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Make a nomination for the Personal Tutor of the Year 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 the Personal Tutor of the Year Award is given to a member of staff in recognition of their dedication to the importance and valuable role Personal Tutors have in supporting students with studies and personal development throughout their course.

You can submit a nomination for the Personal Tutor of the Year Award if you are:

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

Self nominations are not accepted.

Submit a nomination form to recommend someone for for the Personal Tutor of the Year Award. Nominations for the University Teaching Awards 2024 will open in January 2024 and close on Friday 1st March 2024.

Following receipt of the nomination form, nominees will be contacted to confirm their willingness to progress to the next stage. At this point, the following supporting statements will be requested:

  • nominees will be asked to produce a personal statement in which they articulate their role as Personal Tutor in supporting students with studies and personal development.

  • supporting statements will be requested from the nominee’s Director of Studies and relevant students.

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

Criteria

Nominees must be able to demonstrate:

  • how as a personal tutor they have helped understand the students’ strengths and areas to improve.
  • how they have effectively supported the students academic and personal development.
  • how they have helped guide students to the right sources of support when needed or when studies have been affected by personal or health issues
  • how they have gone above and beyond to support you and/or your peers.

Nominees can draw upon evidence from Semester 2 (2021/22) and/or during the academic year 2022/23.

Eligability

This award is open to teaching staff, both full and part-time.

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

Each year this award is presented to an outstanding member of staff in recognition of their excellence in teaching.

Find out more about our past award winners.

Background

The Personal Tutor of the Year Award was established in 2018 this award recognises the important and valuable role Personal Tutors have in supporting students in their studies and personal development throughout their course. This Award is new to the University Teaching Awards and was previously managed by the SU.

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.

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