Casting a spotlight on staff who have made a significant contribution to City’s 125 year journey. Nominations for the City Icons Awards have now closed. Information about how to vote will be circulated in CityWire in June.

The City Icons Awards is a celebration of staff, both past and present, who inspire us through their passion, vision and commitment and have helped shape the University we know today. We would like to invite nominations for members of staff, academics and Professional Services, within six categories. There will be two winners in each category, one who currently works at City and one from our past.

Shortlisted nominees from our past will be put to a ‘public vote’ in June and all winners will be announced at our special City Icons Awards ceremony on the 9th July 2019 as part of our Foundation Day celebrations.



Those whose research has had significant impact on global society and who have contributed to City’s success and reputation as an increasingly research-intensive institution.

Innovation & Vision

Anyone who has shown the passion and commitment to make changes, to launch new initiatives and through their vision and leadership have furthered City’s progress and reputation.


Individuals whose passion for education has resulted in excellent outcomes for their students. They may have pioneered innovative styles or been known for their excellent rapport with their students.


Individuals or teams who have worked to ensure that City has enriched our local community or who have contributed to the wellbeing and satisfaction of our staff and student communities.


Those whose work has resulted in successful business ventures or have supported others in their commercial success.


Those who have developed successful relationships with partners in the UK or internationally, which have contributed to City’s success.

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