Professional Services Recognition Awards 2019


This year's panellists were thrilled to read a fantastic breadth of nominations from more than 500 submissions for individuals and teams across all of this year’s categories. This is our highest ever nomination total and a testament to the outstanding work undertaken by our professional services colleagues.

These awards complement the University Above and Beyond Scheme, and colleagues who have received multiple Above and Beyond awards will also be invited to attend the ceremony as a thank you for their hard work.

Please see below to view the shortlisted candidates in each category. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 28 June.  


Ambition has driven us to where we are today, and will help us to sustain our position within the Global 100. 

NomineeService (College)

Cecilia Manosa Nyblon

 Innovation, Impact and Business
Jonathan Cresswell  People Services
Isabel Castle College of Life and Environmental Sciences


We relish challenge and reach for the previously unachievable.

NomineeService (College)

NMC Nursing Accreditation Team (Lara Whiteman, Claire Westwood, Robby Gee and Sarah Dobson)

College of Medicine and Health
College of Medicine and Health Interview Expansion Project Communication and Marketing Services
FX Plus Caretaking Team FX Plus Staff (Penryn) 


We work at our best in active collaboration among students, colleagues and external partners.

Nominee   Service (College)
Degree Apprenticeship Team Innovation, Impact and Business/Education and Student Support
Simon Pardoe Education and Student Support
WP Champions Communication and Marketing Services,  Education and Student Support, Global Advancement, Policy, Planning and Business Intelligence


An award for support and inspire each other to be the best that we can be.

NomineeService (College)

Sue O'Hara

Education and Student Support 
Jo Smithson College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Rob Randall College of Humanities, Education and Student Support


An award to recognise a colleague or team who has made the exceptional happen requires disruptive thinking, fresh ways of working and solutions with impact.

NomineeService (College)

Paul Brookes

Campus Services

Anthony Cockell

Estate Services
Exeter Scholars

Communication and Marketing Services


An award to recognise a colleague or team who strives to reach the highest standards of scholarship and service.

NomineeService (College)

Catriona Taylor

Education and Student Support (Penryn)

Lizzie Sherwood

 Education and Student Support

Andy Robinson

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Emma Tranter, Jo Smithson, Kate Wannell, Laura Shears, Rebecca Thomson

College Operations

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Award

An individual or team who have made a big contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at the University. 

NomineeService (College)
Rachel Winzer and Jen Fook Vice-Chancellor and Registrar and Secretary's Office
Sarah Downing College of Medicine and Health
Jess Hurrell Innovation, Impact and Business
Shraddha Chaudhary and Tinashe Verhaeghe People Services, Research Services

Registrar's Roddy Ross Award for Innovation

An award for an individual or team who have shown great creativity and innovation to develop a new way of working.

NomineeService (College)

Hubs Project

College Operations, Education and Student Support, Strategic Delivery Unit

Louise Vennells 

 College of Medicine and Health

Adele Dawson

Innovation, Impact & Business


Apprentice of the Year Award

An award for an individual who has been the University's Apprentice of the Year.

NomineeService (College)
Amelia Ware People Services
Amber Bassett The Business School
Fran Brandi Campus Services


David Allen Hero of the Year Award

An award for an individual who has made the best contribution to the University either by making a difference behind the scenes, or inspiring colleagues to do the best they can. Have a look at why this year's nominees were put forward by visiting the David Allen Hero of the Year Award page.

NomineeService (College)
Claire Keyte College of Humanities, Research Services
Eli McCutchion College of Humanities

Catriona Taylor

Education and Student Support (Penryn) 
Alan Orgee Estate Services
Chris Evans Innovation, Impact and Business

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the PSRA organising team:

If you have a question regarding the University's Above and Beyond scheme please contact