Vice Chancellor's Diversity Awards

At the EDU we know that there is lots of amazing work going on around the University to promote equality and diversity. We are a world leading university, attracting academics, researchers, students and professional staff from all corners of the globe, from all different backgrounds and outlooks. We are proud to be part of such a diverse community, and the work that people put into creating an environment where so many of us can flourish.

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Awards, which take place on Tuesday 8 May. This is our chance to celebrate the work that’s happening and to inspire others, and we’re pleased to confirm that we’ll be joined by June Sarpong, broadcaster and activist, who’ll deliver the key note speech.

Nominate now!

Nominations close Friday 23 February

Vice Chancellor's Diversity Awards 2018 nomination form - Champion (101kb)

Vice Chancellor's Diversity Awards 2018 nomination form - Projects (103kb)

Find out more below:

Awards Categories

The Vice Chancellor will award prizes in four categories:

  • Individual Champion or Role Model (nominated by others; use 'Champion' form);
  • Innovation in promoting E&D in the workplace or in the student body (self-nominated; use 'Projects' form);
  • Promoting E&D through public and community engagement (self-nominated; use 'Projects' form);
  • Promoting E&D in learning and teaching (self-nominated; use 'Projects' form).

So if there’s someone who’s inspired you, or has championed a cause close to your heart, please nominate them for ‘Individual Champion or Role Model’. If you’re involved in any activity or initiative that has fostered or promoted greater equality or diversity in the University, please consider nominating yourself for one of the categories, so you can tell others about the work, and share good practice.  


Nominations are open from Wednesday 3 January until Friday 23 February.

Nominations can be made by any staff member or student in the collegiate University, and anyone who works or studies at the collegiate University can be nominated. We cannot accept nominations from external groups or individuals, unless there is a strong link to the University (collaboration etc), and nominations of this type may be given a lower priority than those from within the University.


Nominations will be judged by two panels:

  • An initial longlisting of nominations will be done by an Advisory Panel, consisting of representatives of the EDU and Divisional E&D/Athena SWAN committees.
  • The final decision on shortlisted nominations and award winners will be made by a judging panel, chaired by the PVC (E&D), and comprising the PVC (Education), a representative from Oxford SU, a representative from the University's equality networks, three representatives from the divisions, the Chair of the E&D Forum of the Conference of Colleges, and an external representative.