Across the University there is a tremendous amount of effort being put into advancing equality and diversity, but in an institution as large and devolved as Oxford these efforts can often go unnoticed. The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards were established in 2018 to make initiatives – and individual commitment – more visible.
Nominations for the 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards are now open. Prizes will be presented at a ceremony at Keble College on Wednesday 13 May.
Nominations should be made using the relevant nomination form (in the right-hand menu) and submitted via email to email@example.com by Friday 28 February.
To see details of previous winners please visit the Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Awards webpage.
Awards will be made to individuals and projects or initiatives in five categories:
Nominations in the Champion or Role Model category are made by others. Nominations in the three project categories should be submitted by individuals or groups with direct involvement in implementing the piece of work.
The awards are open to any current student or member of staff from any part of the collegiate University.
The awards are intended to recognise the work of individuals and groups to promote equality and diversity at the University. Activities may be undertaken in a voluntary capacity or take place outside of the University’s premises but their impact should be on the University’s policy, practice or reputation.
For the purposes of the awards, the definition of diversity is not limited to the protected characteristics under the Equality Act: other characteristics, such as socio-economic diversity, are also recognised.
Nominations in the role model or champion category will be assessed purely on the strength of the supporting statement made in the nominations form.
Nominations in the project categories will be assessed against the extent to which they demonstrate:
Judging will be in two phases: