Nominate a student for the Chancellor's Medal


Do you know an outstanding student? Our final year undergraduates, postgraduates completing their programme of study or research and recent graduates are eligible to be considered for the Chancellor's Medal.

The award is given in recognition of the outstanding attainment of an individual student in academic or sporting activities, or in other personal achievements.

The award was founded by the University’s sixth Chancellor, Lord Dainton of Hallam Moors, who held office from 1978-1997. Cast in silver to an original design by Lord Dainton, it is presented to the recipient at a Degree Congregation.

All members of the University are invited to consider making a nomination for the award.

Download a nomination form (Microsoft Word Doc, 23.0 KB)

In your nomination, you should give an outline of how the student meets the criteria and include a supporting statement demonstrating the reasons for the nomination.

Any supporting evidence that may be useful in considering the nomination is also gratefully received.

Nominations must be submitted to Wendy Gautrey (, x29755), Student Administration Service, Level 6, Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG by the closing date of Friday 28 April 2017.

A final decision on the award will be made by the President and Vice Chancellor, on behalf of the Chancellor, on recommendation from the Vice-Presidents and Heads of Faculty.

Previous winners include:

• A School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) student who undertook extraordinary work on humanitarian grounds before and after the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, a country with which the University has strong links;

• a student in the School of Clinical Dentistry, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University of Sheffield and to the wider community of Sheffield promoting widening participation, supporting others towards a career in Dentistry and raising awareness of mouth cancer;

• a Biology student who made outstanding achievements with regards to her University experience and academic success whilst forging an incredibly successful career in the field of international trampolining;

• an Occupational Psychology student in recognition of her outstanding achievements with regards to empowering and improving the local and global community; and

• a member and Chair of the Student’s Union Welfare Committee in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the areas of student representation, welfare and inclusion.