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Nominate someone for the Doctoral Recognition Awards

This guide tells you how to nominate someone for our new 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. They’ll be entered into the Doctoral Recognition Awards, with separate categories:

  • Student Award
  • Staff Award

You can nominate either an individual or a group, but you can't nominate yourself. Just tell us, in a couple of sentences, why they deserve an award.


Any student or group of students you nominate must be registered on a doctoral programme at the University of Bath, graduating no earlier than July 2021.

You can nominate any staff member or team who supports doctoral students in any capacity; they can be either full-time or part-time, and must be either permanent or on a fixed-term contract until at least July 2021.

Awards criteria

The Student Award recognises doctoral students who have engaged in a broad range of activities to enhance their own student experience, own professional and researcher development, and for those who have contributed to improving the ‘doctoral experience’ for themselves and others.

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.

How to nominate

We’ve made it really easy for you to nominate - it is just a short nomination form!

Once you've nominated, we'll assess whether they meet the criteria; if they do we'll contact them to provide supporting information on the project or task for the shortlisting panel.

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

Awards deadline

The Doctoral Recognition Awards are now closed.


If you have any questions, please contact us.