Vice-Chancellor’s Medal – nominations now open

January 30th, 2017

Following on from the success of recent years, a call for nominations for the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Medal is now underway.

The Medal is awarded for exceptional achievement by staff or students.

Any current member of staff or current student at any of the University’s campuses in China, Malaysia or the UK may be nominated for a Vice-Chancellor’s Medal.

Criteria for the award of the Medal

  • Exceptional achievement in a particular arena
  • Outstanding contribution to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in University life
  • 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 club, student society, other Students’ Union activities or representation, volunteering in the community, as a student ambassador, student caller, fundraising, or some other activity within a School.

Please note, these are just examples and 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 is as follows:

  • The deadline for this round of nominations is Friday 3 March
  • Normally nomination is 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 includes the President of the Students’ Union in its membership
  • Those who are selected by the Committee to receive a Vice-Chancellor’s Medal are presented with a specially created medal and certificate at an appropriate University event during the academic year

Make a nomination

Download a nomination form. Completed nominations should be submitted to the Registrar via no later than Friday 3 March.

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.

Image: Vice-Chancellor’s Medal winners 2016

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