Outstanding Teaching Awards

Outstanding Teaching Awards

Do you know a truly inspiring teacher who despite this challenging year, has brought a subject to life? Put them forward for an Outstanding Teaching Award, and tell them how much their teaching has made a difference to you and your academic experience.

The Outstanding Teaching Awards 2021, brought to you by the Guild and the University, is designed to recognise a member of teaching staff from each of Birmingham’s five colleges, who have risen to the challenge of delivering teaching using a range of formats that is stimulating, enthusiastic, and innovative.

So if a lecturer has demonstrated some excellent teaching, make sure you nominate them before 5pm on 26th March.

By submitting a nomination you’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad – plus one of ten £20 Apple or Love2Shop vouchers!

Following the closure of nominations, shortlisting and judging panels, Guild Officers and University staff will meet to decide the winners. If you have any questions email the Student Reps Team.

1. You should have been taught by this person whilst you have been a student at the University of Birmingham. They need to have been a member of staff at the University of Birmingham.

2. The judging panel will be looking for evidence of some or all of the following when making their decisions;

  • Outstanding teaching which is stimulating, enthusiastic and consistently challenging
  • Expert knowledge of the subject
  • Encourages and facilitates active learning. Active learning approaches tend to shift away from teaching techniques that involve simply transmitting information from the lecturer to the student. These kinds of activities can take place in a variety of different contexts including lectures, seminars and lab based learning.
  • Gives prompt and helpful feedback that helps your learning
  • Shows commitment to their students
  • Excellent teaching could also mean a staff member who promotes sustainable living and commitment to our environment. There may be a class where you can pass on the subject matter to other students or people in your community.
  • A contender could be somebody who encourages environmentalism and sustainable development within their teaching and embeds this within the modules that they teach.
  • Empowers learners of any age, in any education setting, to transform themselves and the society they live in.

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