2018 Winners of the Dean's Award

Dean's Awards

We are proud to announce the 2018 Faculty of Science and Technology Dean's Awards, intended to recognise the excellent contributions of staff to the work of the Faculty in all areas of activity.

There are nine awards and the categories are as below:

  • Science and Technology Researcher of the Year
    This award is for staff active in research with more than 5 years' post-PhD experience, either at Lancaster or elsewhere.
  • Science and Technology Early Career Researcher of the Year
    This award is for all staff active in research with less than 5 years' post-PhD experience, either at Lancaster or elsewhere.
  • Science and Technology Teacher of the Year
    This award is for staff with more than 5 years' post-PhD experience, either at Lancaster or elsewhere.
  • Science and Technology Early Career Teacher of the Year
    This award is for staff with less than 5 years' post-PhD experience, either at Lancaster or elsewhere.
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Faculty of Science and Technology
    This award is open to all staff to recognise excellence in leadership and/or citizenship.
  • Excellence in External Engagement and Impact in Science and Technology
    This award is open to all staff to recognise excellence around FST’s engagement agenda.
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience in Science and Technology
    This award is open to all staff to recognise excellent contributions to student satisfaction.
  • Science and Technology Team of the Year
    This award is open to all staff.
  • Science and Technology Professional Services Individual Contribution Award
    This award is for professional services staff, administrative and technical.

Any student or member of staff can make a nomination, and nominations should be made using the online nomination form. The deadline for submissions is Monday 5th November 2018.

Nominations for a Science and Technology Dean’s Award does not prevent nomination for the University level staff awards - the Science and Technology awards are designed specifically to recognise contributions made within the Faculty of Science and Technology and are complementary to the University level staff awards. We would encourage nominations to be submitted for both sets of awards.

Award winners will be announced at the FST Christmas Conference 2018 and award winners will be invited to an awards dinner in January 2019.

Each Science and Technology Dean’s Award is worth £500, with the exception of the team award which will be determined depending on the size of the team.

If you have any questions, please contact the Faculty Executive Assistant, Kay Bowen.

Click here to complete an online nomination form. All nominations must be received by 5th November 2018. The award winners will be formally announced in December 2018.

  • Nomination Criteria

    The criteria in respect of each category are detailed below. Awards will be made based on performance in the previous academic year.

    The application process

    • Nominations can be put forward by any colleague within the Faculty and are invited on behalf of the nominated colleague/s.
    • The nomination must detail the case for the award, using the appropriate nomination form.
    • The nominee must have given their permission for the nomination to be submitted.
    • The deadline for the receipt of nominations is Monday 5 November 2018.
    • Evaluation of nominations will be made by an awards panel, chaired by the Dean.

    Criteria

    The focus will be on performance in the previous academic year; this should also reflect longer-term sustained track record and recognition in the case of the senior awards.

    Researcher awards

    Nominations should outline how and why the nominee is an outstanding researcher. It is important that you provide evidence to support the nominations. You may want to address some of the following areas:

    • Research funding success
    • Outstanding paper/outstanding publication record
    • High-quality applied research that influences public policy
    • High quality applied research shown to impact and shape practices outside academia
    • Contribution to the research environment
    • Support for early career staff (for a senior award)
    • Outstanding international profile (for a senior award)
    • Excellence in research leadership (for a senior award)
    • Developing major international research partnership (for a senior award)

    Teaching awards

    Nominations should outline how and why the nominee is an outstanding teacher.  It is important that you include examples to support the nomination. You may want to address some of the following areas:

    • Responses to specific challenges
    • Innovative course design
    • Research stimulated exemplary teaching
    • Distinctive learning processes
    • Eliciting and engaging with student feedback
    • How the nominees support and influence student learning
    • Impact on employability
    • Dissemination of effective practice: within the university, outside the university, through publications or other mechanisms
    • Development of support materials for students (any media)
    • What is truly distinctive/creative about the teaching in class sessions and beyond
    • Creative and effective use of technology to enhance flexible learning opportunities
    • How is a good rapport with students created
    • External profile in the scientific community (for a senior award)
    • Developing major international teaching partnership (for a senior award)
    • The leadership of teaching practice/programme development (for a senior award)
    • Any other indicators of outstanding teaching

    Outstanding Contribution to the Faculty of Science and Technology award

    The outstanding contribution award is designed to recognise staff who have gone above and beyond in any aspect of their role, or who have had a significant positive impact on the Faculty as a whole.

    • All staff are eligible for this award
    • Contribution can be in relation to any specific area of the Faculty’s activity, or for an exceptional performance across a range of activities

    Nominations will be judged on:

    • Outstanding contribution over and above what is normally expected in the role.
    • Excellence and innovation in work activity, including:
      • engagement with Lancaster and the local community
      • enhancement of the student and college experience
      • exemplary doctoral supervision
      • the active transfer and exchange of knowledge
      • making a key contribution to enhancing, celebrating, and promoting the Faculty’s national/international outlook
    • An activity that positively links into the Faculty Strategy in areas that include
      • exemplary leadership
      • research excellence
      • enhancing the student experience
      • impact and engagement at a regional, national, and/or international level

    Excellence in External Engagement and Impact in Science and Technology

    This award is designed to highlight and reward truly outstanding and impactful research that has been undertaken by Faculty researchers, analysts, and academics. 

    • All staff are eligible for this award
    • The focus is on excellence in leading the external engagement agenda in science and technology
    • Delivery of outstanding collaborative engagement which supports long-term impact from our research or teaching excellence
    • Development of new initiatives and programmes which support our engagement activity

    Examples of excellent research impact may include a demonstrable and significant effect on, change or benefit to the:

    • Economy
    • Society
    • Culture
    • Public policy or services
    • Health
    • The Environment
    • Quality of life

    Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience in Science and Technology

    • All staff are eligible for this award
    • Developing, piloting and delivering new ways to enhance the student experience in science and technology
    • Development of outstanding co-curricular activities in science and technology
    • Excelling at student recruitment
    • Making a real difference to the employability attributes of our students
    • Internationalising the student experience
    • Developing a strong sense of student identity and satisfaction

    Science and Technology Team of the Year

    • All staff are eligible for this award
    • Contribution can be in relation to any specific area of the Faculty’s activity, or for an exceptional performance across a range of activities

    Science and Technology Professional Services individual contribution award

    • All professional services staff (administrative and technical) are eligible for this award
    • Contribution can be in relation to any specific area of the Faculty’s activity, or for an exceptional performance across a range of activities

    Who assesses the Science and Technology Dean’s awards?

    The Science and Technology Dean’s Awards Panel comprises the following membership:

    • Dean
    • Associate Dean UG
    • Associate Dean PG
    • Associate Dean Research
    • Head of Faculty P&BE
    • Faculty Manager
    • Faculty Technical Director
    • 2 x Head of Department
    • 1 x Director of Teaching
    • 1 x Director of Research
    • 1 x departmental professional services rep (superintendent/DO)
    • Director of Students, Education and Academic Services, or representative