YESI team nominated for prestigious award

News | Posted on Wednesday 31 October 2018

The YESI office team have been nominated for a Professional@York Award for their Outstanding Support to Research and Impact.

The Professional@York Awards have been developed to celebrate, acknowledge and reward achievements of individuals and teams working in support roles across the University of York. This year’s winners will be decided by a panel of judges consisting of representatives from across the University and will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 13th December.

A series of achievements have led to the YESI team’s nomination including the delivery of a high profile five year anniversary celebration event, their work in supporting some of the largest and most complex applications in environmental research at the University this year and their role in transforming the institute’s communications and events strategy.

Through their hard work this year YESI has supported research proposals worth ~£20M to York and has hosted around 20 events and workshops to showcase environmental research at York. They have set up two new research networks around waste and climate change to bring together researchers from across campus interested in these key topics. The team have also been busy forming important new relationships with industrial partners, environmental consultancies and charities, other research institutions and are engaging with other research centres at the University such as IGDC. Through conducting a ‘YESI roadshow’ the team has also formed new links with a number of departments at the University. YESI has also seen an increase in social media traffic by 100% and subscriptions to the mailing list by 20% over the last year.

Impressively, this has been achieved by a fairly new team of just three individuals which only came together in May 2017.

The YESI office team says ‘It’s been a very busy year for us but we are really proud of what we have managed to pull off. We are delighted to have been nominated for an award and recognised for our hard-work.’  

YESI Director Professor Sue Hartley states ‘I am so proud of what the team has achieved. They deserve this recognition-I regularly get feedback from colleagues and external partners about their professionalism and willingness to help. I would just like to wish them good luck!’