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Work Shadowing programme: Spend the day with an Awards winner

Our University Awards winners showcase amazing staff effort right across the University: from inspirational leadership and unsung heroes to service excellence and community contribution. You now have the opportunity to spend the day, or half a day, with a winner; learn from another area of the University and understand how things work in a department different from yours.

Spending time with colleagues outside of your department can provide a unique opportunity to understand more about others’ work.

Now is your chance!

The programme is open to all staff - academic, professional services and commerical - from grades 1a to 9 and we're looking for participants from right across the University to get involved.

Apply online by noon on Tuesday 1 August

If you'd like to take part, please discuss with your line manager or Head of Department in the first instance. If they are happy for you to be involved at this time, please complete the brief form here. All applicants will then be contacted by early August to advise if they've been put forward to take part at this time (as it may not be possible for all submissions to be taken forward at this time).

You can look at previous work shadowing experiences online, to give you an idea of what to expect.

Which winners are available?

The following winners have indicated that they have availability before the end of September:

Robert Spooner, Senior Teaching Fellow in School of Life Sciences
Winner of the Student Experience Award

Read Robert's full profile and post awards interview

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Collaborative Wellbeing Activities Team
Winners of the Student Experience Team Award

Gemma Marakas, Community Engagement Manager (Postgraduates) in the Library

Read the post award interview from Gemma Marakas and Hannah Hickman from the Library, on behalf of the Collaborative Wellbeing Activities Team

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Biomedical Research Unit in Reproductive Health
Winners of the Research Team Award

Sascha Ott, Associate Professor in Bioinformatics, Computer Science
Omar Khan, Software Engineer in Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG

Read the post award interview from Sascha and Omar, on behalf of the Biomedical Research Unit in Reproductive Health

View Sascha's homepage

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Helen Spencer-Oatey
Director/Professor in Applied Linguistics
Winner of the Global Contribution Award

Read Helen's full profile and post award interview

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Warwick in Africa
Winners of the Global Contribution Team Award

Ruth Dorrell, Programme Manager (Warwick in Africa), Maths
Sarah Walker, Development Executive, External Affairs

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Rachel Edwards
Associate Professor (Reader) in Physics
Winner of the Public Engagement Award

Read Rachel's full profile and post awards interview
Please note - you will need to be available on Tuesday 8 August, 2pm-5.30pm to take part in this work-shadow.

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Creative Learning Team
Winners of the Public Engagement Team Award

Kate Sayer, Head of Creative Learning, Warwick Arts Centre

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Charlotte Ridley, External Affairs
Winner of the Inspirational Leadership Award
Charlotte Ridley


Benefits for both

  • Helps to break down barriers and myths about how others work
  • Provides a ‘hands on’ opportunity to observe good practice elsewhere
  • Encourages both staff members to understand that other people and departments work in different ways and that there is lots to learn from other areas

Benefit for Warwick

  • Improves communication within the organisation
  • Brings together people who might not normally meet and provides networking opportunities
  • Broadens knowledge and understanding of others’ roles, teams and departments, and potentially broader HE issues
  • Increases understanding of the wider institutional goals and objectives