Professor Sir David Watson Awards have been created in memory of Professor Sir David Watson, to honour his leadership in encouraging community-university engagement and recognise the combined efforts of community and university partners towards making a difference to the lives of people in their shared community. It acknowledges his leadership in community university engagement and social responsibility in higher education.
The details about the nomination process and the conferment of the award is available at:
The applications process for the awards was launched at the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement conference held in November, 2016. A blog on the event is available at: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/blog/professor-sir-david-watson-awards-community-university-partnerships , written by Stuart Laing.
University of Brighton coverage of the launch can be found at https://www.brighton.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/news/2016/11-30-professor-sir-david-watson-award.aspx