Director of Academic Services Michele Shoebridge presenting at the awards.
Staff success at the PSRAs
Two Academic Services finalists were announced as winners at the second annual Professional Services Recognising Excellence awards.
Incident Response Manager Paul Grogan received the Outstanding Value for Money Award, while Richard Autherson, Systems Support and Development Officer, took home the Outstanding Innovation/Project of the Year Award as part of the ESR-1 team.
Paul’s efforts have saved the University over £130,000 per year, with cost reductions in third party maintenance and the removal of a redundant software product. Richard and the ESR-1 team introduced an online recruitment system which has saved staff hours and has reduced the use of paper and internal mail envelopes.
David Allen OBE, Registrar and Deputy Chief Executive says: “Professional Services staff play a central role in the University, and these awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise their achievements. On the eve of finding out the University is once again in the top 10 of The Times Good University Guide it is fitting to hear so many great examples of positive contribution to the University’s success.”
Seven outstanding winners in total were chosen from a record 158 nominations, with colleagues nominated within all areas of Professional Services on all three University of Exeter campuses.
More details of winners and nominees, along with pictures from the awards ceremony, can be found on the Recognising Excellence website.
Date: 29 June 2012