In the Learning & Teaching Enhancement Plan, I stressed the importance of recognising, rewarding and sharing outstanding practice and, in recognition of his passion and commitment to providing students with an outstanding experience, I was tasked by the Vice-Chancellor to implement a teaching awards scheme. I’m delighted that the recent Learning, Teaching & Assessment Committee approved proposals for the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards and have pleasure in announcing that nominations for this new scheme are open until 9.00 am Monday 3 February 2014.
Up to six awards are available and will be presented at the summer graduation ceremonies. Each will comprise a certificate and a financial award of £2,000 to support learning and teaching initiatives. Nominations may be made for an individual or a programme/support team and, as we are committed to excellence being supported by strong, sustainable student partnerships, all nominations must be supported by a student partner and a statement from the Dean of School.
We already have examples of outstanding performance in teaching and student support. I hope that the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards will help to showcase more of these, provide staff with the recognition they deserve and encourage others to embrace and commit to delivering an outstanding student experience.