University of Bath

Recognising excellence scheme

Use this guide to understand how you can nominate yourself or a member of your team for a recognising excellence award.

The scheme

The Recognising Excellence Scheme deals with one-off payments only. The value of the payments will be £750 (pro rata for part-time staff ) and cover the current qualifying year August to July. This scheme will be managed at department/faculty/school level.

You can nominate yourself to be considered for an award, or your line manager can nominate you.


You will need:

  • to be in Grade 1 to 9, and

  • have 6 months service in the current qualifying year (August to July), and

  • have taken part in an SDPR or SDPR+ to cover the current qualifying year (August to July).

Your Head of Department/Director of Administration/Director of Technical Services will notify you of the process and the timescales for applying for an award.