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Award Categories

There are 7 DOCA award categories; these include:

  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Inspiring Leader
  • Unsung Hero(s)
  • Continued Excellence (indvidual)
  • Collaboration and partnership working (team)
  • Inspiring innovation
  • Supporter of the Year
Award CategoryAn opportnity to recognise and reward
Newcomer of the Year

an individual who is new to their role and has already made a positive impact. This colleague will have been in post for less than 18 months and have;

  • delivered an outstanding piece of work or consistently delivered an excellent performance that has made a positive impact on their area of work;
  • exemplified the DSE values – integrity; single team; flexible and open to change; own what we do.
Inspiring Leader

a line manager, team leader, project manager or Head of Service. This inspirational colleague will;

  • motivate, inspire and empower individuals and/or teams to achieve their goals;
  • support individuals and/or teams to fulfill their potential.
Unsung Hero(s)

an individual and/or team whose contribution to DSE is invaluable, but perhaps goes unnoticed. This award changes that by recognising dedicated people, who are;

  • committed to providing help and support to their colleagues;
  • always working diligently behind the scenes to support DSE activities and objectives.
Continued Excellence (Individual) For an individual who delivers an exceptional ‘first mile’ - it’s not just about going the extra mile but;
  • putting in a consistently excellent core performance;
  • showing commitment in pursuit of supporting DSE activities and objectives.
Collaboration and Partnership Working (Team)

a team who truly embodies the spirit of team work. As a team they will;

  • demonstrate collaboration and partnership working within their Division, across the DSE, with colleagues in other areas of the University or with external contacts;
  • show commitment as a team in pursuit of supporting DSE activities and objectives.
Inspiring Innovation

an individual and/or team who have utilised creativity in the pursuit of service enhancement. This category recognises colleagues who;

  • have utilised innovation and creativity to develop brand new or significantly improve existing processes, methods, systems, products or services;
  • have added value to their area of work through their innovation and creativity.
Supporter of the Year

an individual and/or team from within the university community, but outside of the DSE, who;

  • are always willing to help and support DSE colleagues;
  • have delivered an outstanding piece of work or consistently deliver an excellent performance that enables us to deliver DSE activities and objectives.