On Wednesday 7th June, over 150 Professional Services and Colleges Staff descended on the Portrait Room to celebrate their colleagues at the inaugural Professional Services and Colleges Staff Awards. There was a fantastic celebratory spirit and a great deal of chatter as colleagues took some well deserved time out to enjoy a BBQ and wellbeing activities organised by Sports and Active Communities.
The event was co-organised and hosted by Marian Brown (Team Leader of the Library’s Academic Engagement Team and Academic Engagement Librarian for School of Education) and Kelli Wolfe (Deputy Academic Registrar – Registry). It recognised colleagues in seven categories, nominated by PSCT colleagues and shortlisted by senior managers from across the University.
The winners and highly commended of each category are listed below.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion Award
This award is given to an individual or team who makes an outstanding contribution to progressing equality, diversity and inclusion at the University. It recognises those who celebrate diversity and difference and encourage others to do the same. It acknowledges those who work to eliminate inequality and make the workplace welcoming to all.
Innovation and Achievement Award
This award is given to an individual or team that uses creativity to develop innovative approaches to challenges or improve our workplace. This award recognises individuals or a small team who are driven to making improvements, always willing to experiment with new approaches to a task, and work towards finding positive solutions
Inspirational Leader Award
This award recognises an individual or team who have demonstrated exceptional and inspiring leadership across any aspect of the work of the University. Nominees do not necessarily have to hold a supervisory or management role within the university.
Outstanding Student Service Award
This award seeks to recognise the individual or team who goes above and beyond to provide excellent service and/or support to students.
Rising Star Award
This award seeks to recognise an individual or team with high potential, motivation, enthusiasm, and/or fresh ideas. A rising star in the organisation, the sector, or the world.
Unsung Hero Award
This award seeks to recognise an individual who is a shining light to their colleagues, bringing an endless amount of energy, enthusiasm, and good vibes into the workplace. A hard-working member of staff tucked away behind the scenes, who “gets on with it” without fanfare but whose work has a real impact on the quality of your working life. An individual who possibly defies categorisation!
Team of the Year Award
This award seeks to recognise the collective efforts of a team within the University. It may be in any area related to the work of the University and will be in recognition of efforts which have yielded a benefit to students or colleagues in any aspect of its work.
Careers and Placements
Library’s Collections Team
Vice-Chancellor Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Award
The event was attended by Tom Rowson, Chief Operating Officer who opened the event and presented the prizes. We were also delighted that the Vice-Chancellor Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard was in attendance, presenting certificates to all our highly commended and winners before announcing a surprise eighth award – Vice-Chancellor Special Thanks and Recognition Award, personally selected by the Vice-Chancellor from the nominations.
Thanks to Dan Brown and Mariyah Ahmad for capturing the event and colleagues from across the University for their support in the run up to the event.