominate individuals you believe should be recognised for their achievement.


Celebrating Excellence Awards


How to submit a nomination for the 2014 Celebrating Excellence Awards  


For detailed information on the Awards nomination process, please see the Celebrating Excellence 2014 Guidance document and Nominations Process document.

Nomination forms can be found be clicking on the relevant Award Category link below, where you will also find details of the Award criteria.

The closing date for submission of nominations is 31st July 2014

Rising Star

Sustained Excellence

Lifetime Achievement

Outstanding Contribution to the Community or Environment

Exceptional Enhancement of the Student Experience

Excellence in Teaching (including Training and Development)

Excellence in Research (including Research Support)

Outstanding Contribution to the University's International Activities

Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Engagement

Outstanding Support to the University

Outstanding Contribution to Leadership

Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the University

Trust Fund Prizes:

The Sir Herbert Duthie Prize for Staff Development

The William O'Grady Prize for Technicians


The 2013 Celebrating Excellence Awards

The University's second Celebrating Excellence Awards dinner and ceremony took place on 28th November 2013 in Aberdare Hall.  Hosted by Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, it was a happy celebration of the contributions and achievements of all the 102 nominated individual members of staff and groups of staff.  In attendance were the 37 finalists and their guests.

For details of the 2013 the categories of award and their criteria, the nominees, finalists and winners please click here:  2013 Celebrating Excellence Awards


Previous years' Celebrating Excellence Awards

For information about previous years' Awards, including nominees, winners and photographs, please click here: Past Winners


Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about the Awards, please contact us at or on x.79230