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Vice-Chancellor's Awards

We recognise and celebrate outstanding members of the Bath Spa community.

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We're working with the Students' Union to recognise outstanding individual and team achievements at our University.

Everyone at Bath Spa can now nominate staff members and students that they feel have made outstanding contributions to the University community.

Each nomination will be assessed by an awards panel comprising staff from across the University, Sabbatical Officers from the Students' Union and student representatives.

Award categories

Staff can submit a nomination for the following categories: 

Colleague of the Year

Awarded to a member of staff who has enhanced a culture of respect, engagement and integrity in the University through their enjoyment of work and their promotion of friendliness and collegiality.

This award focuses on the attributes of the person rather than the job role that they perform. This award is open to any member of staff, regardless of team or role.

Manager of the Year

Awarded to a member of staff who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management, which is reinforced by excellent results in their area of responsibility.

Any individual that has a formal responsibility for other staff members can be nominated in this category. Nominations are welcomed from those who lead teams both large and small, operating at all levels of the University.

Team of the Year

Awarded to a team of staff who have made a significant contribution to the overall success of the University during the past year.

The nomination for this award will need to demonstrate how the team goes beyond 'business as usual', consistently delivers best practice, and is ready to innovate, keen to improve and make a difference to the University. It might be that this team has met a challenge head on and improved the way they work or the service they offer as a result.

Student of the Year

Awarded to a student who exemplifies the University‚Äôs graduate attributes. There will be seven finalists - one for each school of study.

Academic Impact

This award recognises the impact students have had on the learning experience; whether that be as a Rep, working to improve the course, supporting other students or campaigning for resources.

It recognises students who have worked to create conditions to make studying at Bath Spa the best it can be. 

Impact on Student Life

This award recognises the work that students do for the lives of others outside of their studies.

It recognises the work students have done supporting you and/or others throughout student life such as housing, friendships, life changing experiences, settling in, inspiring and supporting others.

Community Impact

This award recognises students who have made a difference to their community.

It recognises volunteers, fundraisers, and people who campaign on behalf of those in need. This award recognises inspirational students who put others before themselves, bring the community together and make a difference. 

Students can submit nominations for the following categories: 

Team of the Year

Awarded to a team of staff who have made a significant contribution to the overall success of the University during the past year.

The nomination for this award will need to demonstrate how the team goes beyond 'business as usual', consistently delivers best practice, and is ready to innovate, keen to improve and make a difference to the University. It might be that this team has met a challenge head-on and improved the way they work or the service they offer as a result.

Lecturer of the Year

Awarded to a member of staff who has, in the opinion of the student nominators, demonstrated outstanding and inspirational teaching.

This might be evidenced in a number of ways, for example through innovative teaching methods, creating an inclusive learning community, challenging students to develop new skills, knowledge and abilities, embedding social responsibility and global issues into the curriculum.

Supervisor of the Year

Awarded to a postgraduate supervisor who has, in the opinion of the student nominators, demonstrated outstanding and inspirational research supervision.

Outstanding Support

Awarded to a member of staff who has, in the opinion of the student nominators, demonstrated outstanding support and going above and beyond to enhance the experience for students.

This might be evidenced in a number of ways, for example through technical support provided, support for student wellbeing, careers advice, library and learning support, service in the catering outlets etc. The nominee can be any member of University staff.

Academic Impact

This award recognises the impact students have had on the learning experience; whether that be as a Rep, working to improve the course, or supporting other students or campaigning for resources.

It recognises students who have worked to create conditions to make studying at Bath Spa the best it can be. 

Impact on Student Life

This award recognises the work that students do for the lives of others outside of their studies. It recognises the work students have done supporting you and/or others throughout student life such as housing, friendships, life changing experiences, settling in, inspiring and supporting others.

Community Impact

This award recognises students who have made a difference to their community. It recognises volunteers, fundraisers, people who campaign on behalf of those in need.

This award recognises inspirational students who put others before themselves, bring the community together and make a difference. 

How to nominate

Nominations can be made via the online form (Bath Spa email login required).

Submit a nomination

Deadline

The deadline for nominations is 23 April 2019.

All nominees will receive a congratulatory letter including the anonymised comment(s) from the nomination form. A list of finalists and one winner will be established for each award. The finalists will be announced in early May.

Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 5 June at 6pm in Commons Atrium at Newton Park. All finalists will be invited, along with special guests from inside and outside the University. The winners will receive their awards from the Vice-Chancellor.

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