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Nominate someone for the Doctoral Recognition Awards

This guide tells you how to nominate someone for these awards, with eligibility, criteria and the deadline for nominations.

We’re asking you to share the stories of University of Bath students and staff who've made a significant contribution to the student experience, doctoral development and the University.

There are two categories - one for students and one for staff.

You can nominate either an individual or a group. Just tell us, in a couple of sentences, why they deserve an award.

Find out more about previous winners of this award.


Student Award

The nominated student or group of students must be registered on a doctoral programme at the University of Bath, graduating no earlier than July 2022.

Staff Award

You can nominate any staff member or team who supports doctoral students in any capacity. They must be on either a permanent or a fixed-term contract until at least July 2022.

Awards criteria

Doctoral Recognition Award: Student Award

The Student Award recognises doctoral students who are actively involved in organising events or activities to benefit others, improving equality and diversity, or enhancing the reputation of the University attending conferences and events.

Doctoral Recognition Award: Staff Award

The Staff Award recognises members of staff who can demonstrate excellence in their approach to developing and supporting doctoral students, as well as those who have made a significant contribution to improving and enhancing the doctoral student experience. Any staff can be nominated, including support, professional services and academic staff.

How to nominate

We’ve made it really easy for you to nominate - it is just a short nomination form! Self-nominations will not be accepted.

There's no limit on the number of nominations you can submit.

Awards deadline

Nominations open on 06 March 2023. The deadline for nominations is 02 February 2023.

What happens next?

Once you've submitted your nomination, we'll check whether they meet the Award criteria; if they do, each application will then be assessed by an independent panel of two people from the Doctoral College Recognition Awards Committee.

Award winners will be informed in May whether they have been successful and will be invited to attend the Doctoral Research Celebration Evening on 14 June 2023 where they will be awarded a prize.

Nomination Form

Nominate someone


If you have any questions, please contact us.