Discovering Excellence Awards 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Awards are now closed. Thank you for your nominations!

Our Discovering Excellence awards have been designed to recognise the amazing contributions of our colleagues.  Help us to discover and celebrate this innovation, creativity and dedication by submitting a nomination.

The Discovering Excellence Awards are open to anyone who works for, or on behalf of, the University and can be made by both staff and students. 

The winners will be chosen by specialist panels with representatives from the university’s academic, professional services and student bodies, and will be revealed later this year at our second awards event.

What are the categories?

These categories reflect our VITAL strategic values and priorities;

  1. Valuing People
  2. Creative Innovator
  3. Working Together - Team of the Year


  4. Exceptional Team Member
  5. Inspiring Leader
  6. Student Experience
  7. Teaching Excellence
  8. Research Excellence 
  9. Excellence in Internationalisation
  10. Equalities Champion
  11. Enterprise Award
  12. Digital Excellence
  13. President’s Award

Click here for the full criteria PDF or webpage version. Note: the nomination needs to meet a minimum of two of the criteria listed for the award and needs to be an example from the last 12 months.

How do I nominate?

Please complete the nomination form (to complete the form electronically you need to open the form in Internet Explorer, if you are using Google Chrome you will need to save the form first to your computer and reopen before completing) and email it to by Friday 9 June 2017. Please refer to the nomination form for the guidance notes.

Discovering Excellence awards 2016

2016 saw the inaugural Discovering Excellence awards at our University and was a fantastic celebration our colleagues who had gone the extra mile. Here is another chance to look back at our finalists and winners in 2016. Click here to access the full details.

We had over 200 nominations last year. Let’s make 2017 an even bigger celebration and highlight the amazing achievements of our colleagues.

Nominations are open until Friday 9 June – let’s get nominating!


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