The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Health and Safety 2017

Image of the Vice Chancellor and the winners of the awards.

On Thursday 30 November, Wellbeing Safety and Health announced the winners for the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Health and Safety. The Awards reward and celebrate the exceptional inspiration, commitment and practice of University staff and students.

This year the Awards recognised a record number of nominations with 12 awards. These included the coveted ‘Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Health and Safety’ itself – with a £250 prize for the most inspiring entry, personally selected by the Vice-Chancellor himself.

Congratulations to the award winners:

•The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Health and Safety: The Chemistry Student SHE Committee (MAPS - student)
•Leadership in Health and Safety: Prof. Robert Kelsall and Prof. John Cunningham (Faculty of Engineering - staff)
•Leadership in Health and Safety: Ed Woodhouse (Faculty of Engineering - staff)
•Unsung Hero: Henry Gauci (FBS - staff)
•Teamwork in Health and Safety: Ben Johnson, Stuart Weston, Emma Sykes, Andy Gaw and the EC Stoner fire wardens (informal team based in EC Stoner - staff)
•Innovation in Health and Safety: Jacquie Beaumont, Ruth Hindmarsh and Peter Bolger (Cleaning Services, FD - staff)
•Wellbeing Achievement Award: Alumni and Development (Central Services - staff)
•Wellbeing Achievement Award: School of History (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures)
•Special Commendation: Beth Parry (Library - staff)
•Special Commendation: Jumana Akhtar (Biology – student)
•Special Commendation: Robert Bartley (Engineering – student)
•Special Commendation: Team Healthy Week (informal team from across FD – staff)

To read about all the nominees, see the Handout below.

Read here about the Chemistry Student SHE Committee - the winners of the Vice-Chancellors’ Award itself.

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Related downloads

VC Awards For Health & Safety

External Briefing 2017 (PDF)

Event Handout 2017 (PDF)