Group photo of VC PER Award winners
VC PER Awards group shot

Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards

Enter the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards 2024

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards 2024 is now open for nominations.

What was previously five separate groups of awards has now become a University-wide celebration for staff across Oxford, with 11 categories in strategically important areas.

Find out more and enter on the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards page.

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Nomination deadline: Monday 19 February 2024.

This page references the previous Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement Awards. As of 2024, these are now part of the University-wide Vice-Chancellor’s Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards 2019

The winners received recognition for their achievements at the Awards Ceremony that took place on Wednesday 10 July 2019 at Keble college, University of Oxford. You can read more about the winning projects and people here: VC PER Awards 2019 Brochure

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor says: “It is inspiring to see the positive impact these activities have both on research and on the individuals and communities that have been involved, from Cambodian villages to 'Baby Higgs' hunters and the children of imprisoned mothers.”

You can view the films below on three of the winning and highly-commended projects and people from this year's Awards to give you a flavour of the Public Engagement with Research that takes place at Oxford.

How do badgers respond to scents from other species? (Early Career Researcher Category; Highly-Commended)

Engagement at the Pitt Rivers Museums (Building Capacity, Award Winner)

Victorian Light Night... Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives (Projects Category, Award Winner)

Previous awards

Details of the previous VC PER Awards can be found here:

2019 - Brochure

2017 -  Brochure, award ceremony film (2017)

2016 - Brochure, award ceremony film (2016)