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The Doctoral Recognition Awards

Our first annual Doctoral Recognition Awards will celebrate outstanding achievements in our community.

Recognise the work of our students and staff

Taking time to reflect on our achievements and celebrating what we've accomplished is important.


Recognising those who have inspired us helps our doctoral community to share ideas and knowledge, work together and build stronger relationships.

That’s why we’re asking you to nominate someone for a Doctoral Recognition Award, to showcase what’s working well, encourage people who’ve gone above and beyond to help others, and to motivate us all.

We have awards for both students and staff. Please get involved, it's easy to nominate someone and it will mean the world to them.


The Student Awards

Nominate a fellow student who has improved the doctoral experience for everyone.


This award recognises doctoral students who have enhanced our community and helped others to improve their skills. Students must not be graduating from the University before July 2020.

If you need some inspiration, maybe you know a student who has:

  • organised an event that brought departments together
  • presented at an external conference to raise the profile of their research
  • volunteered for a peer mentoring scheme

There are lots more examples, just think about who has inspired you.

The Staff Awards

This award recognises members of staff who have demonstrated excellence in supporting the doctoral community and its individual students.


The staff awards are open to admin and support staff, academic, technical and research staff, professional services and anyone who supports doctoral students. If you need some inspiration, think about a member of staff who has:

  • gone the extra mile to support you
  • found an innovative solution to a problem
  • introduced a new way of working to make things easier for everyone

There are lots more examples, just think about who has inspired you.

Win when you nominate

As a thank you for nominating, you could win a £50 Amazon voucher.


Everyone who nominates will be entered into a free prize draw, when nominations close on 1 May. Good luck!

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Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us.