Silver award medal

The Strathclyde Medals

The Strathclyde Medals recognise people who have made an important contribution to the University values in their work, relationships and achievements.

Nominations 2021

Over recent years, we have worked together to ensure that our University Values authentically reflect who we are, how we work, what we believe in and what we stand for. There is no doubt that our Values – People-Oriented, Bold, Innovative, Collaborative and Ambitious -  are currently playing a critical role in how we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, caring for health and wellbeing of our students and staffand they are also an essential part of how we achieve our ambitious and exciting plans associated with Vision 2025.

Every year, I ask you to nominate individual members of staff or teams who consistently demonstrate the University’s Values in their work, contributions and relationships.  Nominations received are considered by a cross-University panel, with the best examples being celebrated at a Strathclyde Medals Ceremony where individuals and teams receive a Values Medal or a Values Team Trophy. 

This year, I believe it is more important than ever to recognise colleagues who most closely exemplify the Values in their interactions, relationships and commitment to Strathclyde.  Consequently, I would now ask that you think about staff from across the University Community who deserve recognition because they are People-Oriented, Bold, Innovative, Collaborative and/or Ambitious.  Please think of all the staff with whom you interact and, this year, with a particular focus on individuals or teams of colleagues who have most closely exemplified the Values during the current coronavirus crisis. 

Nominations for the 2021 awards can be made using the online nomination form.  For questions or further information please contact

The closing date for receipt of nominations is 30th April 2021. The Award winners will be chosen by a panel and then celebrated at an Awards Ceremony on 16th September , which may be virtual, face-to-face or a combinationof these depending on prevailing circumstances.

Nomination criteria

  • nominees must be University of Strathclyde employees
  • nominations can be for an individual or a team (all team members must be University of Strathclyde employees)
  • nominations can be made by any Strathclyde member of staff or any current Strathclyde student
  • if nominating a team, the team lead and contact details should be included
  • as the nominator, you should complete the Nomination Form and provide a brief description of the activity or contribution that demonstrates each value for which the nominee(s) is being proposed for an award
  • one nomination should be made per form; you can submit as many nominations as you wish as long as each nomination is clearly different

Strathclyde Medals 2020

Eighteen individuals and eight teams at Strathclyde had their outstanding service recognised at a virtual Strathclyde Medals Ceremony on Monday 5 October 2020, hosted by Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Jim McDonald.

The awards have been made to people and teams, nominated by their peers and colleagues, for demonstrating the University Values – People-Oriented, Bold, Innovative, Collaborative and Ambitious – in their work, relationships and achievements.

Read more about the 2020 Medal Winners.