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Nominate your colleagues for a Distinguished Achievement Award 2023

08 Dec 2022

This is your opportunity to recognise your colleagues for making an outstanding contribution to our University

Winners of the Distinguished Achievement Awards 2022

Do you know a colleague or team who has made an outstanding contribution to our University? Are they always willing to put in that bit extra to get a job done? Or do they always provide an excellent service or go out of their way to help someone or solve a problem?

This is your opportunity to recognise them by putting them forward for a President’s Distinguished Achievement Award 2023, specifically in the Professional Services and Cultural Institutions’ category.

About the Distinguished Achievement Awards 2023

These annual awards recognise the outstanding work of colleagues and teams across the University.

Award categories include Professional Services and Cultural Institutions’ individuals and teams of the year. Other categories are co-ordinated by Faculties – these include awards for Researchers, Postgraduate Researchers, Postgraduate Taught students, Undergraduate students and Teachers of the year.

There is also a ‘General’ category for when other categories are not appropriate. 

About the awards, Patrick Hackett, Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, said: “Every year we look to recognise and celebrate those special people at our University who work tirelessly to do their jobs well, sometimes in very trying circumstances.

“Each day I’m grateful for the efforts of our staff for their outstanding performances and significant contributions to the University. I am asking for your support with this year’s awards by encouraging you and your colleagues to nominate those deserving of recognition. The teams or individuals can be carrying out any role and they don’t need to have undertaken a new or special project to be considered.

“It doesn’t take long to fill out the form and taking the time to do this will go a long way to making people realise their efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you in advance for either putting a case forward yourself or for helping to spread the word about Distinguished Achievement Awards 2023.”

How to nominate

Professional Services and Cultural Institutions’ category

For the Professional Services and Cultural Institutions’ category there are three individual awards and two team awards.

If you know someone in Professional Services (PS), Museum, Gallery or at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, nominate an individual or nominate a team by filling out the appropriate form.

General category of the Distinguished Achievement Awards 

The General category is to be used only on very rare occasions when the other categories of awards are not appropriate. In such cases a member or staff, a student, lay member of the Board of Governors or close affiliate of the University can be nominated. The General category is designed to recognise sustained and/or exceptional service to the University which is over and above what it normally expected of someone as part of their job, role or course.  

For more information on nominations in this category, please read:

Academic and student categories of the Distinguished Achievement Awards

As in previous years, Faculties will coordinate nominations for Distinguished Achievement Awards in the following categories:

  • Teacher of the Year
  • Researcher of the Year
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year
  • Postgraduate Researcher of the Year

More information