• Loredana Faraon

    Operations Manager

    Corporate Affairs

    Lori’s role requires her to work with a wide variety of people both internally and externally. She does this with a quiet and modest authority that is impressively effective. Her efficiency in her role resulted in her working as programme manager on the internationalisation strategy project, in which she manages to keep a wide range of people on track. Both the PVC International and the OBI Director would happily admit that there are times where they are more than happy to turn things over to Lori to virtually run the show, knowing that the job will be done better than they could do it themselves. She empowers everyone else to stay connected both with each other and with the job in hand. She is always cheerful, a pleasure to work with. A rising star.


    Simonetta Manfredi

    Director of Diversity Policy Research

    HR

    Simonetta exemplifies connectedness. Simonetta is the Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice – an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional centre which specialises in research and knowledge exchange in the area ofequality and diversity management in the workplace. Under Simonetta’s leadership, the centre is now at the forefront ofapplied diversity policy research in the HE sector and her work has had a transformative effect on practice in UK universities and beyond to promote gender equality. The key to this is Simonetta’s extensive network of leaders and practitioners which she uses proactively to foster improvements in management practice. This ensures that her research is translated into action to promote equality in the workplace.


    Beth Hill

    University Events Manager

    Corporate Affairs

    Beth is the very essence of connectedness. While at Brookes she has built up contacts and links with people both within and outside the University that benefit the organisation enormously.

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    Ahmed Masoud

    Business Development Manager

    Corporate Affairs

    Ahmed took on the newly created role two years ago working in particular with the Faculties of Business and TDE. He also had responsibility for working on cross-faculty Trans National Education.

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    Cyrus Mower

    Business Analyst

    OBIS

    Cyrus takes the lead on liaising with student winners of the Brookes App competition. Using his analytical mind he can embellish the idea with the student to reach an app design that is creative, polished and functional.

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    Sally Wells

    Head of Administration and Support Services

    TDE

    Sally leads and empowers her team to think of new ways of working and engaging more actively in the life of the University, she is a great line manager, has attention to detail and is not only focused on the experience of students but also of staff. Effective, enthusiastic, collaborative and thoughtful, she’s always willing to try new ideas and take on new challenges. She has developed a deep understanding of her teams, their capabilities and how they can work together to deliver great experiences for staff and students.


    Lisa Hale

    Senior Lecturer

    Corporate Affairs

    She not only demonstrates a rock-solid confidence in her own performance and abilities but inspires self-confidence in students and colleagues around her too.

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    Joe Parton

    Intern

    Corporate Affairs

    It seems that whenever a departmental colleague phones unexpectedly it is to ask for Joe's help: he has transformed from a star student ambassador to a star intern.

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    Belinda Platt

    Head of Academic Office

    ASA

    She was the breath of fresh air and beam of light that Student Central needed - smart, confident, fair - she really made us into the team we are today.

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    Adam Warwick

    Receptionist

    EFM

    Despite this being his first year as a warden, Adam has gone above and beyond during some very difficult times. We have had huge issues which Adam has had to help deal with.

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    Kate Williams

    Head of Upgrade Study Advice Service

    ASA

    Kate Williams is the embodiment of all the Brookes guiding principles. Her contribution has a direct, positive and lasting effect on students and staff across the University. Her generosity of spirit has consistently involved her redefining and extending the parameters of her role as Head of Upgrade. She demonstrates confidence in her team: Kate steps back so her team can step forward. Kate has connections throughout Brookes and liaises across the faculties to tailor-make sessions and resources. She uses her wisdom and extensive external network in disseminating her knowledge to the wider educational community.


    Laura Banville

    Programme Support Adviser

    ASA

    Student experience is always at the forefront of Laura’s mind and she takes pride in her work and the work of the wider team to achieve high standards and meet critical deadlines.

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    Barbara Eichner

    Senior Lecturer in Music

    TDE

    It is hard to imagine anybody ‘going the extra mile’ in the way that Barbara does. She makes great personal sacrifices in order to dedicate herself to Brookes.

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    Alex Goody

    Professor in 20th Century Literature

    HSS

    She has been the linchpin in times of crisis for several of us individually, and for the department as a whole.

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    Helen Walthall

    Programme Lead for Advance Practice

    HLS

    She is always ready to go the extra mile for her colleagues and students, and it is high time her commitment and exceptional talents are publicly acknowledged and rewarded.

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    Georgina Spary

    Business Intelligence Manager

    Corporate Affairs

    The Strategic and Business Planning Office has taken some of the credit for the success of the Academic Performance Tracking Tool (APTT) but it is no exaggeration saying that the revolution for Brookes that this tool represents would not have been possible without George. The tool embodies George’s imagination, vision, expertise and determination. She is a limitless source of ideas for combining diverse but connected data sources to produce valuable insights. She has suggested ways that, in time, we could join data from finance with student and staff data to be able to examine financial viability of the academic delivery. Simply put a funny, clever and warm colleague, who produces hugely valuable contributions day in and day out.


    Peter Andrew

    Applications Developer

    OBIS

    Peter conceived and developed a new way of delivering exam results for students that can dynamically grow with demand. He has successfully delivered this to strict deadlines and the result has been a much improved service.

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    Louise Hughes

    Bio-imaging Unit Researcher & Microscopist

    HLS

    Louise has gone beyond the core duties of her role and achieved great things for Brookes through numerous outreach activities.

