About the Vice-Chancellor's Awards

The University of Hertfordshire’s Vice-Chancellor’s Awards marks the annual celebration of the commitments and accomplishments of our staff.

Our people sit at the heart of our strategic plan, enabling us to move closer to achieving our vision of transforming lives.

Through the nominations made by our staff and students, we can recognise and reward the efforts made by individuals and teams who show outstanding commitment to our strategic plan, while displaying all of the qualities that demonstrate our values.

From making small changes that have a big impact, to publishing ground-breaking research, or being an exemplary tutor, all of our staff make a difference.

Who can make a nomination?

Students, staff and employees of University-owned subsidiaries, such as University Bus Ltd and Exemplas, can nominate for the Vice-Chancellor's Awards.

General rules when making a nomination

You can nominate any individual or team who works for the University and its subsidiary owned companies, such as Uno and Exemplas.

The work, for which a person or team is nominated, must have largely taken place in the year of the awards.

The substance of a written nomination for an individual or team cannot be used for more than one award.

The VCA judging panel will not make a second award for submissions that are substantially the same as previously successful VCA nominations.

You cannot nominate yourself or ask anyone to support your nomination.

How to nominate

Nominations will open on Monday 3rd February

All nominations should be supported with reasons explaining why you nominated this person or team. There is a 300 word limit for each nomination. See top tips for a successful nomination. It is worth remembering – our winners are chosen not because of the number of nominations they receive, but on the strength of the information our judges read in the nominations, so make sure your vote counts!

You can nominate until 23.00 Friday 6 March 2020.

Awards panel

Each nomination will be assessed by an awards panel comprising staff from across the University and a member of the Hertfordshire Students' Union. The panel will consider all the nominations before drawing up a list of finalists for each award.

Awards timeline

Vice-Chancellor's Award dates for 2020
DateVCA event
Monday 3 February 2020Nominations open
Friday 6 March 2020Nominations close
April 2020Finalists announced
Thursday 25 June 2020The Awards Ceremony