Events > AUDE Awards > Categories/Criteria



Five awards will be made during the awards ceremony:

The AUDE Estates/Facilities Team of the Year Award
For exceptional team working leading to significant achievement.

The AUDE University Impact Initiative of the Year Award
Recognition for a specific initiative having a significant positive impact on the institution, the sector and/or the profession.

The AUDE Emerging Talent Award
To reward a member of staff, working in estates or facilities, who is making an exceptional contribution and demonstrates great potential for the future. This could be someone brand new to the sector or perhaps an individual who already has career experience but is fresh to estates/facilities management.

The AUDE Chair’s Award for Long Term Contribution
For achievements benefitting the higher education estates/FM community, by an individual, over an extended period of time. 

The AUDE Award for Reaching Higher
For those that have gone above and beyond the usual realm of their institution, benefiting their local community and having a positive impact on those outside of the usual student and staff community. If your estates and facilities efforts have created links with the local community, worked in partnership with business and/or other organisations, demonstrated strong corporate social responsibility values or actively enhanced equality and diversity in all you do - then you could be a deserving winner.


Judging criteria

Submissions in each award category are based on the following criteria. Each criterion has 1000 points available for judges to award, allocated to each element as shown below.

The AUDE Estates/Facilities Team of the Year Award

  • Team performance and achievements (350)
  • Institutional benefit (measurable impact) (350)
  • Portability, applicability to a wider audience, sector benefit (300)


The AUDE University Impact Initiative of the Year Award

  • Institutional benefit (measurable achievement and impact) (400)
  • Communication, institutional awareness/uptake (200)
  • Portability, applicability to a wider audience, sector benefit (250)
  • Innovativeness (150)


The AUDE Emerging Talent Award

  • Performance/Achievements (350)
  • Contribution to team, institution, mission (300)
  • Wider significance of achievements/portability (200)
  • Potential (150)


The AUDE Chair's Award for Long Term Contribution

  • Performance/achievements and duration (400)
  • Benefit to team, institution, mission over time (300)
  • Wider impact for sector, sector Associations, AUDE (300)


The AUDE Award for Reaching Higher

  • Performance/Achievements (300)
  • Benefit to wider community (400)
  • Innovativeness (300)



Only staff employed* by AUDE member organisations are eligible to participate in these awards as nominees or nominators. AUDE members are the higher education institutions of the UK.

  • Nominees can be nominated for more than one award, but a new form and registration must be completed for each submission.
  • Each nomination must be supported by the university director of estates (or equivalent).
  • Each award category is judged on predefined criteria, based on a points system. The judging criteria can be seen on this page.

*We will accept nominations for the chair's long-term contribution award on behalf of members who have served for a long time but recently retired.


Entry process

  • Complete the application form.
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday 14 December 2018. Entries made after this will not be considered.
  • The judges will meet during February 2019 to confirm the winners
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