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    Anna Nekaris

    Professor in Anthropology

    HSS

    She has achieved considerable enterprising creativity that reflects very well on the research and teaching at Brookes.

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    Sarah Warwick

    Post & Distribution Manager

    Corporate Affairs

    Since Sarah arrived at Brookes she has thrown herself into managing the Print and Distribution unit to an outstanding level.

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    Beth Hill

    University Events Manager

    Corporate Affairs

    Beth’s outstanding hard work and achievements are a source of pride and inspiration to all of us. Beth’s willingness to go above and beyond is well known, and her ideas and contributions make a real difference! It takes enormous time and energy to organise events like Live Friday, the inauguration of the Vice Chancellor or weekly open lectures. Beth always makes it a great success. Her work is exceptional and has a great impact on raising a positive profile of the University. We all can count on her to go that extra mile. She bakes for us, she sings for us, she laughs with us and she makes us feel good.


    Carol Beadle

    Manager Centre for Health, Medicine & Society

    HSS

    Carol has always been able to relate to and empathise with others. She always sees the good and positive, and affirms it. Colleagues notice when she is not at work and miss her presence.

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    Chris Beck

    Business Support Manager

    HSS

    Whether it is helping colleagues with travel arrangements, assisting staff to complete claim forms or their work load plans or helping new colleagues settling in, Chris is always approachable and helpful.

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    Eleanor Lowe

    Senior Lecturer in Drama

    HSS

    Eleanor's commitment to her colleagues and students is second to none. She exemplifies generosity of spirit on a daily basis.

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    Martin Sawyer

    Senior Curriculum Support Technician

    HSS

    Martin is held in high regard by academic colleagues and students alike. His selfless and unassuming work at Brookes is mirrored by his outside activities as a scout leader and school governor.

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    Programme Leads in Healthcare

    HLS

    The programme leads in the Clinical Health Care Departmentwork tirelessly to improve the student experience, to support their staff and show commitment to Brookes. The NSS and employability scores for their programmes are testament to this hard work, with our graduates being sought over others in many health professions. The team is the outward face of Brookes to the health regulatory bodies, health care providers as well as our associate college partners. This is crucial to ensure local health care employers have confidence in Brookes and in the graduates we are providing for the workforce of the future. I have utmost confidence in all of them to be role modelling the guiding principle of confidence to students, staff and the external world.


    Brookes Restaurant

    Faculty of Business

    Brookes Restaurant is a fantastic example of Brookes' confidence in its excellence as a University, and this is led by its team of fantastic staff.

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    OBIS

    OBIS

    They lead the way with improvements to information systems and creating mobile/agile tools for teaching and learning.

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    HR/Payroll

    HR

    The team of staff from HR and Payroll have been working together for the past two years on preparations for the new system. Based in Kennett House, their work is not always visible and they do not have day-to-day support and interaction with other colleagues. The volume of work has been enormous and at times the pressure to meet deadlines has been tough. The team has worked tirelessly throughout 2015 to bring the project to the point that we were able to attempt a parallel run. They have done this willingly, sacrificing time with family and friends, to ensure the success of the project. Their selfless commitment is crucial to the success of this project.


    Caretakers at Wheatley

    EFM

    They never fail to give a positive impression to all staff and guests of the University. You always feel like they are happy and want to help with anything.

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    Events Management

    Corporate Affairs

    This year they excelled even more than normal; faced with staff turnover and unexpected challenges, Beth and Martina stepped into the gap with enthusiasm, energy and a willing smile.

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    Taught Programmes Team

    ASA

    They are a team that goes the extra mile, one that strives to support one another and to work together in a supportive and collaborative way, and that has resulted in a team that is an absolute pleasure to have been a part of.

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    Dr Ye Xu and Peter Dent

    TDE

    Dr Ye Xu and Peter Dent are nominated for their successfuldevelopment and delivery of two major international professional training programmes in China and South East Asia, which are now significant income streams for the department. The RICS Adaptation Qualifying Certificate in Advanced Valuation (QCAV) was a pioneering development which needed significant dedication and resilience from Peter and Ye to successfully develop and deliver. The Certificate of Real Estate Investment (CREIF) programme involves a partnership with the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), headquartered in Singapore. It is a unique programme combining distance learning with case study workshops conducted by leading industry practitioners.


    HSS Admin Managers

    HSS

    They have succeeded in improving the student experience, integrating administrative support across the faculty, and providing more flexible and responsive services.

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    TDE Marketing

    TDE

    The pioneering 2014 Undergraduate Virtual Open Day, the active recruitment of a long series of Brookes Interns and the pro-active approach to Social Media are just three examples of truly enterprising creativity.

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    Brookes UTC Project Team

    Mixed

    The project team that created the new Swindon University Technical College (UTC) in September 2014 worked tirelessly to overcome challenges to ensure the project happened on time and was successful. The project was genuinely a multi-dimensional team encompassing the breadth of the University. Starting from a blank sheet and working in partnership with Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, and with support from DfE and local employers, the UTC now provides a facility to educate and train engineers and entrepreneurs aged 14 to 19. It mirrors our history and the ethos of John Henry Brookes and truly represents connectedness, where a group of colleagues connected together to make this major project happen.


    Brookes Sport Botley

    EFM

    They provide excellent support to one another as well as the student teams who use the facilities.

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    Switchboard Team

    EFM

    They have made a substantial effort as a team to make links across the University, with members of the team attending meetings with staff from an incredibly diverse range of departments.

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