Award categories

  • Brookes People Awards 2016 logo

    Nominating someone for the Brookes People Awards is easy. The scheme is open for any member of staff to nominate any Brookes employee or team for work carried out since April 2016 (when nominations for the previous scheme closed), regardless of whether that person or team works directly with, or for them.

    Nominations open on 2 January and must be received by the Brookes People Awards team by 30 March 2018.

    There are twelve awards: ten based on our guiding principles and the new Brookes Award for both individuals and teams:

    Generosity of spirit

    An award for supporting others:
    • Team award
    • Individual award

    Confidence

    An award for work such as demonstrating confidence in people and new ideas, leading change and empowering others:
    • Team award
    • Individual award

    Connectedness

    An award for work such as internal and external partnerships:
    • Team award
    • Individual award

    Enterprising creativity

    An award for work such as innovation, noticing opportunities that improve Brookes, and adaptability / flexibility:
    • Team award
    • Individual award

    Colleague of the year awardColleague of the year

    This award recognises outstanding work demonstrating all four of the University’s guiding principles in action. The award recognises an individual who consistently and to an exceptionally high level reflects the University’s guiding principles through their work. People nominated under this category make a contribution ‘over and above,’ are a pleasure to work with, deliver on promises, and go that ‘extra mile’ in their work. Nominations should include specific examples where the colleague concerned has actively demonstrated all our guiding principles.

    Team of the year

    An award which recognises outstanding work demonstrating all of the University’s guiding principles in action and/or an open award for a team within the University who make a contribution ‘over and above’, are a pleasure to work with, deliver on promises, and go that ‘extra mile in their work.

    Brookes Award

    An award which recognises an individual or team who have made a significant difference to others in the University or within the wider community specifically through volunteering or external engagement. As these activities are by their nature so strongly linked to all of our guiding principles, nominations need not include explicit reference to them.