Nominations open for the first-ever Widening Participation CoP Awards
10 November 2022
The Widening Participation Community of Practice (CoP) is holding the first awards ceremony to recognise the outstanding staff at UCL who dedicate their time and energy to the Widening Participation (WP) practice area.
The celebration is scheduled to take place on Thursday 8 December 2022 with more details to come regarding the event in due course.
Nominations are currently open to all staff across UCL to nominate themselves or an outstanding colleague working in the WP practice area
Awards will be given out in the following five categories:
An individual, project or team that has worked towards improving WP access to UCL.
Student Success Award
An individual, project or team that has worked towards improving the success of WP students studying at UCL.
School & Communities Award
An individual, project or team that has worked towards building strong relationships or links for WP working with schools or the wider community at UCL.
Progression & Careers Award
An individual, project or team that has worked towards improving progression and career outcomes for students at UCL.
Above & Beyond Award
An individual who has shown outstanding dedication to improving widening participation outcomes at UCL through their attitude, conduct and work both as part of their role and beyond.
The Widening Participation CoP is for staff working proactively to increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds studying at UCL. It was first launched in February 2020 and has since been an active community bringing together staff working in the practice area across both central and local departments at UCL. It is co-led by Senior Access Officer Lauren Gillett, Department Outreach Coordinator & Ogden Science Officer Mark Fuller and Access Manager Caroline Fionda Dedman.
“We are so excited to finally be able to get lots of Widening Participation practitioners in one room and celebrate the fantastic work of everyone working on various parts of WP in our UCL community. The Community of Practice is all about bringing people together, and we are so excited to be able to recognise and reward our members who have shown outstanding commitment to WP."
Lauren Gillett, Senior Access Officer, WP CoP Lead.
Make a nomination
Nominations will be open until Friday 18 November 2022. All staff are free to nominate as many times as they would like and staff are also welcome to nominate themselves, a team or a project.