2018 winners and shortlist

Generosity of Spirit Individual Award

Catherine Foley

Winner: Catherine Foley

Student Support Coordinator, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"Catherine is an exceptional colleague who cares and supports both students and staff alike. The way she deals with students should be seen as the gold standard. She is always approachable, friendly, supportive, caring and thorough."

Sharon Manclark

Sharon Manclark

Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"Sharon is a mine of information, knowledge and experience and is unstinting in her generosity when it comes to sharing this with others. She works incredibly hard to deliver a great service to colleagues, students and visitors to the faculty."

Andy King

Andy King

Partnership and Placements Manager, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"Andy works tirelessly to support placements across the faculty, undertaking a huge range of activities to support students and academic colleagues in achieving employability goals. He has also been a huge support to me during a period of significant change and reduced staffing."

Generosity of Spirit Team Award

Clive Booth Team

Winner: Clive Booth Team

Directorate of Estates and Campus Services

"It would be wonderful for the team at Clive Booth to receive some recognition for their hard work and team spirit.They do an outstanding job, always going above and beyond their duties, particularly over the summer period."

TDE Wheatley Programme Admin Team

TDE Wheatley Programme Admin Team

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"The TDE Wheatley Programme Administrators have worked together brilliantly as a team during a period of significant change and upheaval, and welcomed new team members with generosity and warmth."

Headington Campus Services Team

Headington Campus Services Team

Directorate of Estates and Campus Services

"The Campus Services Team at Headington look to remove obstacles or at least navigate a way around the obstacles so that they can truly be of assistance to the University community."

Confidence Individual Award

Michael Hill

Winner: Michael Hill

Programme Lead - Undergraduate Programmes, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"Michael has made a significant contribution in his leadership of the undergraduate construction programmes in the School of the Built Environment to the point where the programmes are ranked fifth in the Building subject league table of The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide."

Clare Fitzpatrick

Clare Fitzpatrick

Head of Examinations, Directorate of Academic and Student Affairs

"Clare has repeatedly delivered outstanding flawless graduation ceremonies to countless thousands of our students and their families and friends, giving our students a fantastic final farewell and securing Oxford Brookes' reputation as an institution that puts the experience of our students first."

Faz Syed

Faz Syed

Timetabling, Facilities and Services Officer, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"Faz is a great example of confidence in action. He has revolutionised the effectiveness of faculty timetabling in TDE, and 'made it his own' through establishing clear, straightforward processes and getting colleagues onboard with his self-assured approach."

Confidence Team Award

Estates Project and Space Planning Team

Winner: Estates Project and Space Planning Team

Directorate of Estates and Campus Services

"No team has done more to change the face of Brookes. The Estates team have delivered some truly fabulous spaces; to note in particular Clerici and the labs in Sinclair. They are empowering colleagues to think about current working practices and have provided new spaces that are changing how people work."

The MBA Team

The MBA Team

Oxford Brookes Business School

"The team have had the confidence to take full responsibility for its own admissions, and the development and management of a bespoke Customer Relationship Management system. It has empowered its administration and academic teams to conduct recruitment and hence analysis of application, interview and conversion activities."

PR Team

PR Team

Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"The PR team just get on with it; they know what they're doing, how to do it and they do it well. Existing often in the background means their work can be unnoticed, but is vital to the existence of the University."

Connectedness Individual Award

Emily Warwick

Winner: Emily Warwick

Evaluation and Policy Officer, UK Recruitment and Partnerships, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"Emily's commitment to making internal and external connections is transforming the way the team, and the institution, use evidence and data."

Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Head of UK Partnerships, UK Recruitment and Partnerships, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"Wendy has made an outstanding contribution to the University through her work to support and champion our Degree Apprenticeship (DA) offer. Her work to develop strategy, organisational capability and supporting infrastructure has been transformative, and enabled faculties to launch new DA programmes."

Suzanne Mowat

Suzanne Mowat

Head of International Student Recruitment, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"Suzanne’s contribution she makes an immeasurable value to the success of OBI not only in recruitment but in our global reputation."

Connectedness Team Award

LGBT+ Team

Winner: LGBT+ Team

University-wide

"They played a leading role in LGBT History Month 2018 by being visible, connected champions for the LGBT+ community at Oxford Brookes."

Paramedic Science Team

Paramedic Science Team

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

"The team has consistently overcome obstacles to deliver a rounded programme based on best evidence and to ensure graduates are equipped with skills to be modern paramedics. Their teamwork and commitment to this common goal results in a programme with a national reputation and draw."

Student Record System Change Network

Student Record System Change Network

University-wide

"By volunteering their time to be change champions and doing an excellent job at communicating to their colleagues in times of change, the Student Records System (SRS) Change Network has demonstrated confidence in new ideas and enthusiasm about the benefits of the move to a new SRS."

