Excellence Initiative

Academic Division Excellence Team Award

The Academic Division Excellence Team Award was created to recognise and reward outstanding teamwork in all units of the Academic Division, be they situated centrally or in academic schools. The Administration Excellence Team Award piloted in 2015 by the Faculties, has been broadened into a Division-wide award since 2016.

This award aims to recognise and reward outstanding work by teams across the Academic Division. Applications are welcomed for work which, although it could have been started earlier, has been carried out during the academic year 2017/18. A team is not limited to just one section and excellent work which has seen colleagues collaborate across sections or with colleagues from outside the Academic Division will also qualify.

Applicants should submit their entry to AcademicDivision@kent.ac.uk by Wednesday 23 May 2018 by 5pm. While the work described can involve innovative practices related to social media, websites, videos, events, etc., the evidence in support of the application must be paper-based, as stated on the application form.

Criteria for Assessment

Your application should include:

  • a clear description of the practice or initiative on which the claim is based
  • an explanation of what makes the work outstanding
  • an account of how this meets your section's aims, objectives ansd ethos
  • a description of the impact of this work

Click here to download the application form.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in June 2018.

We look forward to receiving your entries.


Previous Winners

2017 Winning Entry

The winning entry comes from colleagues at UELT who won the award for the development and delivery of the University's first 4 MOOCs with FutureLearn, with over 20K participants world-wide in 2016-17.


Admin Excellence Awards

2016 Winning Entry

The winning entry comes from the Medway Student Records Office who show how they used existing technology, an iPad and their website, to deliver a more accessible and flexible service to students. The judging panel admired the way the application of a simple idea, well thought through and effectively implemented, has enhanced the service staff can offer to students at the Medway campus.


Admin Excellence Awards


2015 Winning Entry

The School of Arts Admin team were jointly awarded this recognition prize with Kent Business School’s Postgraduate Admissions Team.


Admin Excellence Awards


Staff and teams across the Faculties have been recognised or shortlisted for awards on other occasions. These are some of their achievements - Click here.

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