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Make a nomination for the Leadership in Learning and Teaching 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

Each year this award is given to a member of staff who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in learning and teaching.

You can submit a nomination for this Award if you are:

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

Self nominations are not accepted.

Nominations must be supported by the evidence of transformational leadership in learning and teaching.

Submit a nomination form to recommend someone for the Leadership in Learning & Teaching Award. Nominations can be made from Thursday 7 January 2021. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 24 February 2021.

Following receipt of the nomination form, nominees will be contacted to confirm their willingness to progress to the next stage. At this point, supporting statements will be requested from the nominee, the nominee’s Director of Studies and relevant students.

Nominations and supporting statements will be considered by the University's Awards Committee in April.


The award will be made to a member of staff who can evidence a substantial and successful profile of transformational leadership in learning and teaching within the University. This may be at departmental, programme, or School/Faculty level or within a support service structure.

When considering nominations for this award, the Committee will be looking for evidence of transformational leadership in learning and teaching, for example successful influence on colleagues, or the institution, leading to educational change. This influence will be due to personal strength rather than the outcome of longstanding service in a particular role. There is therefore no assumption that nominees for this award will be in a senior, supervisory or managerial position. Nominees should be able to draw upon evidence from Semester 2 (2019/20) and/or during the academic year 2020/21.

With a clear rationale for how this benefits the student learning experience, nominees will show how they have effected change in learning and teaching practice, learning support, administrative or managerial practices, or the manner in which colleagues view or approach learning, teaching or students. Self nominations cannot be accepted.


The Award is open to all members of staff who teach or support learning.

Previous winners of the award will be eligible for nomination five years after the award was made.

Unsuccessful nominees may be nominated for the award in subsequent years.

The prize

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

If a joint award is made, the winners will each receive the £500 prize.

Award winners will be announced at a joint awards event with The SU Bath Academic Rep Awards (date tbc). Following a meeting of the University's Awards Committee in April, 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.

Previous winners

Since 2009 this award has been presented to an outstanding member of staff in recognition of their leadership in learning and teaching.

Find out more about our past award winners


This award was established in 2008 to recognise the important role played by those who lead major new developments that support learning and teaching in the University, or those showing a consistent pattern of leadership that has led to substantial change in the practice of teaching and supporting learning of colleagues.

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.


If you have any questions, please contact us.