There is a total of six Professional Services Awards categories, spread across the core Professional Services Together areas of People, Quality and Collaboration.
People Development Award: for colleagues who have demonstrated a commitment to helping others around them to develop professionally and in their careers (for example, through supporting Communities of Practice or through mentoring and coaching)
Role Model Award: for colleagues who are inspiring leaders
Outstanding Support Award: for colleagues who have put the needs of staff, students and other groups at the heart of how they deliver their services
Making Things Better Award: for colleagues who have challenged and improved processes (in particular those who have embraced continuous improvement approaches)
Collaborating Across Oxford Award: for a group of people who have worked in a collaborative way across the collegiate University, especially those who have embraced the aims and values of Professional Services Together.
One or more of the shortlisted entries will also be put forward for the Registrar’s Award for Outstanding Contribution, where it is felt there is a commitment to all three key areas of Professional Services Together, and to supporting the University’s mission.