Vice-Chancellor’s Medal 2015 – nominate now

March 10th, 2015

Following on from the success of the last five years’ Vice-Chancellor’s Achievement Awards, nominations are now open for the new Vice Chancellor’s Medal 2015.

The Medal is for exceptional achievement by staff or students.

All current members of staff and current students at any of the University’s campuses in China, Malaysia or the UK may be nominated for a Vice-Chancellor’s Medal, with the broad criteria for the award set out below.

Criteria for the Medal

  • exceptional achievement in any arena
  • 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

Examples of exceptional achievement by staff include sporting success, leadership of a community project, exceptional service as a school governor, innovation in service delivery, notable curricular innovation or significant research impact of some kind.

Student exceptional achievement could include contributions to Hall or JCR, sporting clubs, student societies, other Students’ Union activities or representation, volunteering in the community, work as a student ambassador, student caller, fundraising (eg Karnival), or some other activity within a school.

Please note: these are just examples and are not intended to limit the grounds on which someone might be proposed for an award.

Nomination and selection process

The nomination and selection process for this round are as follows:

  • the deadline for this round of nominations is Monday 20 April 2015
  • nomination is generally made through Head of School/Department or President of the Students’ Union but anyone else can propose
  • nominations are considered once a year by a panel chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, which also includes the President of the Students’ Union
  • those who are selected by the Committee to receive a Vice-Chancellor’s Medal are presented with a specially created medal and certificate at a University event later in the academic year

How to nominate

Each nomination should include the following information and a brief form is enclosed for your use – download here:

a. Name, school/department and email address of the nominee;

b. A summary of the staff member or student’s employment or registration at the University

c. Confirmation of support from Head of School/Department and/or Students’ Union President and name, position, email address and telephone number of proposer;

d. The proposal for the award of the Vice-Chancellor’s Medal (indicating the nature of the achievement and why it should be recognised in this way). This section should be no more than 300 words but attachments may be added if helpful.

Nominations should be submitted to the Registrar via Helen McGinnis at no later than Monday 20 April 2015.

It is expected that only a small number of Vice-Chancellor’s Medals will be presented in any year making this a very special award for University of Nottingham staff and students. Resubmissions in subsequent years will be accepted.

Dr Paul Greatrix
March 2015

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