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Aston Achievers

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Aston Business School is really proud of the success of its graduates and would like to recognise alumni who have shown outstanding leadership, community-mindedness and innovative entrepreneurialism.  We are delighted to announce the launch of our very own ‘Aston Business School Achievers’ Awards for 2018.

Do you know an exceptional alumnus or alumna who could be one of our Aston Business School Achievers? Nominate them now!

Nominators, please note that:

  • Nominations can be made by anyone, including self-nominations, current students and staff and former students and staff of the University. Please Note: Awards Panel members cannot make nominations.
  • All nominations will be kept private and confidential.
  • All nominees will be substantiated by the University Registry team to ensure they are a graduate of the University.
  • The Awards’ Panel will be drawn from a mix of the Aston Business School Senior team, honorary graduates and Aston University committee and Advisory Board members.
  • Nominators may be asked for further information to support the nomination at a later date.


Please complete your nomination using the Nomination Form below.

Please Note: The closing date for all nominations is the 28th June 2018 at noon.

Please see the information you need to nominate one of our former students or apply to be an Aston Business School Achiever

Nominations are accepted from anyone, including current students and staff and former students and staff for alumni who have made an important contribution to the local, national or international community through their achievements. There will be an emphasis on recognising alumni who have demonstrated rapid achievement after completing their studies.

Aston Business School Achiever: Leadership & Community

In order to be eligible for consideration the candidate must:

  • be a graduate of Aston Business School
  • have demonstrated exceptional leadership or made an important contribution to the local, national or international community through international partnerships, professional, voluntary or charitable activities
  • meet the eligibility criteria for the Aston Business School Achievers Award.

 

Aston Business School Achiever: Enterprise

In order to be eligible for consideration the candidate must:

  • be a graduate of Aston Business School
  • has improved the way business is done through an innovative idea, product or service or made an important contribution to the local, national or international community through an enterprising business venture that has resulted in business growth
  • meet the eligibility criteria for the Aston Business School Achievers Award.

Alumni may nominate themselves but must include one piece of independent support from referees and one piece of supplementary information to support their nomination with their completed nomination form.  Independent Support Documents cannot be written by relatives of the nominee and must be received within the deadline date for nominations. Supplementary information can be a PDF of web links, brochures, media clippings or a portfolio of work no bigger than 3MB. Self-nominations without the appropriate Independent Support Documents will not be accepted.

Aston Business School Achievers Announcement and Presentation of Award
The University Awards Panel will name up to 16 Aston Business School Achievers each year in total, from any combination of the Awards categories.

Successful nominees will always be informed in writing about any Award decided by the Awards’ Panel. This will happen prior to any public publication by the university.

If there are no nominees considered of satisfactory excellence in any or all of the categories in any year, the Awards’ Panel reserve the right not to make an award in any or all of the categories.

Each ' Aston Business School Achiever ' will receive a presentation certificate detailing their contribution they have made to the category as well as an exclusive and engraved Award statue. Where possible a member of Aston Business School will present the Award and bring a photographer to take pictures.


Publicity
The University will publish the winners of the Aston Business School Achiever Award including; name, graduation date, current job role and organisation including a recent photograph on the alumni web pages. The Aston Business School Alumni Relations team will use images and a biography of the winners to promote future activities and to appear as featured alumni on our course pages.  The winners will be expected to provide information for a biography, write a ‘day in the life’ piece for the Aston Business School Alumni Publication and write a blog post for our social media channels.

Eligibility for Aston Business School Achievers Award

  • Nominees must be a graduate of Aston Business School. Nominations are particularly welcome for, but not exclusively sought for, alumni who completed their studies less than five years prior to the year of the award.
  • Alumni who have previously been awarded in any category will not be eligible for nomination in subsequent years in any category. Alumni who have been nominated but have not been named Aston Business School Achiever in any category in previous years will be eligible for nomination in future years.
  • Alumni who have been recognised as ' Aston Business School Achiever ' in any category may still be nominated for the University's Honorary Awards or Alumni of the Year.
  • No posthumous awards will be made.
  • Nominations will not be accepted for current or former members of the Board of Governors or its Committees, serving Members of the Awards panel and nominees who have previously received an Aston Business School Achievers Award. 

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Aston Alumni Achievers: Nomination Form
Nominator's Details
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Nominee's Details (only to be completed if you are nominated someone else, not yourself)
I wish to nominate the person above for the Aston Business School Achiever Awards in the following categories: (please select only one answer)  »
Aston Business School Achiever Nomination
Please provide full details of how the Aston Business School graduate meets the criteria specified for the Aston Business School Achiever category. This section must be completed.
Supporting statement: Please provide details of how our Aston Business School graduate has continued to support the University since completing their course. For example providing testimonials, taking part in films, being part of an ambassador programme, mentoring students, speaking at events etc.


Confirmation
I confirm all the information I have provided to be correct as far as my knowledge and I am willing to confirm further details if required as part of the Aston Business School Achiever Awards procedure.  »



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All awards nominations received will be confirmed by email.  If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact 0121 204 4785 or email abs_alumni@aston.ac.uk.