Supportive colleagues and research culture celebrated in UofG prize nominations

Last month saw the first set of nominations for the University’s new research culture awards, which recognise collegiate behaviour and activities that contribute to a positive culture. We received 33 submissions, which ranged across subject areas, career stage and staff groups.

The Vice Principal for Research, Professor Miles Padgett, said: “I am really excited by the response to this call, and by the variety of initiatives that have been nominated across all of our Colleges, celebrating the activities of academic, technical, and administrative staff.

"I am especially proud to see the sheer number of supporting statements that were secured for each nomination. This is a marker of collegiality in itself. I don’t know why I am surprised, as collegiality is the ethos that the University of Glasgow is known for!”

Christine Barr, Executive Director of Human Resources, commented: “Our strategic ambition as a University is to create an inclusive, high-performance and enabling culture in which staff are supported to succeed in the ambitions of their chosen career route.

"I am hugely encouraged to see so many colleagues engaging with this award, and assisting each other with their nominations. Success in research will increasingly be enabled by an inclusive culture in which staff with different disciplinary backgrounds and skill sets work together. I highly commend this positive contribution to furthering our University’s people strategy.”

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to put in a nomination. The four winners will receive their prize at the annual summer awards ceremony hosted by the Principal on 10 June. We will also share stories, ideas and good practice from the nominations across the institution and more widely.

First published: 10 May 2019