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One UCL Awards 2020

Recognise, celebrate and reward your colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their roles, contributing to the success of UCL.

Celebrating our staff with the One UCL awards

From across UCL we’ve been hearing how our staff are helping to tackle new challenges, bring laughter to a remote working day and keep essential campus services running during these extraordinary times. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we continue to acknowledge your hard work.

With this in mind, the One UCL staff awards will take place as planned this summer. Previously focused on colleagues in professional services under the “One Professional Services” banner, this year we want to recognise staff from every area of the university. No matter where you work at UCL, we want to hear about your colleagues who deserve to be recognized and celebrated for contributing to our success.

We’ll be in touch about how exactly we plan to celebrate the awards, but for now please nominate your colleagues.

One UCL Awards 2020: Nominations deadline extended

Does somebody you work with deserve to be recognised, celebrated and rewarded for contributing to the success of UCL?

Celebrating our achievements is key to UCL being a great place to work. 

Nominations close on 28 May.

Watch our One PS Awards video

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Nominate your colleagues

We want to hear about the people who demonstrates integrity, outstanding service and commitment to UCL, about the teams who are striving towards UCL’s future and about the incredible things people are doing beyond the boundaries of the institutes and departments of UCL.

This summer, all UCL staff are eligible for nomination. 

Please note that the panel will look each nomination individually. We are looking for quality over quantity and only a limited number of nominations for each nominee will be considered.

Professional Services Award winner Mohamed Kamara

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For the best chance of winning please ensure your submission refers to the relevant award criteria listed below. Only nominations relating to activity this academic year will be considered.

Nominate someone for an award

Award categories and judging criteria:

Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution

Word limit 200 - This award will be presented to a member of staff who is grade 8 or above, to honour and recognise them for their outstanding leadership qualities. Please explain why you are nominating this individual and provide specific examples to show the ways in which they display outstanding leadership qualities.

Ways of Working - Personal Excellence Award

This person demonstrates integrity, outstanding service and commitment to UCL.

Criteria 1: Integrity (word limit 150) - We insist on honesty, inclusion and respect for each other in line with UCL's core values, recognising excellence in different forms. We take full accountability for our actions and lead by positive example.

Criteria 2: Outstanding service (word limit 150) - We take pride in delivering a positive and proactive service to our colleagues and communities, striving for high quality outcomes and smarter ways of working.

Criteria 3: Commitment to UCL (word limit 150) - We are persistent in our shared commitment to our goals, our overall mission, and to taking care of ourselves, our students and each other.

Ways of Working - Working Together Award

This team demonstrates excellent collaboration, communication and shared learning in the way that they work together.  

Criteria 1: Excellent collaboration (word limit 150) - We work creatively in empowered cross-functional teams and partnerships, where we build trust and recognise each other's contributions.

Criteria 2: Communication (word limit 150) - We communicate with intention and clarity, building strong relationships - listening and responding with fairness and compassion.

Criteria 3: Shared learning (word limit 150) - We create learning-focused working environments, where we ask challenging questions, encourage respectful inquiry, seek continuous improvement and development, and value constructive feedback

Ways of Working - Outstanding Individual Contribution to Achieving our Mission

This individual demonstrates that they are striving towards UCL’s future. They demonstrate vision, a sense of ownership and innovation in their work. 

Criteria 1: Vision (word limit 150) - We know why our work is important, and we respond to the 'bigger picture', drawing out opportunities through being ambitious, united and forward-thinking.

Criteria 2: Innovative Practice (word limit 150) - We review our practices and innovate where necessary to use our resources effectively, to achieve our long-term aims and support our objectives.

Criteria 3: Ownership (word limit 150) - We understand our responsibilities for delivering timely and effective outcomes, which we achieve through decisive, clear strategies, and well communicated consultative plans.
 

Ways of Working - Outstanding Team Contribution to Achieving our Mission

This team demonstrates that they are striving towards UCL’s future. They demonstrate vision, a sense of ownership and innovation in their work. 

Criteria 1: Vision (word limit 150) - We know why our work is important, and we respond to the 'bigger picture', drawing out opportunities through being ambitious, united and forward-thinking.

Criteria 2: Innovative Practice (word limit 150) - We review our practices and innovate where necessary to use our resources effectively, to achieve our long-term aims and support our objectives.

Criteria 3: Ownership (word limit 150) - We understand our responsibilities for delivering timely and effective outcomes, which we achieve through decisive, clear strategies, and well communicated consultative plans.

Community Spirit Award

Word limit 200 - This individual demonstrates an example of doing amazing things beyond the boundaries of UCL and makes a personal impact to the broader community. Please provide specific examples to explain the ways in which the individual is making a personal impact on the broader community.

Outstanding Contribution to the Staff Experience

Word limit 200 - This individual brings joy on a day to day basis to my experience as a UCL member of staff. This category is eligible for those who may work at UCL on a contractual basis as well as UCL staff. Please provide specific examples.

Ways of Working

Four of this year’s awards relate to the Ways of Working for professional services. You can find definitions of the Ways of Working around the themes of Personal Excellence, Working Together and Achieving our Mission at www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working. Please use the definitions to support your nominations.

You will find a downloadable overview of the Ways of Working by downloading the wheel and descriptors pdf, and more grade-related detail by looking at the relevant supporting indicators. Explore the categories and tell us how the person you are nominating delivers their work in ways outlined by the framework. 

Professional Services Conference 2020

Photo of the PS conference crowd

We are currently planning this year's event. 

2019 December Professional Services Awards

Group photo of the December 2019 PS Award winners
Congratulations to the winners of December's Professional Services Awards, and well done to everybody who was nominated.