Enterprising Creativity Individual Award

Amanda Belz

Winner: Amanda Belz

Assistant Head Chef Trainer, Oxford Brookes Business School

"Over the last 21 years Amanda has given 100% in her role. She is driven by her own motivation, passionate about food and the development of our students. Amanda has been inspirational in the development of Brookes Restaurant Cookery & Wine School."

Dana Rock

Dana Rock

Marketing and Communications Manager, Accommodation Bureau

"Dana created an inspiring campaign last summer, #helloBrookes, aimed at those who were about to become students here. The campaign was a huge success due to Dana's inventiveness, ability to gain the trust of others, and her sheer hard work. She also made working on the campaign a lot of fun!"

Ash Holmes

Ash Holmes

IT and AV Support Officer, IT Services

"Ash is a highly motivated individual committed to providing an excellent service to staff and students, and providing excellently maintained IT & AV equipment to support teaching and learning across the University. Ash has the ability to identify low cost opportunities for Brookes hire."

Enterprising Creativity Team Award

#helloBrookes Team

Winner: #helloBrookes Team

University-wide

"The #helloBrookes campaign was a step into the unknown in terms of publicity. The idea of creating a personalised video message for every successful A Level student that requested one seemed impossible given inflexible systems and available resources. But the team succeeded."

Paramedic Science Fire Service Group

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

"The paramedic team have been working with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to train paramedic students and firefighters to work together at incidents using innovative, high fidelity simulation at the National Fire Service College."

OxBUMP Team

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

"They collaborate with a range of external organisations to generate quality evidence about maternal health and wellbeing. The team also use their expertise in local communities through an antenatal exercise, advice and social club, with public health events in shopping areas."

Colleague of the Year

Bruce John Riddoch

Winner: Bruce John Riddoch

Senior Lecturer in Animal Biology and Conservation, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

"Extremely hard working, reliable, dependable, fun and generous. One of my favourite persons in the world!"

Ruth Collins

Ruth Collins

Academic Administration Manager, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

"Ruth is a remarkable colleague - professional, calm and assured, she combines determination, high standards and clear leadership with kindness, patience and positivity. She is a pleasure to work with and an impressive ambassador for our faculty across the University."

Sarah Warwick

Sarah Warwick

Post and Distribution Manager, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"Sarah has an incredible, positive ‘can do' approach to everything she does, finds creative ways to get things done and just makes things happen."

Team of the Year

Brookes Engage Team

Winner: Brookes Engage Team

UK Recruitment and Partnerships, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"The team strive to help disadvantaged students go to University and to great success. For instance, out of its most recent graduating cohort of 86 students, 68% of them are planning to go to university and 21 have applied to study at Oxford Brookes."

Get Published! Team

Get Published! Team

University-wide

"The group collaboratively delivers the Get Published! initiative to all undergraduate students and taught postgraduate students across the university and partner colleges, creating a distinctive student experience."

Graduations Team

Graduations Team

University-wide

"Graduations have been hugely successful in the Sports Centre over the last two years. The team has worked incredibly hard to produce a memorable, life-affirming event for graduates, their families and for staff too."

Brookes Individual Award

Maggie Maguire

Winner: Maggie Maguire

Community Engagement Officer, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"I can't think of anyone more worthy of the Brookes Award than Maggie. When Maggie believes in a cause she will do everything in her power to support them at Brookes and beyond. Maggie's efforts create lasting partnerships that benefit the community, the University and all that support her endeavours."

Anne Osterrieder

Anne Osterrieder

Senior Lecturer in Biology and Science Communication, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

"Anne is a charismatic, innovative, dedicated and determined leader of Brookes public engagement activities and has been for a number of years."

Martina Adamcikova

Martina Adamcikova

Alumni Engagement Officer, Directorate of Marketing and Communications

"Martina is generous with her time, seeking out opportunities to make life better for others at Brookes and beyond. She brings people together to foster an awareness of human rights and manages to devote herself to the study of these issues alongside her work."

Brookes Team Award

OBU Documentary Club

Winner: OBU Documentary Club

"Oxford Brookes Documentary Club (OBUDOC) is a fantastic initiative run by Brookes staff and student volunteers; bringing people together through screening engaging hot-topic documentaries."

Little Fireface Project

Little Fireface Project

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

"Professor Anna Nekaris and the Little Fireface Project team use every imaginable way to engage new audiences with their conservation biology research; from working with communities around the world, to science festivals and social media. Their work is inspiring, innovative and impactful."

Eating Our Grubs Team

Eating Our Grubs Team

Oxford Brookes Business School

"The Eating our Grubs team, under leadership of Professor Janine Dermody, has been engaging new audiences with their research on the psychology and marketing of insect eating, even changing their research in response to the public's need. They are championing public engagement in their discipline."