Outstanding Teaching Awards 2019

Outstanding Teaching Awards

Do you know a truly inspiring teacher who can bring a subject to life? This is your chance to tell them how much their teaching has made a difference to your time at university.

The University and the Guild of Students are proud to introduce Outstanding Teaching Awards 2020, designed to recognise one member of teaching staff from each of the University’s five colleges who has demonstrated truly excellent teaching. The recipients of each award will be nominated by their students with awards presented as part of the degree congregations this summer.

Applications are open Monday 10th Feb 10am until 5pm, Friday 27th March.

All students who submit a nomination will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad – plus one of ten £20 Amazon vouchers!

Following the closure of nominations, shortlisting and judging panels, consisting of Student Reps, Guild Officers and University staff, will meet to decide the winners.

If you have any questions please email studentreps@guild.bham.ac.uk

**The Outstanding Teaching Awards recognise and reward outstanding teaching at The University of Birmingham. The University has a separate Awards for Doctoral Research Supervision. You can find out more information about the Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Research Supervision here.**

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.
Nominations are now closed

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