MVLS in BBSRC final

The College MVLS is one of the ten finalists in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition.

The competition, which formally started in January 2013, aims to recognise institutions that can develop and successfully deliver a vision for maximising impact, alongside a relevant institution-wide culture change.

The winning organisation will receive an award of £0.5M, and a further £0.5M to be awarded at the judge’s discretion to highly commended runners up. 

Institutions who take part in the Excellence with Impact Competition are judged on a number of factors including encouraging Research Organisations (ROs) to develop a vision that supports wide-ranging impact from their research, embedding impact-enhancing strategies and showcasing the impact of excellent research. 

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “I would like to congratulate the College of MVLS on its shortlisting as a finalist in the BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition.

“Through its efforts in impact and in this competition, MVLS has offered the whole of our University a great example on the way in which impact can be used and profiled.”

The MVLS submission was led by Dr Carol Clugston, College Secretary, Professor Graeme Milligan, Dean of Research and Dr Jane Townson, Deputy College Secretary, and has been a primary focus of College activities over the past three years.

Professor Anna Dominiczak, Vice-Principal and Head of College of MVLS said: “I am incredibly proud that MVLS has been shortlisted in this prestigious competition.

“Since beginning our journey in this competition the importance and role of impact has become embedded in every aspect of our College life. What we have achieved over the last few years has been beyond my expectations”.

For further details on College of MVLS participation in the competition, visit
BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition


First published: 1 March 2016

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