2013-2014 Submissions Information and Form

UCL President and Provost, Michael Arthur

Who can make a submission?

Deans, in consultation with Heads of Departments, are invited to put forward nominations for Provost’s Teaching Awards in any of the award categories.

Who can be nominated?

Submissions can be made for staff in any post at UCL - Professor, Lecturer, Research or Teaching Fellow, Lab Technician, Librarian, Learning Technologist, Administrator etc. – since the overriding consideration is that they make a significant contribution to the advancement of learning at UCL.

Please note that only paid employees of UCL can be nominated.

Selection Process

Professor Anthony Smith (Vice-Provost (Education) will convene a panel to consider all submissions and make recommendations to the Provost for awards.

In both categories, the panel will look for clear evidence of at least one of the following benefits to UCL:

  • Consistently strong teaching which inspires students and responds to the changing landscape of the discipline;
  • Instances of particular innovation in teaching methodology, assessment, curriculum design and / or the management of teaching
  • A strong commitment to the personal development of others, as demonstrated through the mentoring of less experienced colleagues and building the capacity of the department to deliver high quality teaching
  • Engagement with activities which support student learning (such as personal tutoring) or which encourage the development of strong relationships between the student body and the department (such as engagement with the StARs programme, the National Student Survey and other student feedback channels)
  • Effective administration or other support (technical or professional) for teaching which has a demonstrable impact on the quality of the student experience
  • Furtherance of UCL’s strategic objectives for teaching, including (but not limited to) through the development of research-based education; the ‘education for global citizenship agenda’ and effective assessment and feedback mechanisms.

The panel will take into account the extent to which the following criteria are met (depending on the stage reached by the applicant in their career in the case of individual awards). They will expect the following to be addressed in all cases:


· What evidence is there that the teaching and / or activities in support of teaching are of a high quality?


· What difference does the activity make to the student experience at UCL?

· How are the benefits for student learning evaluated?

· How many students benefit currently (and are likely to benefit in the future)?

· Is there evidence of relevant scholarly publications arising out of the activity?


· How innovative are the activities described?

The contribution should be consonant with UCL’s Learning and Teaching Strategy.


Please read the guidance and criteria before fully completing the form as your application will be refused if these requirements are not met.

Email forms to: pta@ucl.ac.uk