Centre for Learning and Teaching

Best Team in Support of Student Learning Award

The Best Team in Support of Student Learning Award, funded by the Alumni Fund, recognises exceptional and/or innovative team work and collaboration in the delivery of learning and teaching.

We look for nominated teams who can provide evidence of the delivery of an exceptional, innovative or transformational contribution to the student experience in learning and teaching.

The Prize

The Award consists of a prize of £1,500 to the successful team's Department for use in supporting new learning and teaching initiatives/developments. All nominees will be invited to attend an Awards Evening taking place on 13 April, 2018 (a joint event with the Student Union Academic Rep Awards). 

Nominations

Nominations are now open for 2018.

Nominations for the Award may be submitted by students (graduate and undergraduate) and other members of academic staff.

Nominations must be supported by evidence of an exceptional, innovative or transformational contribution to the student experience in learning and teaching from the nominated team.

Eligibility

It is open to all members of staff, both full and part-time, who teach or support learning. The Award will not normally be awarded to the same team on more than one occasion, although individual members of staff may participate in a different team in subsequent years. Unsuccessful teams may be nominated for the Award in subsequent years.

Criteria

The Award will be made to a team (up to a maximum of five individuals) of teaching and support staff who can evidence the delivery of an exceptional or innovative or transformational contribution to the student experience in learning and teaching.

Nominated teams should be able to demonstrate:

  • Successful delivery of an exceptional and/or innovative contribution to the student experience with clear outputs and outcomes in relation to student learning
  • A strong rationale of why the team's work benefits the student learning experience
  • The contribution of each of the team members and/or the specific value of the collective effort in support of the enhanced student learning experience
  • Evidence from student feedback and similar showing how the student learning experience has improved or is of an outstanding quality due to the collective team effort.

Nominated teams will be required to produce a single statement of between 100 and 200 words to articulate the their contribution to the student learning experience and supporting evidence.

Supporting statements for nominations will be requested from the nominated team’s Director of Studies and relevant SSLC representatives.

Background

The University's Alumni Fund approved an application in May 2013 to provide funding to support the establishment of an annual award (for a fixed period of three academic sessions, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16) to recognise an exceptional and innovative team work and collaboration in the delivery of learning and teaching. The establishment of this Award was approved by Senate in December 2013.