Professional Services Recognition Awards

Guidelines and nominations

Nomination rules

  1. Nominations should reflect activity for the current academic year 2017-18 (ie, starting August 2017).
  2. Nominees must agree to being nominated, and to take part in any publicity related to the event (photography, videos, etc.).
  3. If appropriate, you can enter the same person / project / team across multiple categories. The panel reserve the right to move nominations across categories as appropriate.
  4. Nominees must still be employed by the University of Exeter / FX Plus.
  5. Forms must be fully completed and filled in correctly.
  6. Please adhere to character limits (excluding spaces).
  7. By making a nomination you acknowledge and agree that the event organisers may contact you and / or the nominee.
  8. The panel's decision is final.
  9. Everyone is welcome to enter nominations.
  10. Please include contact details (a full name and either email, location, or phone number) for nominees so we can congratulate them! We would like to contact all nominees individually.

Nominations must be received by 5pm on Thurs 29th March.

Nomination process judging and process

  1. Each category will be adjudicated by a sub-panel comprised of a mix of cross-campus staff and students (including FXPlus representation).
  2. Each sub-panel will recommend a shortlist to a super panel, which will make the final decisions.
  3. A shortlist of candidates will be publicised, and where applicable a public vote will commence.
  4. Results are announced on Friday 22 June at a gala dinner.
  5. The winners for the David Allen Hero / Heroine Award will be selected by a staff and student vote from a shortlist of nominations.

If you wish to volunteer to serve on a category panel, please contact

Guidelines for nominators

Nominations are more likely to be successful if:

  1. Your nomination stands out - why does the individual or team deserve the award?
  2. You don't assume prior knowledge -  set the scene and explain what action the individual or team took.
  3. You clearly explain what difference the nominee's actions made, and what impact this has had.
  4. Nominations are clear and robust - we advise against submitting short or vague nominations (eg, 'Joe Smith is great because he worked very hard on this project').
  5. A high quantity of nominations will not necessarily be an advantage as judges will be looking for quality too.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Hawkes


Phone: 01392 723045