UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


UCL and Moorfields launch innovation prize in collaboration with Civitas Learning

30 July 2019

A prize will be awarded to support the most innovative idea for using technology to enhance ophthalmic education. The winner will receive £500 which will go towards the development of this idea.

Ophthalmic education innovation prize banner

Undergraduate students, postgraduate students, early career researchers and professionals working in areas related to ophthalmic practice, ophthalmology and biomedical science, are invited to submit ideas of technology-enabled solutions for education.

The competition is part of the upcoming Teaching and Learning Symposium hosted by UCL and Moorfields, titled The Digital Ophthalmic Student. Ophthalmic practitioners and education experts will explore how technology can enhance the learning experience of students in ophthalmic practice.

Discussions will include:

  • Designing the virtual ophthalmic space
  • Gamification for teaching effectiveness
  • Blended learning approaches
  • Mixed reality and blockchain

The event will take place on 20 September 2019 at the Institute of Ophthalmology (Main Lecture Theatre). 

Ophthalmic Education Innovation Prize

How to apply

  • Submit a 500-word paper on an idea that applies technology to improve ophthalmic education, including a section on how the prize funding will support the development of this idea. 
  • All submissions should demonstrate an understanding of the digital learning ecosystem, including opportunities and potential limitations involved in delivering the project.
  • The submission should be in PDF format with your name, institution/organisation and position listed on the first page. Email your submission to Tom Browne(thomas.browne@ucl.ac.uk) by Friday 6 September 2019.
  • Please note that submissions on projects that are currently underway will also be considered for the prize.

Learn more and apply here