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UCL Education Awards

UCL Education Awards recognise staff making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students. Exceptional individuals and teams receive the Provost's Education Award.

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    The annual Education Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of staff and students and their contributions to our learning community. They comprise of:

    While the Student Choice Awards focus on rewarding excellence in practice, as experienced by students, UCL Education Awards recognises the work of colleagues that is less visible to students – work that has enabled excellent practice or facilitated innovation in teaching and learning. 

    This includes recognising the work of postgraduate students who teach and Professional Services who support students' learning. 

    The nominations for this year's awards have now closed. You can now view the full list of nominees. For further information please see our FAQs.

    The winners will be announced in an in-person ceremony on Wednesday 8 June 2022. 

    You can now view the full awards schedule and book your free ticket to the award's ceremony. 


    Nominations process


    Nominations are made within departments or similar units and are then submitted for consideration at Faculty or management level. This year, Head of Department sign-off was not required for nominations - anybody could submit a colleague for consideration by the faculty panel. 

    Faculties and Professional Services departments could submit up to one individual per category and one team for one of the categories

    Every individual or team whose nomination is sent forward by their faculty or Professional Services Unit to the Panel will receive a UCL Faculty Education award. One winner from each category will receive the Provost's Education Award

    This year, a number of colleagues were nominated by peers and submitted directly to UCL Arena Centre. These nominations will be reviewed and where it is felt the individual is deserving of recognition for exceptional contribution, Arena Centre will refer the nomination to the University Awards Panel for consideration alongside nominations from faculties.

    The nominations for this year's awards have now closed. You can now view the full list of nominees. For further information please see our FAQs.

    The winners will be announced in an in-person ceremony on Wednesday 8 June 2022.  Book your free tickets to the award ceremony now. 


    Evidence for nominations


    Nominations needed to show evidence of success and impact. Evidence includes activities in the classroom (see categories below) and also outside it, such as:

    • innovations in communications processes
    • diversifying reading lists
    • consultation and student partnerships
    • special events
    • buddying programmes

    The nominations for this year's awards have now closed. You can now view the full list of nominees. For further information please see our FAQs.

    The winners will be announced in an in-person ceremony on Wednesday 8 June 2022.  Book your free tickets to the award ceremony now. 


    Education Award categories  


    For each nomination, the nominator described how the nominee(s) met the award criteria (see our FAQs for more information). The panel was particularly interested in examples demonstrating excellence across UCL:

    •  Academic support, with a focus on personal tutoring and/or research supervision 
    • Assessment and feedback 
    • Eliminating awarding gaps
    • Openness and Inclusion   
    • Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs)
    • Staff-student partnership
    • Innovation and Transformation, with a focus building learning communities      
    • Sustainability

    Faculties can nominate one individual to be considered as a UCL nominee for the National Teaching Fellow Scheme (NTFS). The Education Awards panel can select a maximum of three from these nominations to go forward for NTFS consideration.  

    Details of which faculty nominations have been selected by the Education Awards Panel as a UCL nominee for the National Teaching Fellow Scheme can be found in the full list of nominees.