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 Awards, which are run by the UCL Students’ Union.
The Education Awards 2020
UCL Education Awards recognise the work of colleagues that is less visible to students, work that has enabled excellent practice or facilitated innovation in teaching and learning.
As well as recognising the work of postgraduate students who teach, individual colleagues and teams can be nominated. Any member of staff can nominate an individual staff member or team for these awards.
Over a week-long period, beginning on Wednesday 10 June, winners of both the Student Choice Awards and UCL Provost's Education Awards will be announced in a virtual exhibition.
- Tuesday 19 May - shortlist announced
- Wednesday 10 June - winners begin to be announced
We look forward to acknowledging and awarding great staff in UCL.
Nominate a member of staff
Please note that nominations have now closed. Please check back in 2020/21 for further information.
Nominations are made within departments or similar units and are then submitted for consideration at faculty level.
Each faculty then nominates one individual per category below and a team for anyone of the categories.
Nominated individuals and teams will go forward for consideration by the UCL Education Awards panel. Professional services units also nominate individuals and/or teams.
One winner from each category will receive the Provost's Education Award.
What you can nominate a member of staff for
Nominations must show evidence of success and impact. Evidence can include 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
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 examples demonstrating excellence across UCL:
- Curriculum development, with a focus on research-based education
- Eliminating awarding gaps
- Education success for all
- Assessment and feedback
- Academic support, with a focus on personal tutoring and/or research supervision
- Educational leadership, with a focus on sharing best practice
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 Faculty Education Award winners, deemed by the UCL Education awards panel to be exceptional, will receive a Provost’s Education Award.