University of Bath

Teaching Awards - celebrating excellence

Each year the University presents a number of awards to members of staff in recognition of their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning.

Celebrating excellence in teaching

Please note that nominations are no longer being accepted for 2018. Award winners will be announced in April.

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for an award this year. If you have been nominated, you will receive an invitation to attend an awards evening on 13 April 2018. This is a joint event with The SU Bath Academic Rep Awards. Winners will be presented with certificates at the summer graduation ceremonies.

The University Teaching Awards recognise the significant contributions made by staff to enhance the academic lives of students and colleagues.

Each year staff and students are invited to nominate colleagues for these awards.

Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award

This award is given to outstanding members of teaching staff and teaching postgraduate research students who have made a significant contribution to innovation in curriculum design, content or delivery.

In 2017 the award was presented to Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb, Department for Health, for her innovative use of digital technology and promotion of public engagement activities for students. Find out more about how Dr Francombe-Webb has enhanced the student learning experience.

Nominate someone for their innovation in learning and teaching

John Willis Award

This award is presented to outstanding members of academic teaching staff in recognition of their dedication to the academic and personal lives of students combined with a significant contribution to teaching and accomplishment in research.

In 2017 the award was presented to Dr Richard Burke, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for his collaborative approach towards research and his dedication to the well-being and academic progress of his students. Find out more about Dr Burke's approach to teaching and research.

Nominate someone for the John Willis Award

Mary Tasker Award

This award recognises excellence in teaching. It is presented to outstanding members of teaching staff who have demonstrated creative and effective approaches to teaching and learning.

In 2017 the award was presented to Dr Richard Joiner, Department of Psychology, for his development of digital teaching tools and his enthusiasm and passion for teaching his subject. Find out more about Dr Joiner's teaching initiatives.

Nominate someone for the Mary Tasker Award

Leadership in Learning and Teaching Award

This award recognises exceptional leadership in learning and teaching. It is presented to members of staff who have successfully initiated transformational change in learning and teaching practice, learning support, administrative or managerial practices, or have influenced the manner in which colleagues view or approach learning, teaching or students.

In 2017 the award was presented to Dr Mary Hayden, Department of Education, for the dedication she brings to student feedback, her research-led approach to teaching, and her contributions to curriculum design. Find out more about Dr Hayden's approach to teaching.

Nominate someone for their leadership in learning and teaching

Best Team in Support of Student Learning Award

This award recognises exceptional and/or innovative team work and collaboration in the delivery of learning and teaching. It is presented to a team who have made an exceptional, innovative or transformational contribution to the student experience in learning and teaching.

In 2017 the award was presented to the Faculty of Science Placements Team for their excellent service delivery, personalised guidance for students, and their initiatives to improve administrative processes. Find out more about how the team has enhanced the student experience.

This award is funded by the Alumni Fund.

Nominate a team for their support of student learning

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize

This prize is awarded to a supervisor or supervisory team who has demonstrated exceptional performance in doctoral supervision.

In 2017 the prize was presented to Dr Marcelle McManus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for her passion for the welfare and progress of her students, and her commitment to supporting their educational and academic success. Find out more about Dr McManus' approach to doctoral supervision.

Nominate a supervisor or supervisory team for this prize