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Recognition and celebrating success

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We're very proud of our staff and students and all they achieve. We celebrate School achievements in a number of ways.

Communicating achievements

Our staff and student achievements are communicated in the following places:

We encourage the WMS community to tell us about their achievements and good news stories through a form on the intranet or by emailing our Marketing and Communications team directly: wms.comms@warwick.ac.uk.


University Awards

Warwick's University Awards take place every year, recognising teams and individuals for their fantastic achievements across several categories. Our participation in the 2018 awards was the highest of all departments with 43 peer nominations, and we were delighted that WMS colleagues were commended or winners in six of the 11 categories.


Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise teachers (including postgraduate student teachers) and personal tutors who have gone the extra mile to make a difference to their students' learning. All students and staff are eligible to nominate, and in 2018 we were really pleased to see two of our tutors highly commended for their efforts.


MB ChB prizes

Every year we hold a Prizegiving Evening for our medical students and staff, where we recognise students who have performed exceptionally over the last year. The evening also sees prizes awarded to members of our teaching team and GP practices nominated by our MB ChB students for their commitment to medical teaching. In addition, on the day of graduation in the summer, we hold a special breakfast event with our Dean for our medical students who are graduating with honours.


Postgraduate research student prizes

We hold an annual Postgraduate Research Symposium, where all of our postgraduate students present their work, either orally or through posters, for the rest of the WMS community to see. At the end of the day prizes are awarded for the presentations and posters which receive the highest number of votes from the attendees.


Thanking colleagues

Sometimes just a thank you can make a huge difference. We have a simple online form on our intranet which can be filled out by staff and students (anonymously if they prefer) to thank a colleague. Their message is included in the next week's internal newsletter.


Merit Pay and Senior Performance and Remuneration Review

Together with the rest of the University of Warwick, we operate two recognition schemes to identify, recognise and reward sustained excellence of performance and contribution. Awards are made for excellent performance that contributes to the department’s ongoing improvement.

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