Violet was announced as the winner in the Making Things Better category for her work redesigning the Politics Postgraduate Canvas site (which students and staff use to find information about the MPhil, MSc and DPhil courses).
The awards recognise the extraordinary contribution that colleagues in administrative, professional and support roles make to the University, and to furthering Oxford’s academic mission.
In particular they will celebrate colleagues who demonstrate the principles of Professional Services Together – the University’s framework for spreading best practice across our professional services.
Violet said: “It was lovely to be given this award, and huge thanks to the students, academics and administrators who nominated me.
“The work I was nominated for wouldn’t have been possible without the Politics Courses Team working collaboratively at speed during an exceptionally busy period before the start of term, or without really helpful input from students and academic staff, so I think it reflects really well on the Department as a whole.
“It was also lovely to hear about all the fantastic work going on in other parts of the University via the award scheme.”
Nina Tomlin, DPIR’s Head of Administration and Finance, said: “We were extremely proud and pleased that Violet was shortlisted for this award and are delighted that she won for “Making Things Better” at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Services Awards.
“Huge congratulations from your Professional Services colleagues and the whole Department on your win, Violet. Your contribution to the Department is enormously valued.”