Award categories (2018)
Awards are given to staff, students and associates for work “above and beyond” normal activity. There are eight awards in total. Seven of the awards are for staff employed in the School. One award (the Community/Partnership Award) is for either a member of staff, a student or an associate holding an honorary title.
Please refer to the award rules when making a nomination. Whilst there are specific awards for Administrative and Technical staff, we would also expect to receive nominations for these groups of staff for the Teaching and Research awards.
All awards are individual awards with the exception of the Team award.
Staff awards can be given to any School of Medicine staff member in any job family (unless otherwise stated) e.g. the Research Award could be made to an administrator or a technician who has provided support rather than, for example, published a paper or secured a major grant.
Administrative, Professional and Managerial staff award (awarded to APM staff only)
This award will go to the individual administrative member of staff who has gone the extra mile to deliver a high quality service to staff and/or students.
Technical Services (TS) staff award (awarded to a TS member of staff only)
This award will go to the individual technical member of staff who has gone the extra mile to deliver a high quality service to staff and/or students.
Team award (awarded to groups within any staff group)
This award will go to an outstanding team working anywhere within the School, who deliver exceptional results by working together as a team to achieve their goals, getting outstanding results.
A group is defined as a unit within one area, several units within a division or members of two or more divisions who have worked together to achieve a goal.
Examples might include:
- Pulling together as a team to maintain service where there is a gap in staffing
- Exceptional effort in responding to a crisis/emergency
- Working beyond what is expected in fulfilling a project which is of significant benefit to the School.
Team awards will not be awarded where the work falls within the usual scope of the role(s) e.g. obtaining grant income.
Equality and Diversity award (awarded to any staff group)
The award will go to the individual member of staff who has gone furthest in working to progress this agenda.
Teaching award (awarded to any staff group)
This award will go to the individual member of staff who has gone furthest to enhance the student experience.
Examples might include delivering stimulating and inspiring teaching; being a fantastic teacher; giving excellent technical support in the lab; an administrator providing much needed pastoral support to a student during a difficult time in their studies; innovative practice through the use of technology.
Research award (awarded to any staff group)
This award will go to the individual member of staff who has gone furthest to enhance the school's research activities.
Examples might include creating major links with other institutions for long term benefits; a research supervisor who provides excellent support; giving support to initiatives that have a School rather than personal benefit; improved patient outcomes; has contributed to research by the technical or administrative support they have given.
The Anne-Marie Dwyer Staff choice award (awarded to any staff group)
This award aims to recognise a member of staff who has gone furthest to make an outstanding contribution to the School of Medicine in the last academic year in any field.
Nominations for this award will be made as follows. Up to six members of staff shortlisted for either the Support Staff Award, the Teaching Award or the Research Award will automatically be nominated for the “Anne-Marie Dwyer Staff Choice Award”. The details of the shortlisted staff members and their contribution will be made available on the school's Workspace. School staff will then be asked to vote for the nominee they feel has gone furthest to make an outstanding contribution to the School of Medicine.
Community/Partnership Award (awarded to staff, students or honorary titles)
This award is given to staff and students and those who have been formally given an honorary title in the School of Medicine.
This award will go to the individual who has:
- Gone furthest in working to develop and improve partnerships with the NHS and other health care providers; and/or
- Has put people and patients at the heart of what we do and/or contributed beyond their immediate role to society and beyond
Examples might include:
- Outreach work e.g. significant contribution to supporting the activities of summer schools or community days
- Engaging with the local community through active volunteering or major fundraising activities;
- Raising patient awareness of research activity and increasing access to patient involvement in research
- Developing initiatives that have made a significant contribution to the local community or one of our local NHS trusts
Examples given above are not exhaustive.
(Updated 30 May 2018)