Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards 2017

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The University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards celebrate the wealth of partnerships and initiatives being driven forward by University staff and students to deliver world-changing impact. This year, there are seven categories, reflecting the broad range of excellence in engagement across the University:

  • Best Collaboration (Arts & Culture)
  • Best Collaboration (Policy & Practice)
  • Best Collaboration (Business)
  • Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Giving Back To Glasgow
  • Best Community or Public Engagement Initiative
  • Engaged Researcher of the Year

Full details of each of the categories are provided below, together with nomination forms. Nominations should be submitted to rsio@glasgow.ac.uk and nominations will close at 9am on October 23rd 2017. The awards will be announced on November 30th.

All University staff are eligible to be nominated. Students may be nominated in the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Category. Nominators should be members of staff, and should not be members of the short-listing or awarding panels.

Download a form below:

Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards Nomination Form

Best Collaboration (Arts & Culture)

Awarded to the best project or initiative undertaken in the last year in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Arts & Culture.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic and non-academic partners
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  •  Innovation in project/initiative design

 

Best Collaboration (Policy & Practice)

Awarded to the best project or initiative undertaken in the last year in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Policy & Practice.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic and non-academic partners
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  •  Innovation in project/initiative design

 

Best Collaboration (Business)

Awarded to the best project or initiative undertaken in the last year in collaboration with external, non-academic partners in Business.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic and non-academic partners
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  • Innovation in project/initiative design

 

Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a University of Glasgow student or staff member, who has best demonstrated the attributes of an entrepreneur in the last year.

Criteria:

  • Demonstration of key entrepreneurial attributes: vision, sense of purpose, resilience, flexibility, and confidence.

 

Giving Back to Glasgow

Celebrating the best initiative that has supported the City of Glasgow and her citizens through knowledge exchange, or public or community engagement in the last year.

Criteria:

  • Depth and breadth of partnership between the academic, civic partners, and/or citizens
  • The impact of the project/initiative outputs and outcomes
  • Innovation in project/initiative design

Best Community or Public Engagement Initiative

Celebrating the best in community and public engagement with research at the University, this will be awarded to the community or public engagement initiative that is an exemplar of best practice.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrable change or benefit outside of the academy
  • Innovation in project/initiative design
  • Proactive targeting of underserved audiences

 

Engaged Researcher of the Year

Special award to outstanding individual UoG researcher, who has exemplified the core University principles of engagement, innovation, and impact over the last year, in either knowledge exchange or community/public engagement.

Judging

The Awards follow a judging process whereby nominations are judged against the criteria set out on this page.  Following initial consideration of all nominations, a number will be shortlisted for each Award category. The strongest nominations from the shortlist will then be chosen as the category winners. The decisions of the judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The University reserves the right not to make an Award in any of the categories, in the event that no nominations are received which sufficiently meet the criteria. Shortlisting will be undertaken by the University’s Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement Group, which comprises:

  • Head of Knowledge Exchange, Research & Innovation
  • Head of UK Development, External Relations
  • Head of Careers Service
  • Head of College Research Support, Engineering & Science
  • Deputy Director of College Professional Services, MVLS
  • Research Development Manager, Social Sciences
  • Knowledge Exchange & Impact Manager, Arts
  • Business Development Manager, Research & Innovation

Category winners will be chosen by the Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund panel, which comprises:

  • Vice-Principal, Knowledge Exchange
  • Dean of Research, Engineering & Science
  • Dean of Research, MVLS
  • Dean of Research, Social Sciences
  • Dean of Research, Arts
  • Dean of Public Engagement
  • Jillian Moffat, Head of Open Innovation, Scottish Enterprise

CONFIDENTIALITY

Until shortlisted nominations and Award winners are announced, the results of the judging are confidential. Judges are not permitted to discuss or disclose the contents of nominations outside the confines of Award Panel discussions and meetings.  The names, details and contents of nominations which are not shortlisted will remain confidential.