On Monday 11 July we were able to host a celebratory event for all those awarded a Staff Recognition Award. Being nominated for an award is a huge achievement and this year we received 109 nominations for the Staff Recognition Awards, enabling the University to recognise the hard work and commitment that continues to be delivered across campus from our professional services and support staff. Everyone nominated has received a personal letter of congratulations and this year we invited all those awarded, either as a winner or highly commended, to a celebratory canape reception and awards ceremony, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor where they were presented with their awards and signed certificates.

We would like to say a special thank you very much to the staff and students who took the time to nominate for this year’s awards. Over 400 people from the University community engaged in the awards process; as a nominee, a nominator or a supporter of a nomination. Many nominations provided an exceptional level of detail showing how much their hard work is valued, and highlighting the level of excellence carried out by our professional services and support staff.

We are also very grateful to the panel for giving their time, experience and expertise in selecting this year’s winners: Sue Wonnacott (Chair), Peter Eley, Professor Chris Brace, Marianne Harkins and Rockhill Focho.

Please visit our Staff Recognition Awards webpage to see everyone who was nominated, highly commended and announced winners for each category.