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Biosciences Award for Technicians, Administrators and Researchers (BAFTARs) 

The School of Biosciences is committed to delivering excellence in research and teaching at the UK and Malaysia campuses. This is something that we achieve by working as a team across all job families. I am delighted to launch the BAFTARs which are awarded to celebrate exceptional achievements in research and in support for teaching and research across Biosciences. These awards add to our existing awards scheme for excellent delivery of teaching by academic staff. 

If you have come across any staff in the School who have gone the extra mile to contribute something special to the work of the School, or to support your work, then please make a nomination for one of our new awards. Nominations can be submitted by all students and staff in the School and should be submitted by 30 January 2017.

Professor Simon Langley-Evans
Head of the School of Biosciences


The awards for Administrative, Professional and Management and Technical Services staff are as follows: 

  1. Teaching support award* (staff nominated – 2 awards for either APM or TS)
    For a member of technical or APM staff who has provided exceptional support for teaching activities within the School of Biosciences.
  2. Teaching support award (student nominated – 2 awards for either APM or TS)
    For a member of technical or APM staff who has gone the extra mile to enhance student experience (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the School of Biosciences. 
  3. Research support award*: (staff nominated – 2 awards; one for APM, one for TS)
    For a member of technical or APM staff who has delivered exceptional support for research activity leading to research outputs or impact in the School of Biosciences.
  4. Researcher Award (staff nominated)
    For the individual member of staff who has gone the furthest to enhance the School’s research outreach activities, or whose work has gone the furthest to enhance the School’s research profile.

*R&T staff making a nomination for either of these awards, should give consideration to ways in which their teaching or research has been supported by APM or TS staff.



1. Nominations will be invited in January each year, and must include examples, relevant to the category in which the individual is being nominated, of work carried out within the last 12 months (1 January to 31 December).

2. Nominations can be made by anyone with a legitimate link to the School of Biosciences ('SoB' hereafter).

3. Individuals are not permitted to nominate themselves for an award.

4. All nominees (appropriate to the category in which they are being nominated) must be either: a current SoB member of staff; a student currently registered in the SoB; an “Honorary” title currently held in the SoB; at the time the nomination is considered by the judging panel (see 7 below).

5. Nominations must be made by completing the standard nomination form available on the SoB website.  No other supporting documents will be accepted.

6. There is no limit to the number of nominations made but a new form must be completed each time.

7. The final judging panel will consist of members from across the School, representing all staff groups.8. Nominators have the right to remain anonymous (their names not disclosed to their nominee). Please ensure you make it clear when completing your form by ticking the appropriate box on the nomination form.  Where anonymity is not specified by the nominator, implied consent to share this information will be assumed.

9. Nominations will not be accepted after the advertised closing date.

10. All winners will be informed by the School and invited to attend the School Annual Event to receive their award and will have their names and photograph published on the school's public-facing website. 

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