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Global Awards 2024 winners announced!

The winners of the Durham Global Awards 2024 have been announced at a special awards ceremony on Friday 1 March 2024 at Stephenson College, celebrating staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to Durham's global reputation, culture and impact.
Meet 2024's Global Award winners
Professor Rob Lynes, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global) presenting the Durham Global Awards dinner

Awards categories 2024

We have 11 award categories this year, including three new categories that recognise the achievements of our staff and students.

Click on the categories below to learn about the criteria for each award and meet last year's winners, where applicable.

Closing date for nominations has been extended until Monday 22 January 2024, so there is still plenty of time to make those submissions.

Global Curriculum Award

This award recognises an initiative bringing an international dimension/experience to the curriculum, making it more appealing and relevant and benefiting employability.
A group of students

Global Student Experience Award (Staff)

Recognises a contribution to an extracurricular activity which provides opportunities for students to enhance their intercultural understanding or global citizenship.
A group of students listening to a lecturer play the piano

Global Wider Student Experience Award (Students)

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

Global College Award

This award recognises a college's commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment through developing an initiative to support/integrate international students.

Individual Award

An individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to international collaboration and understanding and strengthening global ties throughout their career.
A smiling member of staff engaging in conversation

Global 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.
A member of professional services staff at a Durham University event

New for 2024: International Research Collaboration Award

This award recognises a research or knowledge exchange initiative involving an international partner(s) that has had significant global impact.
Two people researching on a laptop in a library

Local to Global Award

Recognises collaboration with local partners to deliver our international mission and ensure our region can benefit from our international staff and student community.
A group of students and members of the public throwing brightly coloured powder to celebrate the Indian Holi festival

Respect, Fairness and Equity Award

This award is for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to progressing respect, equality, diversity and inclusion for other cultures at the University.
A diverse group of students smiling and posing on a bench in front of a playing field

New for 2024: Alumni Global Impact Award

Recognises a Durham Alumni community member who has made an outstanding contribution to international collaboration, intercultural understanding or Durham's global work.
A group of alumni outside of Durham Cathedral

New for 2024: Global SDG Award

Recognises a contribution to Durham’s engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), furthering Durham’s reputation as engaging with global challenges.
A woman and a child enjoying nature

General principles for all awards

There is an expectation that the work for which the nomination is being made has made a significant impact beyond what would normally be expected. The nomination should, where possible, provide some information about the reach and significance of the work, how many people have been impacted, etc.

Please Note:

  • Some awards are for individuals (staff and/or students), some for teams - please check the eligibility requirements before submitting a nomination.
  • Both full and part-time staff are eligible.
  • The work for which the nomination is being made should have taken place over last year, apart from the Individual Award, which recognises a contribution over a longer period of time.
  • Individuals/teams can self-nominate if the nomination is supported by their line manager or the person overseeing the work being nominated.



Durham Global Awards 2023

The first-ever Global Durham Awards took place on 10 March 2023 at Stephenson College.

The awards recognised individuals and teams from across the University who have made a significant contribution to furthering international collaboration and understanding.
Meet the 2023 winners
The audience applauding at the Durham Global Awards dinner