There are fourteen award categories: twelve based on the Oxford Brookes guiding principles, and the Brookes Award for both individuals and teams:
An award for work contributing to inclusivity amongst staff, students and the local community: Individual award & Team award
An award for work such as demonstrating confidence in people and new ideas, leading change and empowering others: Individual award & Team award
An award for work such as innovation, noticing opportunities that improve Brookes, and adaptability/flexibility: Individual award & Team award
An award for work such as internal and external partnerships: Individual award & Team award
Generosity of Spirit
An award for supporting others: Individual award & Team award
Colleague 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.
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.