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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

The nominations for 2023/24 are now closed

Find out about our previous 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 seven 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

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.

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 pastoral care 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.

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.

The Mary Tasker Award 2023 was presented to Dr Fabio Nemetz (Department of Computer Science). Find out more about Dr Nemetz 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 2023 the award was presented to Dr Sarah Moore (Department of Social and Policy Sciences). Find out more about Dr Moores' 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 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.

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 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.

Nominate a Director of Studies for this award

Personal Tutor of the Year Award

This award recognises the important and valuable role Personal Tutors have in supporting students in their studies and personal development throughout their course.

In 2023, the personal tutor of the year Award was presented to Dr Brian Jones (Department of Life Sciences) . This award was previously managed by the Students Union, more information can be found on previous winners at the SU Webpages

Nominate a Personal tutor of the year award

Enquiries

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