Talking about the awards, Prof. Nigel Titchener-Hooker, Dean of UCL Engineering, said,
Yesterday we celebrated some of our most outstanding professional services staff for their individual contributions to BEAMS. They are an impressive group drawn from a superb professional services cohort. We heard about their work and the ethos they have helped us to create and to sustain. The winners were drawn from a long list of staff with compelling cases too – so a hugely difficult task for the judging team. My thanks for all of those involved – I’m very much looking forward to next year and an equally intense competition.
The award winners received £500, alongside a certificate and physical award to mark their achievement. The award was a Japanese puzzle designed and crafted by Romain Menuir, a technician from the Institute of Making. The puzzle is made of six interlocking parts to represent the six UCL 2034 enablers. Together the six parts create a strong and beautiful piece of joinery to reflect the importance of the UCL 2034 enablers, to which professional services contribute so much. To quote Bartlett Faculty Manager, Helen Fisher,
“the fact that we have been able to commission one of our very own staff to produce such a beautiful piece of work is in itself reflective of the impressive diversity of skill sets amongst our professional services staff.
The winners of the awards were:
Details of the successful nominations and a list of all the nominees is available here.
All staff at UCL are contributing to the UCL 2034 enablers in some way and the number and variety of nominations underlines that BEAMS professional services staff are playing a vital role in realising UCL’s vision and mission. Staff went to great efforts to gather high quality information to support their nominations. Thank you to everyone who came along the ceremony to congratulate the winners and celebrate success.
The photos from awards are available to view here.