About the Vice-Chancellor's Awards
The University of Hertfordshire’s Vice-Chancellor’s Awards marks the annual celebration of the accomplishments of our staff. It is a time for us to take a moment and celebrate the incredible hard work that our people do across the University.
Our people sit at the heart of our strategic plan, enabling us to move closer to achieving our vision of transforming lives.
Through nominations made by our staff and students, we recognise and reward the amazing work of those individuals and teams whose efforts show outstanding commitment to our strategic plan and exemplify our collective values.
Whether that’s through making small changes that have a big impact, publishing ground-breaking research, or being an exemplary tutor, all of our staff make a difference.
Watch our video below to see our Vice-Chancellor and his Deputy surprise our 2021 finalists.
Our staff are recognised across a range of categories:
- Academic Staff Member of the Year
- Business Impact
- Community Contribution Award
- Diversity and Inclusion Award
- Living the Values
- Manager of the Year
- Professional Staff Member of the Year
- Researcher of the Year
- Student Experience Award (also nominated by students)
- Teaching Staff Member of the Year (also nominated by students)
- Team of the Year
- Technical Staff Member of the Year (also nominated by students)
Read more about the criteria for each of our categories
Our judging panel
All staff and students can submit nominations across our range of categories. Once nominations close, they are sent to our judging panel which is made up of 29 judges from different Schools, Business Units, roles, genders, and ethnicities. All judges are required to complete unconscious bias training and must make their decisions against the category criteria and based purely on the nomination itself. The judges create a shortlist before meeting on the main judging day to make their exciting decisions on our finalists and winners.
Each category has three finalists, one winner, and sometimes a list of highly commended individuals who the judging panel wish to recognise.
|Alex Best, Media and PR Officer, Marketing and Communications||Jo Kay, Student Record Procedures and Training Manager, Academic Registry||Richard Matovu, Assistant Educational Technologist, Health and Social Work|
|Daniel Proctor, Assistant Director, Human Resources||Jodie Berry, Executive Assistant, Education||Robin Hill, Support Specialist, Library and Computing Services|
|Danny Graydon, Senior Lecturer (Screen) and |
Context Lead for BA (Hons) Digital Animation,
and CPL for EBAC Brazil, Creative Arts
|Jonathan Morris, Professor of Modern History, Office of the Vice-Chancellor||Rose Temblett, Student Records Procedures and Training Officer, Academic Registry|
|David Connell, Director, Herts Sports Village||Karen Barton, Director, Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre||Rupa Patel, Data Development Consultant, Library and Computing Services|
|Erica Lui, Programme Leader, Create Arts||Lee Jerome, Principle Technical Officer, Life and Medical Sciences||Shane O’Mahony, Lecturer, Law|
|Fazana Farook, Senior Lecturer, Education||Liz Nolan, Director Research Office, Office of the Vice-Chancellor||Sharleni Inbanathan, Student Communications Manager, Marketing and Communications|
|Fiona Souter, Chaplain, Dean of Students||Michael Chapman, Careers and Employment Officer, Enterprise and Business Development||Sharon Prince, Executive Assistant, Estates|
|Haleema Ahmed, Executive Assistant, Law||Oscar Zhou, Lecturer, Humanities||Terry Wright, Assistant, Estates|
|Jacky Roberts, School Business Manager, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science||Pfavai Nyajeka, Senior Academic, Business||Wei Ji, Physics, Principal Lecturer, Engineering and Computer Science|
|Jenny Harrington, Administrator, Human Resources||Rhiannon Ellis, President, Hertfordshire Students' Union|
|Jenny Lorimer, Assistant Associate Dean, Health and Social Work||Richard Balawendar, Senior Lecturer, Business|