Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2021

Eight award winners and 16 commendation winners were recognised for their astounding achievements over the past year at an in-person awards event on campus. A new, special award was also announced and awarded for the first time during the ceremony.

Spirits were high at the event, which took place in Eldon Building and saw around 100 attendees, including individual and team winners and their nominators, and commendation winners. Nominators said a few words about the achievements of their nominees before the award winners came up to the stage to accept their certificates and have their photograph taken with the Vice-Chancellor. Afterwards, a celebratory reception was available with food and drink to give colleagues the opportunity to catch up and take more photos.


Click on the images to find out more about each winner.

Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2020

Seven award winners and four commendation winners were originally announced in June highlighting achievements such as bringing science to life for children with visual impairments, developing business ideas to solve climate change, and saving the life of a student who fell ill with meningitis.


It was hoped a formal awards ceremony would be held later in the year, but as that was not possible during the pandemic, a virtual event was held instead with around 70 guests.


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Virtual Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Watch as the Vice-Chancellor celebrates excellence in this annual award ceremony, delivered virtually for the first time for 2020.

Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2019

In 2019 12 awards and 10 commendations were awarded to individuals and teams at a celebration event at the New Theatre Royal, to recognise a range of achievements including supporting students with complex mental health difficulties, showcasing motion capture and virtual realities, raising money for homeless charities, and encouraging students to progress to college and university, who might not otherwise think of doing so.

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence event 2019

Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2018

The first ever Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence celebration event in 2018 saw certificates presented to 14 individuals and teams for a range of initiatives and achievements including delivering CPR training to school children, helping adults with autism find jobs, students providing free legal advice to local residents, and projects raising the profile of the University both in the city and abroad.