Enter the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards 2022

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The four separate awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of members of the University community in educationinnovation and engagement, diversity and environmental sustainability.  

These awards offer us a welcome opportunity to recognize and to celebrate just some of the extraordinary work that is taking place across the university to strengthen this institution and to advance our mission of research and teaching. On behalf of colleagues across the University, I would like to express my appreciation for the commitment and the talent of all those involved in our work on education, diversity, innovation and sustainability.  

Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson


The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards have run for several years. They recognise the commitment, courage, ambition and inspirational contributions made by individuals and teams as they support the University’s academic mission and contribute to University life. 

The following awards will take place in 2022

Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards

 The Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards celebrate high-quality education across the collegiate University, commending new and innovative approaches to teaching, and the steps being taken to further students' educational experience at Oxford. Applications are invited from individuals and teams who have demonstrated excellence in education - promoting the value and importance of education and learning as the foundation to a good quality of life. 
Award Ceremony – 29 September, Worcester College 
Deadline for applications – 25 April 

Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Engagement Awards 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation & Engagement Awards will recognise and celebrate the wide range of ways in which research undertaken at the University of Oxford makes a positive difference to the economy, the environment, and society. You can nominate yourself, other individuals or teams who have developed and delivered high-quality innovation and engagement activities at all levels. 
Award Ceremony – 6 September, The Sheldonian Theatre 
Deadline for applications and nominations – 25 April

Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards celebrate the strength of commitment to equality and diversity at Oxford. You can nominate a student or staff member who has inspired others, demonstrated leadership and influenced change, or a project that you have been involved in that has made a difference to equality and diversity in the University’s working, learning and social environment.  
Award Ceremony – 26 May, Keble College
Deadline for applications and nominations – 18 March

Vice-Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Awards 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Awards celebrate the staff and students helping the University to address the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.  
You can nominate yourself or others whose work is having an impact on society and the environment, challenging the status quo and leading to a new sustainable future.  
Award Ceremony – 13 July, The Sheldonian Theatre 
Deadline for applications and nominations – 22 April  

This is your chance to tell the rest of the University about work you’re particularly proud of, and to share best practice that can be adopted by others. It’s an opportunity to step into the limelight and receive praise for your contribution – or ensure that others get the recognition they deserve. 

Click the links above for further information, and to find out how to enter the awards.