Recognising outstanding and innovative teaching
Outstanding and innovative teaching at Leeds will be recognised in a prestigious awards scheme.
Applications are now open for the fourth instalment of the University of Leeds Teaching Awards, celebrating excellent practice in student education.
Open to everyone involved in teaching or supporting the student learning experience, including colleagues from professional services, winners will receive grants of up to £2,000 each.
Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, said: “Research universities like Leeds are unique in their ability to provide transformative learning experiences that are also research-led and therefore engage students in the collaborative work of understanding our world.
“Our colleagues who teach and support learning are at the heart of this endeavour, working in partnership with our students to provide an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment that enables them to achieve their ambitions.
“The University of Leeds Teaching Awards recognise individual and collaborative excellence in student education, and this year they provide a great opportunity to recognise the good work and innovation that is contributing to achieving our Curriculum Redefined ambitions.
“Identifying excellent work happening around us and taking the time to recognise and reward our colleagues is an important, collegial and fun way to build community. I look forward to seeing applications from colleagues across the institution.”
Last year’s recipients enjoyed a special ceremony on campus to celebrate their achievements.
Winners in each of the following categories will receive a grant, an award certificate and an invitation to a celebratory event on campus:
- Early Career University of Leeds Teaching Award – for colleagues with up to five years’ experience of teaching or supporting learning in higher education (up to three winners, each receiving a £2,000 grant)
- Sustained Excellence University of Leeds Teaching Award – for colleagues with more than five years’ experience (up to three winners, each receiving a £2,000 grant)
- Early-Stage Collaborative Excellence University of Leeds Teaching Award – for teams in newly established collaborations of up to three years (up to two winning teams, each receiving £500 per contributor up to a maximum of £4,000)
- Sustained Collaborative Excellence University of Leeds Teaching Award – for teams in more established collaborations of more than three years (up to two winning teams, each team receiving a £500 grant per contributor up to a maximum of £4,000).
Winners of the ‘Sustained Excellence’ and ‘Sustained Collaborative Excellence’ categories will also gain access to guidance and support provided for the National Teaching Fellow and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence schemes.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15 March.
Colleagues can register for an online briefing session, taking place from 1-2pm on 6 February, to find out more about the awards. A recording will be made available afterwards on the awards webpage, where you can also find further information and details about how to apply.Posted in: University newsStudent education