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Vice-Chancellor’s Outreach Awards

Celebrating our staff and PhD students who go above and beyond by taking part in outreach activities on behalf of the University.

Nominations are now open

Welcome to the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Outreach Awards.

Outreach is a valuable tool for connecting with our potential students and the wider public. Many of our staff and PhD students take part in these activities beyond their normal work. The University of Bath wants to recognise the great job that they do and the invaluable contribution that they make to this crucial area of work.

The nomination categories


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Nominations are open for five categories:


Has your activity really struck a chord with the audience? Have they been inspired, engaged and enthused? The Engage Award is for an outreach activity that has really captured the audience and made a difference to them.

Reach out

Have you worked with underserved audiences? Does your outreach get to those who miss out elsewhere? The Reach Out Award recognises those that deliver outreach to unusual, under-represented or hard-to-reach audiences


How have you helped colleagues and students to deliver outreach? Have you helped to raise the profile of outreach in your department? The Support Award celebrates those who support outreach, whether they deliver it themselves or not.


Has your outreach changed things? Can you show that you’ve made a real difference to your audience? The Impact Award is for those with a robust evaluation of their activities showing the benefit that they have.


Have you contributed to many outreach projects? Has your input been particularly involved? The Dedication Award recognises ongoing and substantial contributions to outreach.

How to nominate yourself or someone else


A male,  East Asian PhD student, in a blue lab coat and red hoody, helping two female students in a lab

Nominations are now open for the 2022 awards.


The Vice-Chancellor’s Outreach Awards are open to any doctoral student or member of staff where outreach is not the main focus of their role. You can nominate yourself or someone else, but if nominating someone else you may need to get details from them in order to complete the form.

The nomination should include the name of the nominee, which category you would like to nominate in, and up to 500 words to give evidence of how the nominee meets the criteria of the Award (you may also upload files to support this).

Nominations must be received by Tuesday 10 May 2022.

Please nominate using this online form.

Nominations will be shortlisted by a panel drawn from the breadth of the University with the final decision on winners to be made by a senior member of the University.

Prizes will be awarded by the Vice-Chancellor at a celebration event at 4 pm on Thursday 16 June 2022. This event will be open to all to attend.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these awards, please email