Living the values of the Leeds Partnership

“The award highlights how we work together as the Faculty of Environment. We are so proud of us all!”

Representatives from the Faculty of Environment. The faculty won this year’s Overall Partnership Award, in recognition of the number and range of nominations they received.

Representatives from the Faculty of Environment pose in front of a Partnership Awards banner with their award.

This was the excited reaction from the thrilled winners of the Overall Partnership Award, announced during a gala celebration on Monday 9 May to honour all the recipients of the prestigious Leeds Partnership Awards 2022.

This year, the Overall Partnership Award has highlighted the hard work and dedication of staff and students across an entire faculty. 

It was won by the Faculty of Environment, with special recognition for Professor Alan Mackie, The Student Education Services Team, Dr Stephen Whitfield and Dr Lisa Marshall.

Exceptional impact

DVC Jeff Grabill presents the award on stage to representatives of the Faculty of Environment.Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, Professor Jeff Grabill, was at the event to present the prestigious award

The Overall Partnership Award is decided by the shortlisting panel, and given to the person or people whose work embodies the ethos of the Leeds Partnership and has an exceptional impact on our community.

Of particular note for the panel was the sheer number and range of nominations for the faculty across the 13 awards categories.

One of the nominees praised the faculty’s work in representing the interests of their cohort, adding that they “go far beyond what is usually expected of programmes to make sure the student voice is heard”.

Another stated: “They make an exceptional contribution to supporting the wellbeing of their students.”

Professors Anne Tallontire (Pro-Dean for Student Education) and Alan Mackie (Head of the School of Food Science and Nutrition), along with Dr Lisa Marshall (Director of Student Education, Food Science and Nutrition), said in a joint statement: “We are thrilled to receive the Overall Partnership Award as a faculty. 

“This is testament to the ideas, innovation and collegiality amongst students and staff across all parts of the faculty in a variety of roles. Many of the people nominated, or who won awards, would say they were just doing what they do – partnership working and ensuring that all students get to make the most of their time here being part of everyday practice.  

“However, it’s important we recognise and celebrate the thought, teamwork and dedication this award represents. The award highlights how we work together as the Faculty of Environment. 

“We are so proud of us all!”

Academic staff were highlighted for praise alongside student projects, the efforts of cleaning staff, education and support services, and beyond. 

Student care was particularly noted by judges, along with the faculty’s innovation during national lockdowns to continue to support access to education in difficult circumstances.  

Find out more

The annual Leeds Partnership Awards celebrate the achievements of staff and students who truly put into practice the agreement setting out our shared commitment to work together to support all aspects of our University community. 

Full details about each of the award categories can be found on the LUU website.

The event, held in person for the first time in three years, bought together a host of inspirational nominations for this year’s accolades, as well as student representatives and senior leaders from both the University itself and Leeds University Union (LUU).

The LUU Instagram feed will also feature reactions from some of the winners.

More in-depth profiles of each of the winners will appear on the For Staff website during the coming weeks. These will also be promoted via the weekly All Staff enewsletters and the Staff Twitter account.

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