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Staff Awards

The College’s Staff Awards give us an opportunity to celebrate the success, determination and hard work of our staff. In various categories we recognise outstanding individual and team contributions and celebrate those who go above and beyond.

The awards are for all staff, across teaching and support roles, who have shown unwavering commitment and demonstrated a valuable contribution to College life.

Peer nominations are sought, followed by a rigorous selection process, to determine the winners.

Staff Awards 2021 

Nominations for the Staff Awards 2021 have closed. Staff were encouraged to nominate those who deserve to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to the College, their peers and our students.  .

FE Lecturer of the Year  

This will be awarded to a FE Lecturer who has achieved excellent student attendance, learner engagement and achievement rates. They will actively build strong employer links and provide a great learning experience and career opportunities. The Lecturer will have made a significant contribution to improving quality and outcomes.  

HE Lecturer of the Year  

This will be awarded to a HE Lecturer who has achieved excellent student attendance, learner engagement and achievement rates. They will actively build strong employer links and provide a great learning experience and career opportunities. The Lecturer will have made a significant contribution to improving quality and outcomes.  

Essential Skills Lecturer of the Year  

This will be awarded to an Essential Skills Lecturer who has contributed to improved learner outcomes and demonstrated outstanding classroom practice.  This lecturer will have demonstrated a willingness to support students during what has been yet another disrupted academic year, ensuring all students had access to learning despite technological barriers presented by Covid-19. This lecturer is inspiring and engages their learners – whether they be FE or adult students 

Work Based Learning Lecturer of the Year  

This will be awarded to the WBL lecturer who has evidenced and strengthened employer engagement and continued to improve learner outcomes and sustainability of provision.  

Curriculum Team of the Year  

This will be awarded to the curriculum team in recognition of their outstanding contribution to engagement and collaboration internally and external to the College. They will have shown significant engagement with external stakeholders that has provided new or improved collaborative working opportunities for the College, staff and/or students. As well as engagement with new ideas and sectors which have previously been unexplored, either internally to the College or with external stakeholders.  The Curriculum Area Manager (CAM) for the winning team will have shown great leadership and direction, empowering their staff and helping drive the team’s success. 

Course Promotion of the Year 

To recognise the course teams who put exemplary effort in to promoting their own provision to ensure enrolment success through use of social media, prospective student pipeline and stakeholder engagement. The winning team will exhibit innovation and creativity in their approach to course promotion. 

Customer Service Team Member of the Year 

This will be awarded to a person in a customer service role, whether internal or external facing, who has a pleasant, helpful and energetic approach. They continue to perform to the highest standard and communicate effectively, making the customer feel valued. 

Student Support of the Year  

This will be awarded to the colleague who most embodies the College value of student-focus. They work to provide students with a life-changing, supportive and innovative experience.  

Support Team Member of the Year   

This will be awarded to the support team member who is an ‘unsung hero’ and frequently goes the extra mile to achieve not just within their own area, but in other areas.  They will produce a consistently high standard of work and take pride in their role both at departmental and wider college level.    

Support Team of the Year  

This will be awarded to a support team in recognition of their outstanding contribution to engagement and collaboration internally and/or external to the College. They will have shown significant engagement with stakeholders that has provided new or improved collaborative working opportunities for the College, staff and/or students. As well as engagement with new ideas and sectors which have previously been unexplored, either internally to the College or with external stakeholders.  

Peer Support of the Year  

This will be awarded to the person who is selfless in their pastoral support of fellow colleagues. They are encouraging of their peers and exemplify the College’s values. They are well respected and known for mentoring, empowering and supporting colleagues, taking time to help and motivate where they can. 

New Start of the Year  

This will be awarded to a colleague who has joined the College since August 2020 and made an immediate impression. The person will have integrated into College life, built fantastic relationships and has a can-do attitude when faced with new challenges.   

Bright Star – Digital Champion of the Year  

This will be awarded to a bright star who is recognised for their innovative use of technology to enhance learner outcomes or enable improvements in their department.  

Team Player of the Year   

This will be awarded to a Team Player to recognise and encourage collaboration. The person will actively contribute to their team in order to complete tasks, meet goals or manage projects. They actively listen to their colleagues, respect ideas and aim to make improvements for everyone. 

Previous Staff Award Winners

2020 Award Winners
2018 Award Winners