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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

Congratulations to all our nominees for the University Teaching Awards 2020.

This year's winners of our University Teaching Awards were announced at an Education Awards Online Celebration, which was screened at 17:00 hr (GMT) on Friday 15th May. This was a joint event organised by the University of Bath and The SU Bath Academic Rep Awards. The event is still available to watch on the SU Education Awards 2020 webpage

Find out about our award winners and commended nominees in our special University Teaching Awards blog post.

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

In 2020 three nominees were named as winners of the Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award: Dr Emma Carmel (Department of Social and Policy Sciences), Ms Lyn Hanning (Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology) and Dr Maria Valero (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering)

Find out more about how Dr Carmel, Ms Hanning and Dr Valero have 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 2020 the John Willis Award was presented to Dr Stijn Wuyts, Department of Physics. Find out more about Dr Wuyts' 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 2020 the Mary Tasker Award was presented to Dr Tahiru Liedong, School of Management, in recognition of his outstanding reputation for using innovative, inclusive and engaging teaching methods. Find out more about Dr Liedong'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 2020 the award was presented to Dr Elies Dekoninck, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for her development of a visionary new programme that aims to deliver radical changes to the student learning experience. Find out more about Dr Dekoninck'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 2020 the award was presented to the Directors of Teaching & Directors of Studies Team, Department of Chemistry for the dedication, time and support they give to students in their department at each stage of their degree. 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. This year's award was announced as part of the Doctoral Recognition Awards.

In 2020 the prize was presented to Professor Danae Stanton-Fraser, Department of Psychology, for her role as an accomplished researcher and a dedicated supervisor, offering exemplary support to her students throughout their doctorate journey. Find out more about Professor Stanton-Fraser's approach to doctoral supervision.

Nominate a supervisor or supervisory team for this prize

Director of Studies Award

This new award, introduced this year, recognises the important role played by Directors of Studies in supporting learning and teaching, and their positive impact on the student experience.

In 2020 the Director of Studies Award was presented to Dr Philip Rogers, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology for h The care and support he gives to students’ wellbeing, and to their academic experience here at Bath. Find out more about Dr Rogers' approach to teaching.

Nominate a Director of Studies for this award