This year the University will be hosting its fourth Manchester Met Staff Awards and summer celebration event on Thursday 7 July at the Manchester campus.
The summer party will be an informal social occasion for staff from across the University, with music, entertainment, fizz and canapés and an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of colleagues as they are presented with their Staff Awards. The ceremony will be hosted by Gordon Burns (BBC North West Tonight, The Krypton Factor).
There will also be a ‘Festival of Manchester Met’ showcasing the achievements and work of all faculties and professional service teams from across the University, taking place in the Business School, and further celebrations on the roof terrace of the Benzie building after the ceremony.
Winners will be announced at the summer celebration and awards ceremony on Thursday 7 July.
This category is for staff who have begun their career at Manchester Met in the last three years and is not age specific. This award recognises an individual member of staff who stands out as a real asset, makes a significant contribution to their team or area of work, and is recognised as having potential to be a leader or role model of the future.
This award recognises a collection of individuals who, through working together, have made a significant and positive impact. This could be an established work team, or a collection of individuals from different areas who have worked collaboratively on a project or initiative. The award recognises a team that as a whole, and every member of the team individually, continually strives for excellence, consistently provides exceptional support to other teams and/or students and demonstrates excellent team-working.
Note: In nominating a team for this award you should give the correct title of the team. The membership of nominated teams will be checked with the team managers by the award organisers and those staff listed, who are working at Manchester Met at the time of the award event, will be included in the nomination.
Outstanding Innovation in Learning and Teaching
This award recognises an individual who places innovative high quality learning and teaching at the heart of their work, raises the profile of teaching excellence, and is a model of best practice for all teaching staff at Manchester Met.
This award recognises an individual who works diligently in the background, for whom no job is too much trouble and who anticipates customer and/or colleagues needs.
Exceptional Team Member
This award recognises an exceptional team member who puts the interests of the team first, fosters an excellent team spirit and is invariably co-operative, helpful and supportive.
This award recognises an exceptional individual who demonstrates high standards of professionalism, serves as a role model in the provision of excellent service and goes out of their way to put the customer first, often outside the limitations of their own role.
Exceptional Contribution to the Student Experience
This award recognises an outstanding contribution to the educational environment of the University and the support of students in either their academic or wider university life. The award covers all aspects of the student experience, including ‘behind the scenes’ work.
The award is open to individuals at any level who have a leadership responsibility and includes all types of line-managers and supervisors. The award focuses on the individual’s success in motivating, inspiring and empowering their team and enabling them to succeed.
The Staff Awards judging panel is made up of staff from across Manchester Met:
Wendy Wright OBE Board of Governors (Chair)
Adam Bowles Director of Human Resources
Julie Griggs Head of Talent and Resourcing
Nicoletta Di Ciolla Principal Lecturer, Languages, Information and Communications
Ian Roberts Principal Lecturer, Manchester School of Art
Rebecca Lawthom Professor, Psychology
Pauline Ford Director of Faculty SAS and Deputy Registrar
Stephen Bloye Assistant Director of Facilities
It is important when making your nomination to give clear examples of how the nominee meets the criteria through your own experiences.