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The Chancellor’s Award recognises members of the Swansea University staff and student community who have made an outstanding contribution to the life, reputation or impact of our University.

Two awards are available, one for members of our University staff and one for members of our student body.

Nominations are welcome from all sections of the Swansea University community. The judges will be looking for examples of outstanding contributions to the University itself and/or to the region, Wales or internationally.  Entries should relate to at least one of our University’s key strategic pillars: civic mission, student experience, learning and teaching, research, and enterprise.

Each year, the Chancellor’s Award will be presented for work aligned to a particular theme. For the 2022 Awards, entries should demonstrate outstanding contributions to our University’s role as a champion for heritage and culture in Wales.

Winners will receive a certificate and a tree will be planted on their behalf. Their names will be added to the Chancellor’s Awards roll of honour, which will be sited in both the Great Hall and Fulton House, and profiles of the recipients will be published on our website.

Winners will also be invited to attend the Graduation (Honorary Fellows) Dinner, where their contribution will be celebrated.

Guidance notes

Nominations are welcome from all staff and students, whether individuals or teams.

Nominations will be accepted for any activity undertaken within the preceding two years that can be aligned to the Award’s theme.

Entries should be no longer than 2,000 words in length, covering

  • Short summary of the contribution;
  • Description of what the nominee has achieved and what the outcome has been in terms of benefits to the University, to the region, or to individuals impacted by the work;
  • Description of the sustainability of the work and how it may be progressed;
  • Evidence of the contributions (e.g. testimonials) may be submitted as an appendix and will not be included in the word count.

Nominations will be received, assessed and shortlisted by a sub-group of the Honorary Awards Committee and the two winning entries will be selected by the Chancellor.

Please note that entrants should typically be formally nominated by their PVC Executive Dean, Head of School, Professional Services Director or Students' Union Officer. Staff applicants are therefore advised to discuss their entries with their line managers prior to submission.

Next steps

To apply, download the application form:Chancellor's Award Entry Form


24 June 2022: Deadline for nominations

July 2022: Review of nominations by a sub-group of the Honorary Awards Committee. Shortlisted entries to be reviewed by the Chancellor

July 2022: Winners announced and profiled on the University website.

July 2022: Award presentation during a graduation ceremony and invitation to VIP Graduation Lunch