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WATE Judging Process

About the judging process

  • At each stage of the judging process there will be equal representation of students and staff.
  • The Faculty Awards judges will be drawn from the relevant Faculty plus representatives from interdisciplinary backgrounds and professional services.
  • The Collaborative and Community & Culture Awards will include representatives from all Faculties and will also include professional services staff.
  • Scoring rubrics will be developed and refined by the judging panels.
  • A calibration exercise will be held before judging begins to ensure consistency.

Become a WATE judge

The Awards have grown and we are looking for new judges. If you would like to join the judging panels please click the links below to apply.

Stage one

The stage one judges will work in pairs (one staff/one student) to score nominees for each award using the stage one rubric.

The stage one judges will come together at a panel meeting to decide which nominees are shortlisted to progress to stage two.


Key dates

Calibration meetings: 3, 4 March 2022.

Judging: 7 - 21 March 2022.

Panel meetings: w/b 21 March 2022.

Stage two

The stage two judges will individually score the statements submitted by each shortlisted nominee/team/community.

The stage two judges will come together at a panel meeting to decide the finalists for the Faculty, Collaborative and Community and Culture Awards who will progres to the final stage.

The seven winners and seven commendees for the Postgraduate Award will be decided at stage two.


Key dates

Calibration meetings: 4, 5, 6 May 2022.

Judging: 9 - 31 May 2022.

Panel meetings: w/b 31 May 2022.

Final

The final panel will rank the finalists for each award.

Faculty Awards: winner, highly commended, and commended.

Collaborative Awards: winner, highly commended, and commended.

Community & Culture Award: one winner only.


Key dates

Judging: 6 - 20 June 2022.

Panel meeting: w/b 20 June 2022.

Winners announced: 27 June 2022.