Vice Chancellor's Awards

Each year ARU publicly celebrates and rewards outstanding contributions made to the achievement of our ambitions.

If you’ve demonstrated a positive attitude and done something which is ambitious, imaginative and/or collaborative, we want to hear all about it.

The Awards apply to all who work here and we positively encourage nominations from individuals and teams whose work might not be as visible as others', but whose contribution is essential to our success.

Successful nominees will receive £2,000 (£4,000 for teams) to reinvest in their faculty or service; a framed certificate and a lapel pin. They and their partner will be invited to the annual Staff Awards Dinner on Thursday 3 September 2020.

VC Award categories

Excellent Education

Awards in this category seek to celebrate individuals or teams who have contributed to our ambition for ‘an outstanding and inclusive educational experience for our students’.

Nominations are required for the following awards:

  • Early Career Excellent Education
  • Sustained Excellence in Education
  • Outstanding Leadership in Education
  • Award for Collaborative Activities

Outstanding Research and Innovation

Awards in this category seek to celebrate individuals or team who have contributed to our ambition for ‘transformative research and innovation’.

Nominations are required for the following awards:

  • Early Career Outstanding Researcher
  • Outstanding Established Researcher
  • Outstanding Doctoral Supervision
  • Outstanding Research Impact
  • Outstanding Business Collaboration

Outstanding Professional Contributions to ARU

Awards in this category seek to celebrate contributions which help to create a vibrant university community of students, staff and the wider ARU community; distinctive and people-facing approaches to solving challenges; effective, efficient and sustainable use of resources and being innovative.

Eligibility criteria

Colleagues from all professional services as well as academic staff are eligible to apply for a Vice Chancellor's Award.

The Awards will be interpreted in the broadest sense subject to the VC Award Guidance for each category.

Guidance and application forms

Please read the relevant VC Award Guidance document (below) carefully and then complete the respective application form.

 

+ VC Awards for Excellent Education

 

+ VC Outstanding Research and Innovation Awards

 

+ VC Awards for Outstanding Professional Contributions to ARU

 

Submitting an application

A full application (nomination and supporting statement) must be emailed to staffawards@aru.ac.uk  by the submission dates below.

Please use the subject line Vice Chancellor's Award (name of category).

Supporters must receive nominations by 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020 to allow them time to complete their supporting statements.

The full application (nomination and statement) must be emailed to staffawards@aru.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 1 May 2020.

Please direct any inquiries to Dr Jaki Lilly