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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 winners and nominees for the University Teaching Awards 2022. Find out about our award winners and commended nominees in our 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.

The nominations for 2022/23 will open January 2023.

Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award

The Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award recognises a significant contribution to curriculum design, content or delivery innovation, either as an example of major change, or a record of innovative practice over several years. In 2022 the Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award was presented to Dr Nuno Reis (Department of Chemical Engineering). Find out more about how Dr Reis has 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 2022 the John Willis Award was presented to Dr Alexander Lunt, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Find out more about Dr Lunt's 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 2022, two nominees stood out, our winners for the Mary Tasker Award 2022 was presented to Dr Debbie Janson (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Dr Carl Sangan (Department of Mechanical Engineering). Find out more about their 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 2022 the award was presented to Dr Steve Cayzer (Department of Mechanical Engineering). Find out more about Dr Cayzers' 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 2022, two teams stood out as having made an exceptional contribution. Our winners for 2022 are: ITM / EBM in the Department of Mechanical Engineering / School of Management and the Advanced Programmes in Pharmaceutical Practice and Therapeutic (AP3T) Team in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology Find out more about how the teams have enhanced the student experience.

This award is funded by the Alumni Fund.

Nominate a team for their support of student learning

Director of Studies Award

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

In 2022, the winner of the Director of Studies Award 2022 was presented to Dr Adam Brazil (Department for Health). Find out more about Dr Brazil's approach to teaching.

Nominate a Director of Studies for this award

Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize

This prize is awarded to a supervisor or supervisory team who has demonstrated exceptional performance in doctoral supervision. This award is now part of the Doctoral Recognition Awards.

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Enquiries

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