Award Categories

Please choose the most appropriate category for your nomination. Remember, one well-written nomination with plenty of supporting evidence is better than several which contain little or no information.

Director's Award

The Director of Campus Services Award is for an individual or team, who has consistently demonstrated the Professional Services Values, to enrich lives of our students, staff and key stakeholders.

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Providing Outstanding Student Experience Award

Recognition of an individual or team, who has gone over and above their day to day role - where staff are empowered to take additional responsibility in order to support students to excel in their learning and/or research. 

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Collaborative Working Award

Recognition of an individual or team, who have actively sought collaborative working opportunities throughout Campus Services and the wider University to maximise the impact, on the University Community, of business as usual or a specific project. This individual or team will demonstrate a ‘Team of Teams’ approach to work.  

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Team of the Year Award

Recognition of a team who have continually embodied the Birmingham Professional Values to improve their service. A team who are ambitious to be the best they can be, using innovation and technology to support progress. A team where everyone feels empowered to be responsible for their actions and not afraid to make mistakes.

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Best Customer Service Award

Not all customers of Campus services are students.  This award recognises an individual or team who engage with the wider University Community. 

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Individual of the Year

Recognition of an individual who lives and breathes the professional values, someone who constantly promotes Campus services and is open about the great work, they and everyone else undertakes.

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Most Innovative Team/Individual of the Year

Recognition of an individual or team who have embraced innovative initiatives demonstrating ambition to be the best in their field both within HE environments and beyond.

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Hero Award

Recognition of an individual, who makes a substantive yet sometimes unrecognised contribution unaware of the impact they have on the lives of their colleagues or the wider University Community.  An individual who is open and supportive, while being professional and effective.

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Most Sustainable Initiative of the Year

Recognition of an individual or team, who have actively reviewed working practises and processes to make them as sustainable as possible.

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Nomination guidelines

How do I nominate someone for the Campus Services Awards?

  • Decide which category is the best fit.
  • Find the online nomination form at, or collect a paper form from Rachel Dearn (in the office opposite Simon Bray in University Centre).
  • Write your nomination. Your supporting statement must be 50-200 words long, and you need to complete all sections of the form.
  • Submit your entry by midnight 8th April 2022. Paper forms can be posted in the internal post, addressed to Rachel Dearn. 

What makes a good nomination?

  • Give clear evidence. General statements like ‘they’re reliable and effective’ don’t tell the judges enough. Pick out real examples: the new initiatives they introduced when they took ownership of a tough project; the time their can-do attitude to a problem really stood out in your memory.
  • Read the award criteria several times. Make sure your statement shows how your nominee fits the bill.
  • If it helps you to structure your thoughts, remind yourself of Campus Services values. Think of examples which demonstrate your nominee living up to those. 
  • Be honest. All information you give must be accurate and true.
  • Keep your statement to the word count. If it’s outside this, it won’t be considered.
  • Submit by the deadline! That means before midnight on 8th April 2022.

Our Shared Values

These values are key to helping Campus Services support the core pillars of the University's Strategic Framework:

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