University of Bath

Make a nomination for the Director of Studies Award

Find out how to nominate someone for the Award, the criteria and eligibility for entering, and the prize they could win.

How to nominate someone

This Award is given to a Director of Studies for taught programmes. It recognises how they've gone above and beyond Director of Studies’ responsibilities to create and support an exceptional learning and teaching environment in their academic Department or School, or across the wider University.

You can nominate a Director of Studies for this Award if you are:

  • a postgraduate student
  • an undergraduate student
  • a member of academic staff

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Submit a nomination form to recommend someone for this Award. The closing date for nominations is Monday 4 February 2019.

When we receive your nomination form, we will contact the nominee to confirm they are willing to progress to the next stage. At this point, we will ask for:

  • a personal statement from each nominee of up to 300 words in which they show how they meet at least one of the criteria for this Award
  • supporting statements from the nominee’s Head of Department and the relevant SSLC representatives

The University's Awards Committee will consider nominations and supporting statements in March 2019.

Criteria

Nominees must be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • dedication to the support of students
  • dedication to the continuous improvement of the student learning experience
  • support for innovative approaches to learning and teaching
  • a positive example of good practice in student engagement in the Department or School
  • an impact on levels of student satisfaction with the course

Eligibility

Eligibility for this Award is restricted to individual Directors of Studies for taught programmes. Directors of Teaching are eligible for the Leadership in Learning and Teaching Award. Director of Studies teams are eligible for the Best Team in Support of Student Learning Award.

Unsuccessful nominees may be nominated for the Award in subsequent years. Previous winners will be eligible for nomination five years after the Award was made.

The permanent establishment of a new Teaching Award for Director of Studies was approved by Senate on 21 November 2018. The new Award commences in 2019.

The prize

The Award winner will receive £1,000 in prize money.

An Awards Evening will be held on Friday 5 April 2019. This is a joint event with The SU Bath Academic Rep Awards. Following a meeting of the University's Awards Committee, nominees for the University Teaching Awards will be informed if they have been shortlisted to attend.

Award winners will be presented with a certificate at the summer graduation ceremonies.

The prize money will be paid through the payroll and will be subject to PAYE.

Other teaching awards

Each year the University presents a number of awards to members of staff in recognition of their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. Find out more about our other teaching awards.