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Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2016

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Award Categories and

Judging Criteria

 

The aim of these awards is to recognise outstanding knowledge exchange activities amongst academic colleagues across The University of Nottingham.

All shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend the awards dinner on the evening of Thursday, 5 May 2016 at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

Please note the application deadline for all awards is Friday 19th February 2016.

 

The following awards categories are open for application:

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards: UK

The Knowledge Exchange Awards: UK are open to academic members of staff working in the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Health Science, Science and Social Sciences at the Nottingham, UK campus.

Applicants are invited to submit entries which demonstrate collaborations that have made a significant impact or has the potential to create significant impact, on a specific business, or a group of businesses in one or more industrial sectors. Alternatively, entries may focus on work which has had a major impact on society or a specific group of the public, or on public policy.

There will be one award winner per faculty from a final shortlist of five.

 
 

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards: International

The Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards: International are for academic colleagues at UNNC and UNMC who have undertaken significant knowledge exchange work.

The award will be given to the academic/ team from each campus that has made the biggest contribution to building the reputation for knowledge exchange at UNNC and UNMC this year.

There will be one award winner per campus from a final shortlist of five.

 
 

Media Awards

These two new Media Awards are open to academics based on all campuses who have successfully promoted their work through the media. Judges of this category will select one winner from a shortlist of five for each award, namely:

  • The News and Current Affairs Award – this award is for the individual or team that has made the biggest impact and achieved coverage through their work in news and current affairs across broadcast, print and/or online platforms.
  • The Digital Media Award – this award is for the entrant who has made the biggest impact through their work with digital media, including social media, blogging and use of video.
 
 

Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Exchange Award

This award recognises an academic who, over the course of their career, can clearly evidence how their pioneering research has advanced knowledge exchange for the benefit of industry and/or society.

Entrants for this award can be nominated by others, or may choose to self-nominate via the entry form online.

There will be one award winner for this category.

 
 

Information on the Judging Panels and Judging Criteria:

Judging Panels

Each Faculty will convene a Judging Panel for the awards chaired by the relevant Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

The Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Exchange Award will be judged by a panel chaired by Professor Dame Jessica Corner.

The Media Awards will be longlisted by faculties and a final shortlist of five will be selected by a panel from the External Relations team.

 

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Judging Criteria: Knowledge Exchange and Impact (UK and International)

The panel of judges will be looking for entries which demonstrate how a project has met each aspect of the criteria. The entries will be short-listed based on the following criteria:

  • Importance of the project in its sector- how transformational has the impact been to date? OR what is the potential of the impact?
  • Potential of the project in its sector- how differentiated is the project between what has been achieved to date and what further impact the project may achieve in the future?
  • Impact of beneficiaries- how broad and deep is the likely influence/effect on beneficiaries?
  • Uniqueness- how extraordinary is the success of this project? What makes it different? How does it stand out from other Knowledge Transfer activities? Was there something unusual about the approach and results achieved?
  • Benefit to the Faculty, School or Division- how has the project benefited the University strategically, financially and/or reputationally?

For more information about this award, contact us at KEIawards@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

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Judging Criteria: News and Current Affairs Award

The panel of judges will be looking for entries which demonstrate how the academic and/or team has met each aspect of the criteria. The entries will be short-listed based on the following criteria:

  • Coverage – the extent of news coverage across the media at local, national and international level.
  • Outcome of media coverage – the impact media coverage has had on the real world and your research.
  • Proactive media work – the extent to which you and/or team have actively promoted your work in the media.
  • Reactive media work – extent to which you have and/or team responded to media enquiries.
  • Benefit to the Faculty, School or Division - how has the project benefited the University strategically, financially and/or reputationally?

For more information about this award, please contact Lindsay Brooke.

 

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Judging Criteria: Digital Media Award

 

The panel of judges will be looking for entries which demonstrate how the academic and/or team has met each aspect of the criteria. The entries will be short-listed based on the following criteria:

  • Clear aims and objectives – a clearly defined plan of what the project aimed to achieve and how this was measured.
  • Content creation and creativity – who created the content and how? Was this a collaboration between teams? What types of media did you use (video, imagery, blogs etc)? Was the content produced in-house or did you have external help (please include details of any budget spent on the project).
  • Content promotion – how you and/or team promoted the content to your audience, including any work with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Engagement – the extent to which the target audience engaged with your digital content. This must include analytics to demonstrate the reach of your project as well as engagement metrics. (Entrants can contact anne.smart@nottingham.ac.uk for guidance on key metrics for different types of digital media).
  • Benefit to the Faculty, School or Division - how has the project benefited the University strategically, financially and/or reputationally?

For more information about this award, please contact Anne Smart.

 

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Judging Criteria: Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Exchange Award

 

The panel of judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Importance of the work - how transformational has the impact been of the body of work of the nominated candidate. Please provide evidence where possible.
  • Potential impact of work – what is the potential future impact on business or society of the nominated candidate’s work? What has been achieved to date and what further impact might the project achieve in the future?
  • Impact on beneficiaries – how broad and deep is the impact/or likely impact of the applicant’s work on beneficiaries?
  • Uniqueness - how extraordinary is the success of the applicant’s work? How does his/her work stand out from other Knowledge Exchange activities?
  • Benefit to the Faculty, School or Division - how has the work of the applicant benefited the University strategically, financially and/or reputationally?

For more information about this award, contact us at KEIawards@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

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