Celebrating Excellent Service: Guidelines for awards

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Two awards to staff in the University, recognising excellent service to both the University and its wider community, are made annually and celebrated at a public event such as Commemoration Day or a Graduation ceremony.  These awards are complementary to existing recognition processes including Reward and Recognition (R&R), long service awards, and awards for teaching and research.

Criteria for the awards

Award for Excellent Service to the University

The University is fortunate to have staff who make a significant contribution to the life and work of the University, going well beyond what is expected from them in their day to day roles.  This annual award is intended to recognise and promote the work of those individuals and teams who go the extra mile to make the University of Glasgow a great place to work or study and make a real contribution to the University’s success.  Nominees will have shown outstanding and sustained service to the University through their actions with evidence of the ensuing benefit clearly outlined and justified in the nomination (see below for how to nominate).

Award for Excellent Community Engagement

The University plays a very significant role in the local and wider community and this award recognises the contribution of individuals or teams in achieving that, impacting upon the University’s reputation.  This annual award, made to an individual and/or a team, is intended to recognise distinctive or extraordinary contributions, above and beyond the normal expectations of good citizenship, to the University’s wider community and/or local environment.  The primary beneficiaries of the work of these individuals and/or teams are expected to be external to the University.  Nominees will have shown outstanding and sustained service to the wider community through their actions with evidence of the ensuing benefit clearly outlined and justified in the nomination (see below for how to nominate).

Who can nominate?

Any member of staff or the student community can nominate.  Self-nomination of staff is permitted and previous nominations may be resubmitted.

How to nominate

Nominations should set out on one side of A4 how the nominee (which may be an individual or a team) has enhanced the reputation of the University referring to each of the following:

  • How much effort, beyond the scope of the nominee’s role, do they give to the activity?
  • How has the University benefited from this activity?
  • How has the nominee’s activity impacted over an extended period of time?

In framing the case please make reference to the nominee’s role and how this activity is over and above normal expectations.

Deadline for nominations

Nominations should be submitted to hr-ppr@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday 30th June 2017.

Selection Panel

The University Services Leadership Team (USLT), comprising of the University Services Executive Directors, together with the College Directors of Professional Service, the Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Secretary and the Directors of Finance and HR, will assess the nominations and agree the awards to be made.

Documentation:

Excellent Community Engagement Form

Excellent Service to the University Form

Process Guide

Frequently Asked Questions