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Award Categories

Each award has specific criteria which the judges use to shortlist the nominations.

Category 1: Delivering Excellence

This award recognises an individual who goes above and beyond, consistently delivering excellence and taking pride in what they do.

We are looking for examples of when a member of staff has gone above and beyond and for whom this excellent behaviour is second nature. This could be anything from providing outstanding support to students to delivering in challenging circumstances.

Prize

£1,000 will be awarded to the winning individual.

Core Value

This award relates to our EXCELLENCE Value

Entry Criteria

Award entries should relate to work undertaken in the period between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The Judging Panel will be looking for details of how this individual has gone the extra mile, any challenges they have overcome and the impact they have made.

Category 2: Community Impact

This award recognises the significant contribution our staff make to the local community and wider society.

We are looking for a project, activity or individual who through engagement with external stakeholders has made a significant impact on communities here in Northern Ireland or further afield. This could be anything from volunteering and community engagement to education and research activity.

This award is open to individuals or teams.

Core Value

This award relates to our CONNECTED Value

Prize

£1,000 will be awarded to the winning individual. If the award is won by a team, £1,000 is available to each member. The prize money is capped at £5,000.

Entry Criteria

Award entries should relate to work undertaken in the period between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The Judging Panel will be looking for details of the project/activity, including evidence of partnership and engagement, and information about the impact it has made on communities.

This award is open to individuals or teams.

Category 3: Innovation

This award recognises an individual or team who has developed an innovative idea that has benefitted a particular department, the University or wider society.

We are looking for someone who has made a difference by coming up with a new idea or changed how things are done. This could be anything from making a suggestion for a new process or a different way of working in your area to developing a new initiative, product or commercial idea.

Core Value

This award relates to our AMBITION Value

Prize

£1,000 will be awarded to the winning individual. If the award is won by a team, £1,000 is available to each member. The prize money is capped at £5,000.

Entry Criteria

Award entries should relate to work undertaken in the period between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The Judging Panel will be looking for details of the innovation, how it was developed and the difference it has made.

This award is open to individuals or teams.

Category 4: Team of the Year

This award is all about collaboration and recognises a group of individuals who, by working together, have made a significant and positive impact.

This can be an established work team or individuals who have come together for a specific project or initiative.

If you have collaborated with partners outside Queen's for a particular project, they can be included in the nomination, however, please note that only Queen's staff members can be named as winners and awarded prize money.

Core Value

This award relates to our CONNECTED Value

Prize

£1,000 is available to each member of the team. The prize money is capped at £5,000. 

Entry Criteria

Award entries should relate to work undertaken in the period between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The Judging Panel will be looking for details of the members of the team, how they worked together, what makes the team special and what impact have they made.

Category 5: Outstanding Leadership

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during the academic year.

This is not necessarily someone in a leadership position, but anyone who has demonstrated leadership, whether that be taking the lead in a specific project or initiative or by responding to change. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in line with any of the key areas of leadership activity and the associated positive behaviours from our Leadership & Management Framework:

  • Self-Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Managing
  • Providing Direction
  • Vision Leadership

Core Value

This award relates to our INTEGRITY and RESPECT Values

Prize

£1,000 will be awarded to the winning individual.

Entry Criteria

Award entries should relate to work undertaken in the period between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

The Judging Panel will be looking for details of how the nominee has demonstrated leadership behaviour, the difference they have made and how they inspired and motivated others.

Category 6: Lifetime Achievement

This award recognises and celebrates the contribution made by a long-serving member of staff to the University.

Nominees should have 15 years' service or more.

Core Value

This award relates to all our five Core Values: INTEGRITY,CONNECTED, AMBITION, RESPECT and EXCELLENCE.

Prize

£1,000 will be awarded to the winning individual.

Entry Criteria

The Judging Panel will be looking for details of the significant and sustained contribution the individual has made to the University and the positive impact they have made.

Nominees should have 15 years' service or more.