Deadline looming for VC’s Excellence Awards nominations

25 October 2021 | Campus Announcement

Dear colleagues

The 2021 UCT Annual Awards are around the corner. After a long year that has undoubtedly been challenging and characterised by a myriad of difficulties, most brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the awards provide an opportunity for the UCT executive to further show appreciation for staff members.

The Vice-Chancellors’ Excellence Awards committee calls on anyone who is aware of teams or individuals who have gone over and above the line of duty to make a difference in the lives of others through transformative change, to nominate them for the Vice-Chancellors’ Excellence Awards.

The deadline for submission is Friday, 29 October 2021.

Awards will be made in three categories: global citizenship, service excellence and transformation.

The committee encourages all professional, administrative support and services (PASS) staff to apply or nominate colleagues for the Global Citizenship Award and the Service Excellence Award, while all staff at UCT involved in transformation work are invited to apply for or nominate colleagues for the Transformation Award.

A brief outline of each of the categories is as follows:

  • Service Excellence celebrates and recognises outstanding service by staff, including activities, initiatives, practices and/or projects that have contributed to the delivery of exceptional or significantly improved services to UCT’s staff and students (an award for PASS staff).
  • Global Citizenship recognises individuals or teams who have demonstrated excellence in living out the UCT mission through areas of service, the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human being and contributions to the common good (an award for PASS staff).
  • Transformation aligns with the strategic plan of the university and our vision for excellence, transformation and sustainability, and is aimed at recognising and encouraging staff to take an active role in driving institutional culture change (an award for all staff).

Please submit nominations and applications to


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