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Global Professional Services Award

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


Gill Ramsay

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Shortlisted nominees

  • Gill Ramsay
  • Simon Litchfield
  • Sophie Sowerby
  • Lindsay Young

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Queen's Campus Sport team

The QCS team provide a range of activities to support the International Study Centre at Stockton with the aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for international students to take part in enrichment and fitness opportunities.

Lindsay Young

Lindsay’s creativity in devising an inclusive programme (the Feisty 50 challenge) complemented her passion to engage and support as many of the alumni community as possible, transforming something personal and physical into an activity to support a global group.

Sophie Sowerby

Back in 2020, Sophie identified an opportunity to allow Senior Managers within Professional Services across the Matariki Network to engage with each other on a range of universally relevant leadership issues.

Luca Malici

Luca has made an excellent contribution to innovation in language teaching specific committees and more broader fora, exploring the traditional topic of family in a modern and inclusive way which reflects today’s diverse society.

Simon Litchfield

Simon has led the Global Opportunities team over the last 3 years, working to further the International Office’s global ambitions through some exceptionally challenging times which deserves recognition.

Advancement Congregation team

The campaign for Winter Congregation 2023 was planned and implemented by a strong team across the whole of Advancement which saw more than 1,500 students from 120 countries celebrate the completion of their degrees.

Gill Ramsay

In her role as Assistant Curator at the Oriental Museum, Gill has led on the development of collections-centred partnership by working with the National University of Singapore and the University of Malaysia. She is also committed to ensuring Durham University’s exhibition and display programmes reflect multiple voices.

Peri Anderson and the Durham University Queen's Campus Sports team

Based at Stockton’s Queen campus with the International Study Centre, Peri and her team work tirelessly to support students across 40 nationalities who need space to feel safe, have fun and try something new.

Marketing Business Partnering team (Business School)

The team have developed a series of postgraduate events that offer information on programmes, culture and the city whilst bringing together expertise with a common goal of international student recruitment.

St Cuthbert's Society Staff and Student EDI Committee

The EDI Committee is made up of College staff and student representatives from marginalised and minority groups with a mission to make St Cuthbert's Society the most diverse, equitable, and culturally appreciative College.


Global Impact

The work of staff and students across the University, as well as our international alumni community continues to have significant impact on a global level.

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