NTU to launch Annual Team Awards: Nominations open!

Colleagues from across the University are set to be recognised for their outstanding performance, teamwork and contribution, thanks to NTU’s new Annual Team Awards.

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Nominations are now open for the new Team Awards


Nominating a team you are part of, or nominating other teams, is a great way to showcase and recognise achievements over the last 12 months. We invite all colleagues to nominate teams who have made an exceptional contribution to the University in one of the following 12 categories:

  • Service Excellence

    A team that provides their customers with a top quality experience. Customers include internal services, external organisations, students. The successful team will demonstrate the positive impact their work has had on their customers.

  • Value for Money

    Recognising a team that has improved the efficiency of the University. The successful team should demonstrate how the initiative has added value – has money been saved; have processes been streamlined / enhanced / improved; has quality been enhanced for the same or less cost?

  • Environmental Impact / Sustainability

    Recognising a team that has contributed towards making the University more sustainable and environmentally responsible. This could be for outstanding work that contributes towards the University’s LiFE (Learning in Future Environments) index work.

  • Achievement in Teaching

    Recognising a team that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching, which has had a significant impact on the student learning experience. The successful team needs to evidence and quantify their achievement through NSS results and student feedback measures.

  • Achievement in Research

    Recognising a team that has produced high quality research that enhances the University’s profile either locally, nationally or globally. This could also include those supporting the work of research across the University. The successful team should demonstrate the impact, reach and significance of the research and how it has informed teaching at the University.

  • Technical Team

    Recognising a team of passionate, dedicated technicians, who are committed to excellence in what they do. It could be a team involved in teaching, research, outreach or partnership work, or in ensuring the University continues to deliver its services to a high standard.

  • Promotion of Wellbeing

    Recognising a team that has had a positive impact on staff and/or student wellbeing. This could be as part of a specific project. The successful team should demonstrate the impact on staff and / or students and, where possible, use quantifiable metrics to showcase the success of their work.

  • Collaboration / Partnership Working

    Recognising a team that has worked collaboratively with another team/s to achieve a key initiative. This could be collaboration between different teams within the University or with a partner external to NTU. The successful team should demonstrate the positive impact of the collaboration.

  • Enhancing the student or employee experience

    Recognising a team that has created a high quality student or employee experience at NTU. This could include both teams that work closely with students as well as those who work behind the scenes. The successful team should demonstrate how they have responded to the needs of the student/employee population and added value to their experience.

  • Change and Innovation

    A team that has led or significantly contributed to a change initiative, which has had a positive impact on the way the University operates. This could be the introduction of something new, or significantly changing the way something works. The successful team should demonstrate how the change has benefited the University.

  • International Engagement

    Recognising a team that has helped to internationalise the University. This could be teams that work directly with international students and partners. It could also be teams working hard to internationalise other areas of the University e.g. curriculum, research, catering etc. The successful team should demonstrate the impact their work has had.

  • Achievement in enterprise / entrepreneurialism

    Recognising a team that fosters and promotes a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurialism. This could be for involvement in a specific project / initiative or for ongoing work with students, communities or organisations. The successful team should demonstrate their creativity, innovation, originality and be an inspiration to others.

Nominations should include the positive impact of the work project or initiative and how this work links to one or more of the strategic plan themes.


Awards are open to both academic and professional services teams for their contribution over the previous year. Teams can consist of two or more people and can sit within the same team structurally, or work across Departments / Schools to carry out a particular project or initiative.

Nomination Process

To nominate a team, complete the online nomination form before Monday 25 June.

Paper copies of the form are also available; please contact laura.burton@ntu.ac.uk.


The shortlisted nominees will be announced in July. The awards will be judged by members of the University Executive Team, with winners announced in September, ahead of a celebration event in November.

For enquiries, please contact laura.burton@ntu.ac.uk.

“We are delighted to be launching these awards. This has been an incredibly successful academic year for NTU with the University winning a number of high-profile accolades, including being named the Times Higher Education University of the Year. This success would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of colleagues across the University and these new awards will celebrate teams who have shown outstanding commitment and contribution to improving our University.”

Jayne Billam, HR Director

NTU to launch Annual Team Awards: Nominations open!

Published on 11 May 2018
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