Teaching & Learning


Initiatives and resources supporting the objectives of UCL's Education Strategy 2016-21


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.

UCL Education Awards complement the Student Choice Teaching Awards, which are run by the UCL Students’ Union. The Student Choice awards will be announced at the same ceremony. 

Nominate a member of staff 

Nominations are made within departments or similar units and are then submitted for consideration at faculty level. Each faculty nominates will nominate a maximum of: 

  • three individuals, and;
  • one team

Nominated individuals and teams will go forward for consideration by the UCL Education Awards panel. Professional services units also nominate individuals and/or teams.

What you can nominate a member of staff for

Nominations can include activities in the classroom (see categories below) but also outside it, such as:

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

    How it works with the Student Choice Awards

    While the Student Choice Awards will continue to focus on rewarding excellence in practice, as experienced by students, UCL Education Awards will recognise 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. 

    Categories for nomination 

    For each nomination, the nominator describes how the nominee(s) meet the award criteria (see our FAQs for more information). The panel is particularly interested in example demonstrating excellence across UCL:

    • Curriculum developmentwith a focus on research-based education
    • Inclusivity
    • Assessment and feedback
    • Academic support, with a focus on personal tutoring, research supervision
    • Educational leadership, with a focus on sharing best practice; including OER, institutional leadership and working with other institutions
    • PGTAs

      UCL Faculty Education Awards 

      Every individual or team whose nomination is sent forward by their faculty to the Panel will receive a UCL Faculty Education award. 

      UCL Provost's Education Award

      A subset of the UCL Facutly Education Award winners, deemed by the UCL Education awards panel to be exceptional, will receive a Provost’s Education Award. 

        Nomination forms