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The President's Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement are annual awards to recognise and reward staff, students and community partners who have delivered excellence in schools engagement, community engagement, engagement with research and/or patient engagement.

All nominations should be underpinned by an aspiration to better connect the work of Imperial and our research with society. The awards recognise achievement in the following areas:

  • Improving the learning opportunities of less-advantaged young people, as part of our widening participation and schools engagement aims
  • Engaging the public with research, through a process of two-way engagement
  • Working in close partnership with local community and/or patient groups in response to a social and/or research challenge

Winning nominations will demonstrate the benefits of engagement to all parties: participants, practitioners and the College. 

Nominations for the 2017 President's Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement have now closed. 

For further details, including eligibility and award guidance, please visit our How to Nominate page.

The Awards

The Achievement Award for Societal Engagement

For staff who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients. This could include:

  • Developing innovative approaches to engagement
  • Implementing high-quality engagement
  • Providing excellent support for engagement
  • Being considered as a role model by peers
  • Sharing advice and experiences in engagement with others

This Award is open to individual nominations or team nominations. 

2017 Achievement Award for Societal Engagement guidelines

The Collaboration Award for Societal Engagement

For staff who have delivered successful engagement activities through collaborating with other departments and/or external partners. This could include:

  • Forming new and innovative partnerships
  • Cross-department and/or interdisciplinary engagement

This Award is open to individual nominations or team nominations. 

2017 Collaboration Award for Societal Engagement guidelines

The Leadership Award for Societal Engagement

For staff who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to societal engagement; bringing enthusiasm and innovation to this area and actively supporting other staff and students to get involved. This could include:

  • Delivering a portfolio of high-quality engagement activities
  • Being recognised as a champion and/or leading practitioner
  • Supporting colleagues and students to achieve their own societal engagement endeavours
  • Improving engagement practice and impact for Imperial
  • Creating a stimulating environment for engagement
  • Encouraging staff and students to innovate and push boundaries

This Award is open to individual nominations only. 

2017 Leadership Award for Societal Engagement guidelines

The Inspirational Partner Award for Societal Engagement

For individuals or teams outside Imperial who have made outstanding contributions that inspire and support us in the achievement of one or more of our societal engagement aims. This could include:

  • Delivering exceptional engagement related to our education and research
  • Being a role model or inspiration for our own approaches to engagement
  • Implementing exceptional engagement with audiences we are seeking to engage
  • Sharing advice and best practice with us and other external partners

Inspirational partners might include patients, residents, community members and partner organisations in the public, private and third sector.

This Award is open to individual nominations or team nominations. 

2017 Inspirational Partner Award for Societal Engagement guidelines

The Student Award for Societal Engagement

For undergraduate or postgraduate students who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients. This could include:

  • Demonstrating exceptional commitment to engagement
  • Developing innovative engagement activities
  • Being a role model or inspiration to others
  • Motivating and supporting others to engagement
  • Sharing advice and experiences in engagement with others

This Award is open to individual nominations or team nominations. 

2017 Student Award for Societal Engagement guidelines

For further information please contact Emelia Gobbe.