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SDF Member of the Year Award 2023

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Each year, the Staff Development Forum aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding staff development individuals and/or teams.

This year, we have two Awards in recognition of our Festival of Learning and Development 2023 overarching theme: ‘Innovating, nourishing and storytelling: The evolving L&D professional’.

Our top five colleagues who received nominations are as follows, and you can read details of their nomination via the links. 

Dr Amy Smith – University of Manchester. Nominated by Cathal Rogers, University of Manchester

Lisette Whittaker – University of Sussex. Nominated by Sally Porter, University of Sussex

Sarah Rhodes – Staffordshire University. Nominated by Arinola Adefila, Staffordshire University

Zoe Connell – Canterbury Christ Church University. Nominated by Amanda Maclean, Canterbury Christ Church University

Tracy Ellis – University of Liverpool. Nominated by Rachel Parkes, University of Liverpool and Kate Rowland, Manchester Metropolitan University

Winners will be announced during the SDF Festival of Learning and Development, which starts on Monday 13th November 2023.

Our judges have enjoyed reading all nominations. It is outstanding that colleagues are doing more than is expected of them in their roles, as well as hearing managers nominating their staff.

Good luck to all!