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Durham Global Awards

Through the establishment of Durham Global Awards as an annual event, we would like to recognise and celebrate the contributions of particular individuals and teams, staff and students.

We encourage nominations for those who have made a significant contribution to furthering international collaboration and understanding across the University in support of its mission as a global university.
Make your nomination
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Please nominate staff members, students, or teams to win an award in one of the categories below.

Awards Categories

Global Curriculum Award

This award recognises an initiative which brings an international dimension/experience to the curriculum, making it more appealing and relevant to our diverse body of students and delivering benefits to their future employability.

Global Student Experience Award 

This award recognises an extracurricular activity which supports our international work and provides opportunities for students to enhance their intercultural understanding and develop as global citizens.

Global Volunteering Award

This award recognises a volunteering initiative supporting an international cause.

Global College Award 

This award recognises the outstanding commitment of a particular college to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment through developing an initiative to support/integrate international students within their community.

Individual Award – Lifetime Achievement

This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the development of international collaboration and understanding throughout their career and for their contribution to strengthening Durham’s global ties.

Award for Professional Services

This award recognises a particular initiative or activity which has been developed within Professional Services to support or enhance the University’s international work.

International Partnership Award

This award recognises an initiative involving an international partner(s) that has significantly enhanced any area of university activity: education, research or the WSE and furthered Durham’s reputation as a global university.

Local to Global Award 

This award recognises the importance of our collaboration with local partners for the delivery of our international mission and ensuring that our region can benefit from the richness of our international student and staff community. 

Respect, Fairness and Equity Award 

This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to progressing respect, equality, diversity and inclusion for other cultures at the University. It recognises those who celebrate diversity and difference and encourage others to do the same.

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The awards will be presented at an annual ceremony at the end of Durham Global Week, with the first event taking place on 10 March 2023. Recognising the disruption to our international work caused by the pandemic, the awards will consider activities which have taken place over the last three years.

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Durham Global Awards Ceremony

There will be a celebratory dinner on 10 March 2023 at Stephenson College.

It will be the final working week event of the inaugural Durham Global Week celebrating and recognising individuals and teams who have made a significant contribution to furthering international collaboration and understanding across the University. All those who have been short-listed for an award will be invited to attend. The winners will receive their award from a member of the University Executive Committee.
Make your nomination
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Nomination Process

Please complete the form to nominate a deserving colleague, student (or team) for an award before the closing date of 26 January 2023. If you wish to make several nominations, please submit a form for each one. If you require a paper form, please contact Fiona O’Carroll. The nomination form can be completed anonymously if you wish.

  • You will need to provide the nominee's details, select the nomination category, and answer the following questions:

Explain how the nominee meets the requirements of the specific nomination category with at least at least one example to describe the contribution the nominee has made.

Explain the positive impact the nominee has made in the workplace and/or to others.

There is a word limit of 300 words per question and only takes approx. 10 minutes to complete.

Timeline for Awards

  • Deadline for receipt of all nominations 26 January 2023
  • Judging panels meetings: week beginning 6 February 2023
  • Invites to the awards event sent to all those shortlisted 10 February 2023
  • Awards event 10 March 2023 (Stephenson College (Howland’s Hall) 19.00 – 22.00)

How the winners are selected and notified

There will be one judging panel made up of colleagues and students from across the University. The panel will shortlist the nominations to up to four people per category and agree on a winner. After the panel has made their decisions, those short-listed will get a letter to invite them to the Awards Ceremony where winners will be announced. We will publish the names of all nominees online.