April 5, 2016, by Katherine Beers

Vice-Chancellor’s Medal winner for library development

We don’t often make time to step back and celebrate our successes. The Vice-Chancellor’s Medal encourages us to do just that and indeed to think broadly about achievements. It is an annual award for exceptional achievement by staff or students. Any current member of staff or student at any of the University’s campuses in China, Malaysia or the UK may be nominated for the award.

I am delighted to say that Valerie Housley, LRLR Associate Director Strategy and Planning has been awarded the prestigious VC’s Medal for her work on development of libraries so that they offer inspiring space for students to study, most significantly the current £19m George Green Library redevelopment.

Valerie, who has been a member of the library team since 1993, was presented with her Medal by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Greenaway, on 22 January 2016, and joined by Caroline Williams, Director of LRLR at the ceremony.

VC medal winner Valerie Housley

Sir David Greenaway with VC medal winner Valerie Housley and LRLR Director Caroline Williams

Invitations for nominations for the next round of awards are now out to schools and departments across the University. The deadline for this round of nominations is Friday 22 April 2016. Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution?


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