thank you projected on the EEE buildingThe Department's awards help us recognise and say ‘thank-you' to our brilliant colleagues.

A call will be circulated for nominations twice a year, once in early November and again in May/June. Nominations will be considered by a review committee. All staff members can nominate their colleagues twice a year, for awards in the following categories:

1. Teamwork/Collaboration Award

This award is to recognise a team effort in the Department. This can include anything as long as it meets the definition of a team and it must be a substantial contribution. A ‘team’ must include three or more people and may cover a collection of individuals from different areas who have worked together collaboratively, including external and cross-college staff. This could be within teaching, research or project management but not limited to those areas e.g. a collaboration to create a breakthrough in a research area, a team working together in innovation in teaching or creating an environment of positive support and collaboration.

2. Colleague Appreciation ‘Pass it on’ Award

This is in recognition of staff who make a particular effort and go out of their way to help and support their colleagues. This could be a one-off event i.e. going above and beyond what is expected to make their colleagues life easier, or a sustained effort such as creating a positive and happy environment, or someone everyone turns to for support or solutions.

3. Rising Star Award

This category is for staff who have begun their career/ changed role within the Department in the last two years and is not age specific. This award recognises an individual member of staff who has created or grasped an opportunity to substantially develop and grow in their role within the last 12 months.

4. Department Award for Citizenship and Community

This award recognises an individual who has been a good citizen within the Department, and/or made an exceptional contribution benefitting the Department or wider college community. For example, this could include:

  • Leading new initiatives relating to sustainability
  • Producing or developing workable ideas, improvements or innovations
  • Influencing and enhancing an area of department working culture
  • Managing new initiatives in Outreach
  • Making an exceptional contribution to creating social connections during remote working 2020/21
  • Making an exceptional contribution to the department culture and community

5. Inspiration Award

This is to nominate a colleague who has inspired you throughout the year, either through the activities they have carried out at work or outside of Department life or their ability to juggle demands in both. This could be anything from their dedication and passion to a certain cause i.e. equality, diversity, or their sustained effort to make improvements within their community i.e. climate change or their leadership on a project/across a new team, or the positivity that they bring to the Department. The criteria is that they must have inspired you in some way to do things better/differently/push yourself further.


 

NB The awards were revised and updated May 2021 to include two new categories.

Award categories pre-Summer 2021

Teamwork award

This award is to recognise a team effort in the Department. A ‘team’ must include 3 or more people. These people can be a team from across the departmental job structure e.g. a team pulling together to create a breakthrough in a research area, a team working together in innovation in teaching, or a team creating an environment of positive support and collaboration.

Colleague appreciation ‘pass it on’ award

This is in recognition of staff who make a particular effort and go out of their way to help and support their colleagues. This could be a one off event i.e. going above and beyond what is expected to make their colleagues life easier, or a sustained effort to create a positive and happy environment. Staff outside the Department can be nominated for this award.

Collaboration award

This award is to recognise cross-team, cross-departmental and even cross-faculty collaborations, such as new research initiatives, pedagogy transformation, setting up new interdisciplinary research groups or administrative/technical initiatives such as devising more efficient ways of working, sharing best practice etc.

Inspiration award

This is to nominate a colleague who has inspired you throughout the year, either through the activities they have carried out at work or outside of department life, or their ability to juggle demands in both. This could be anything from their dedication and passion for a particular cause i.e. equality, diversity, climate change, or their leadership on a project/across a new team, or the positivity that they bring to the Department. The criteria is that they must have inspired you in some way to do things better/differently/push yourself further.