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Manchester Met Staff Awards 2016

Staff Awards 2016 and summer celebration

Staff Awards and summer celebration · a date for your diary

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.

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.

Look out for the official event invitation in June.

Staff Awards order of events

  • 3pm Festival of Manchester Met opens
  • 4pm Drinks and canapés served
  • 5pm Staff Awards Ceremony
  • 6pm After party on 4th floor at the Benzie building

Nominations are now closed

The nominations for this year’s Staff Awards are now closed. All nominations will be submitted to the judging panel for shortlisting. The shortlist will be announced on the Staff Awards website in June.

Winners will be announced at the summer celebration and awards ceremony on Thursday 7 July.

Helpful Tips for completing your nomination

Do:

  • Do provide the nominees or team full name and service area (tip – check using the address book in outlook)
  • Do pick the most relevant category which your evidence supports
  • Do include evidence and real examples to support your nomination

Do not:

  • Do not just tell us they are a nice person or provide a one-sentence answer. This will not provide the panel with evidence.
  • Do not presume the Panel will have any background knowledge on the nominee or team. Their decision will be based only on evidence provided in the nomination forms.
  • Do not copy a colleagues’ nomination or send in duplicate nominations (its quality not quantity!)

Staff Awards categories

  • Best Team

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Outstanding Leadership

    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.

  • Rising Star

    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.

  • Service Excellence

    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.

  • Unsung Hero

    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.

  • 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.

It is important when making your nomination to give clear examples of how the nominee meets the criteria through your own experiences.

Helpful tips

  • Do provide the nominees or team full name (tip – check using the address book in outlook)
  • Do pick the most relevant category which your evidence supports
  • Do provide evidence against all the criteria points within the chosen category.
  • Do not just tell us they are a nice person or provide a one-sentence answer. This will not provide the panel with evidence.
  • Do not presume the Panel will have any background knowledge on the nominee or team
  • Do not copy a colleagues’ nomination or send in duplicate nominations (it’s quality not quantity!)
See the winners of last year’s Staff Awards