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In recent years, several members of staff and students have received Vice Chancellor's Awards.The medal recognises exceptional achievements from those studying or working at the University of Nottingham. Winners of the award will have demonstrated:

  • Exceptional achievement in any arena;
  • Outstanding contribution to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in University life;
  • A notable endeavour which has made a difference to the University;
  • A substantive contribution which has enhanced the reputation of the University of Nottingham;
  • Activity which has had a noticeably positive impact for students, staff or the local community;
  • An individual achievement or sustained achievement over a period of time.
Vice Chancellors Award at The University of Nottingham. Photos by Alex Wilkinson Media-47


 Jon McGregor (Professor in Creative Writing)

In recognition of his achievements in the field of Creative Writing.  The quality of Jon's writing has been applauded internationally and his recent book, Reservoir 13, recieved the Costa Book Award for best novel.

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Annika Bailey (PhD student)

For going above and beyond in her various roles at Nottingham Nightline and demonstrating an ongoing passion to ensure that the service Nightline provides is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students.



Chrissie Quilty (English BA Hons graduate, 2014-17)

For her joint dedication with Grace Smith (School of Biosciences) to the UoN Equestrian Club by raising awareness for Riding for the Disabled and Disability Equality and her work on the #RampingupEquality campaign.

Andrew Harrison


Dr Andrew Harrison (Associate Professor in English Literature)

For community and outreach projects related to his DH Lawrence research



Dr Christina Lee (Associate Professor in Viking Studies)

For pioneering interdisciplinary research related to medieval remedies in relation to antibiotic resistance



Eve Wersocki Morris (English BA Hons graduate, 2011-14)

For her role as an ambassador for the School of English and contribution to the community



Dr Joanna Robinson (Associate Professor in Drama)

For her work to develop the School’s employability and student placement strategy for English students 



Wenonah Barton (Taught Course Officer)

For her pastoral work with students on the UK and international campuses.

Ronald Carter


Professor Ron Carter (Emeritus Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics)

For his contribution to the University’s vision of international and local civic responsibility



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