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Robina Goodlad Excellence Award for Women Achievers in Housing

The award is in its eleventh year and was set up in recognition of the late Robina Goodlad, a Professor of Housing and Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow and Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Research on Social Justice from 1998 until her death in 2005.

The award is aimed at women who have broken new ground or made a significant contribution to housing in Scotland and those who have helped, or are helping others, to achieve their goals and make a difference to their communities.

The judging panel will be looking for ways which the nominee has:

• Made innovative change - with examples of this

• Moved beyond established practice and succeeded by doing things differently

• Gone beyond the requirements of their role (particularly where the candidate is in a paid role)

• Helped to remove barriers, open up opportunities for others, set a new pathway or promoted a social justice through their achievements

Who is eligible?

The Award is open to women of all ages and background who are involved in any area of housing and related activities, either in an employed or voluntary capacity.

How to apply

Entrants should complete the online award submission form. In support of your nomination, please provide a summary of no more than 500 words outlining the nominees claim to the award. The summary will be the main source of information for shortlisting candidates.

Where appropriate, we would also like you to describe the candidate’s vision for the future and how they intend, in practical terms, to build on their achievements.

Please include any relevant documentation such as press coverage or materials that the nominee may have produced (this need not be contained within the 500 word summary). Please also confirm that the nominee is willing to take part in the process before making your submission.


The winner will be announced and the award presented at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday 11 November 2016. The winner will receive a trophy (to be returned after one year) and a commemorative certificate.


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