The UHR Awards for Excellence in HR 2023

Nominations end 28 March

The UHR Awards 2023

We are delighted to open the nominations process for the UHR Awards 2023 - and this year, with new categories!

A key UHR aim is to enable HR innovation and learning from each other, and to build our professional skills base: these awards give a great opportunity to do this, and to highlight creativity and success. We want to show the sector and the HR professionals beyond HE that our HR practitioners introduce cutting edge practices with impact, which enhance organisational culture and performance within UK universities. The UHR Awards are a great opportunity to encourage and motivate the HR team, even in preparing an entry – and even more so if you win. Make sure your team gets the recognition you deserve.

After another year of achievement in your universities we’d love the hard work of your teams to be reflected in your nominations. We’ll be announcing the winners during UHR Conference 2023 which will run from 9 to 11 May: its theme is Working Well. How will you make sure your entry stands out? How did you work with the specific challenges and constraints your team faces, and what can other university HR teams learn from the thinking, practice and process your nomination describes?

This year we have new awards categories and have made changes to our criteria to take account of this. The new categories are for achievements in reward and recruitment; in wellbeing; and we also have a new HR Star Award for an individual that has made an exceptional difference.

Please submit your nomination form by noon on Tuesday 28 March. Use the 'How to Apply' button below to learn more, including on judging criteria, and to download the nomination form.


Previous Award Winners

UHR Awards 2022

Our 2022 Award winners included an inspiring set of projects and teams and just as every year there was much for the UHR community to learn.

Read about the winners

UHR Awards 2021

The winners of the UHR Awards for Excellence in HR 2021 were announced at UHR’s 2021 Conference, themed ‘Refreshing HR’, on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Read about the winners

UHR Awards 2020

It is part of our role to identify and share good practice in HR teams across HE and there is much to learn from all of our shortlisted teams. To our winners, congratulations, and to everyone who took part, our thanks and very best wishes

Read about the winners

UHR Awards 2019

The winners of the UHR Awards for Excellence in HR were announced at our annual conference in Manchester on May 23rd 2019

Read about the winners

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