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Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement

The Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement (WAPCE), like the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATELink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window), and Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE), celebrate the very best of Warwick’s staff and students. The WAPCE awards in particular seek to recognise the vital contributions Warwick staff and students make in engaging the public – on an international and national level as well as crucially within our region and local communities – in our learning and discovery, with the goals of sharing and co-producing knowledge, strengthening the role we play in the region and showcasing the role Warwick plays nationally and internationally in making the world a better place.

"The launch of WAPCE marks an important moment in the development of our research culture and environment at Warwick, recognising the importance of collaboration and co-production in the production of our research, as well as the importance of engaging communities both near and far outside of the University in our research outcomes."

Prof Caroline Meyer, Pro Vice Chancellor

"The launch of WAPCE is a welcome addition to the portfolio of awards for Warwick staff and students - rightly underlining the importance this University attaches to our staff and students engaging and collaborating with those outside of the University both regionally, nationally and internationally."

Provost, Chris Ennew

There are 3 categories of awards available and you may nominate yourself or a fellow student/colleague/team for any one of the awards.

Individual Award

For any professional services or academic staff member (including all research and/or teaching focused and technician staff).

There are 4 individual awards available. Each award is £1000

Student Award

2x UG and 2xPG awards worth £500 each.

UG student award: current UG students and those who have recently left applying related to activities carried out in their final previous year of study.

PG student award: current PGT, PGR and PhD students and those who have recently left applying related to activities carried out in their final previous year of study 

Team Award

For teams of 2-15 collaborators from across Professional Services and Academic staff and students of the University.

Applicants involved in a Team award can also apply for an Individual award, but not for the same project.

One team award is available. The award is £4000.


Application Process

The application is a two-stage process:

Stage 1

17th January 2022 - Launch online nominations

1st March 2022, 5pm - Close of stage 1 applications

1st March - 4th April 2022 - Review by panel of judges and invitation of selected applicants to proceed to stage 2.

Stage 2:

4th April 2022 - Submission of nominee statements opens - application form will be added to this site in advance of 4th April, and will ask invited applicants to demonstrate in detail how their work meets a series of criteria. For the criteria - see  WAPCE CriteriaLink opens in a new window.

9th May 2022, 5pm - Closing date

Awards communicated 28th June 2022 at a special celebratory event