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Teaching Excellence Awards 2021

20 May 2021

Submissions invited for awards recognising a significant and sustained commitment to excellence in teaching and learning

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Do you or your team have a track record of excellence in delivering or supporting teaching and learning? Do you know someone whose ongoing excellent practice deserves more recognition?

We are now inviting nominations for the 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards. The Awards focus on sustained achievement in relation to teaching, learning and the student experience over recent years. Nominations for 2021 should demonstrate excellence in support of one or more of the following strategic themes for teaching and learning:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Inclusive Education
  • Flexible Learning and Digital Delivery
  • The COVID-19 teaching environment

The Award

In addition to being awarded with a trophy at a formal awards ceremony, Teaching Excellence Award winners will be offered personal development opportunities and invited to play a role in teaching and learning development at University level. The awards panel, which is chaired by Professor Judy Williams, Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning / Associate Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students, includes representation from each Faculty. The panel hopes to make up to 15 awards.

How to nominate yourself, a colleague or team

All nominations must be submitted on the Teaching Excellence Award nomination proforma. Evidence should be included to support claims, and all submissions should consider the extent to which students are engaged in a form of partnership.

Within the proforma, colleagues are encouraged to make their case using the format which best allows them to highlight the reach, value and impact of the nominee’s work. Options are a 750 word written submission or a five minute pre-recorded presentation (this may be narrated slides, a video or other approach). Additional formats may also be approved, in advance, by agreement with the Institute of Teaching and Learning.

Each submission will be considered against criteria that address reach, value and impact, which map those used for the Advance HE’s National Teaching Excellence Awards.

Complete nominations, including supporting statements/signatures, must be submitted to by 6pm BST on Monday 28 June 2021.

Further information

For further information, to download the nomination proforma and guidance please visit: