Celebrating excellence in teaching
Congratulations to all our winners and nominees for the University Teaching Awards 2023. 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.
If you would like to nominate a member of the University’s professional services and support staff, or a team, but feel they do not fit into the criteria of any of the six Teaching Awards. The Staff Recognition Awards recognise individuals or teams who have shown excellence in their work and contributed to the broader life of the University. Find out about the Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Prize
The nominations for 2023/24 will open on 1st January 2024.
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 2023 the Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award was presented to Dr Teslim Bukoye (School of Management) and Dr Enrico Cecconi (Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies). Find out more about their teaching initiatives.
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 2023 the John Willis Award was presented to Dr Lee Bryant, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Find out more about Dr Bryant's approach to teaching and research.
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.
The Mary Tasker Award 2023 was presented to Dr Fabio Nemetz (Department of Computer Science). Find out more about Dr Nemetz teaching initiatives.
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 2023 the award was presented to Dr Sarah Moore (Department of Social and Policy Sciences). Find out more about Dr Moores' approach to 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 2023, the award was presented to: Bath Physics Observatory Team (Department of Physics) Find out more about how the team has enhanced the student experience.
This award is funded by the Alumni Fund.
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 2023, we had two worthy winners of the Director of Studies Award which was presented to Dr Ian Fairholm (Department of Psychology) and Dr Cressida Lyon(Department of Life Sciences). Find out more about their approach to teaching.