Do you know someone outstanding?

Every year the Union acknowledges the University's lecturers and staff members who stand out from the rest and inspire, challenge and engage their students. You have the opportunity to recognise those individuals - the ones who offer excellent teaching and support.

They're out there, we know it, you know it, and now it’s time to let everyone else know it!

The Student-Led Teaching Awards scheme continues to develop our partnership with the University and highlights the importance of the student experience and student voice.

 

What Awards are there?

Lecturer Of the Year

The Lecturer of the Year Award will be awarded to an inspirational member of academic staff, or a Postgraduate Student, who teaches in innovative and captivating ways; and engages with students in their learning beyond what is expected.Read More

Core Criteria

  • A true passion for lecturing, and engages the whole class in every lecture.
  • Is knowledgeable in their area, and provides structured seminars and tutorials that add to the learning experience.
  • Actively challenges students in class and encourages critical thinking.
  • Uses a diverse range of teaching methods that reflects the range of needs of the student body.
  • Adopts engaging and innovative ways of teaching, such as technological enhancements or teaching based outside of the lecture room.

Eligibility

A member of Academic Staff or Postgraduate that teaches

The Lecturer of the Year award will be awarded by college.

 

Tutor/Supervisor of the Year

The Tutor/Supervisor of the Year Award will be awarded to a member of academic staff that has offered exceptional support to tutees and supervisees.Read More

Core Criteria

  • Provides support to their tutees in terms of academic and non-academic advice, and has the desire to better the lives of their students.
  • Provides opportunities for multiple forms of communication through telephone calls, emails and face to face meetings, and advertises their availability to students.
  • Provides realistic solutions to any issues and constructive feedback where necessary.

Eligibility

A member of academic staff

The Tutor/Supervisor of the Year Award will be awarded by college.

 
Outstanding Feedback Award

The Outstanding Feedback Award will be awarded to a member of Academic Staff, or a Postgraduate Student who teaches, that has offered exceptional feedback through innovative and constructive ways.Read More

Core Criteria

  • Provides feedback in a timely fashion, with constructive comments and clearly described areas for improvement.
  • Provides resources to allow students to complete the assignment to a suitable level, such as lectures, additional reading or laboratory time.
  • Provides feedback in innovative ways, such as face to face, or through individualised emails.
  • Allows students to contact them regarding any feedback queries.

Eligibility

A member of Academic Staff or Postgraduate that teaches

 

Exceptional Support Staff Award

The Exceptional Support Staff Award is awarded to a member of Non-Academic Staff that has supported a student in their studies or personal matters.Read More

Core Criteria

  • Provides support with Academia, placements, or advanced learning.
  • Provides support with pastoral matters such as counselling or religion.
  • Has benefited the student in staying within the University.

Eligibility

A member of Non-Academic Staff

 

Sustainability Champion Award

Sustainability is the creation and maintenance of environmental, economic, social and cultural conditions that allow human and natural life to flourish and continue, without stalling the ability of future generations to flourish also.

The Sustainability Champion Award will be awarded to a member of University staff who has gone above and beyond to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to be sustainability leaders.Read More

Core Criteria

  • Promotes sustainable living and commitment to our environment.
  • Encourages students to share ideas relating to sustainability with other students or people in the wider community.
  • Supports student groups to organise around sustainability and engages with their activities.
  • Inspires and prepares their students with the necessary knowledge and tools to go on to develop sustainable practice.

Eligibility

A member of University Staff

 

Liberation, Equality and Diversity Champion Award

The Liberation Equality and Diversity Champion Award will be awarded to a member of University Staff who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the support and empowerment of BME, LGBT+, Disabled students and other under-represented groups on campus.Read More

Core Criteria

  • Provides tailored support for academic or pastoral matters consistent with individual needs, increasing a sense of encouragement and belonging among under-represented students.
  • Promotes inclusion, challenges inequality and cultivates an empowering environment for all through their role.
  • Engages with projects, events and initiatives that seek to advance marginalised groups in their own time.

Eligibility

A member of University Staff

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 
Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners of the SLTA's and why they won below:

2013/14 2014/15 | 2015/16 | 2016/17 | 2017/18

SLTA Reports

2014/15 | 2015/16 | 2016/17