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The Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement (WAPCE), like the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a 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.

Prof Caroline Meyer, Pro Vice Chancellor

"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."

Provost, Chris Ennew

"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."

Key Information


We welcome nominations from all staff and students who have lead on or supported Public and Community Engagement activities at Warwick. Recent graduates are eligible to apply for the student awards, provided their nomination relates to activity they did whilst a student at Warwick.

You can apply for several categories, but only for different projects. Each nomination should be unique. In particular if you’re applying for the Team Award or Student Team Award you cannot also nominate yourself or another member of the team for an individual staff or student award that relates to the same project.

Individuals or Teams applying for WAPCE can also apply for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE) and the Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE).

If you have been invited to act as a reviewer for WAPCE you will also be prohibited from completing the self nomination process for a category you are judging. You can recuse yourself from the review panel if you would like to be considered for the nomination.


WAPCE is a two stage nomination process

Stage one

This entails completing a short nomination form for people to nominate themselves or others

Stage two

Once the nominations have been assessed by the WIE Team, candidates will be invited to submit a detailed self-nomination for each of the categories for which they wish to apply.


A group of reviewers for each award will score the applications, before passing these scores to an overview panel who will select a shortlist, to be announced in June. The overall winners will be announced at our awards event in July.


18 January 2023 - Stage 1 nominations open

8 February - WIE Networking Cafe, Nomination Support EventLink opens in a new window

26 February - Stage 1 nominations close (10pm)

27 Feb - 10 March - Initial review of nominations by WIE Team

13 March - Stage 2 successful stage 1 nominees will be invited to complete their self-nomination form for the relevant category.

7 May - Stage 2 self-nominations close

8 May - 4 June - Review process to take place.

w/c 5 June - Shortlist announced

12 July - Celebratory event at which the winners of WAPCE 2023 are announced.