Awards and Recognition of Best Practice


The QAU manages a number of schemes which aim to spotlight and support excellence and/or commission improvements in the delivery of undergraduate medical education.

Excellence in Medical Education Awards (EMEA)

Improving the quality of medical education for UCL students and ensuring that high standards within teaching and learning processes are recognised and rewarded is a core part of the role of the Quality Assurance Unit. 

If you are involved in undergraduate medical education and committed to teaching and learning, then why not apply for an EMEA?

More about EMEAs:

  • Winners receive a cash prize and a certificate
  • Awards are presented by the Vice Provost (Health) and Head of the Medical School, Professor Sir John Tooke at the graduation ceremony.
  • Applications welcome from anyone involved in the provision of education to medical students.
  • All applicants must complete an application form and provide a supporting statement from a referee
  • Reviewing and shortlisting applications will be undertaken by an EMEA Shortlisting Panel representing the Medical School Quality Management and Enhancement Committee (mQMEC)

Top Teachers Awards/Top Administrators

Throughout the academic year, students have the opportunity to vote for teachers who have made an especially positive contribution to their learning during each module. Those with the most votes are awarded a Top Teacher certificate.

At the end of each academic year, students also have the opportunity to vote for administrators who have been particularly helpful to them during their studies over the course of the year.

Certificate of Merit for Education

These certificates aim to reward junior or low grade doctors directly involved in the education of medical students, who go above and beyond their required contribution to teach.

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