Teaching & Learning


Nominate an exceptional colleague for a UCL Education Award

4 February 2021

Celebrate UCL support and teaching staff for their outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students in this year's Education Awards.


Do you know a colleague who has cracked feedback, excels as a personal tutor or is a dedicated Teaching Administrator?

Nominations for this year’s Education Awards are now open. Submit to your Faculty or professional services unit today!  

The Education Awards

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

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. 

We’re delighted to announce a new category to recognise staff who have gone above and beyond in teaching and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Award categories 

The judging panel is looking for strong evidence of impact and is particularly interested in examples demonstrating excellence across UCL in: 

  • Academic support, with a focus on personal tutoring and/or research supervision 
  • Assessment and feedback 
  • Education success for all 
  • Eliminating awarding gaps 
  • Outstanding response to teaching and/or support during a pandemic  
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs)
  • Staff-student partnership 

How to nominate a colleague  

Nominations are made within departments or similar units and are then submitted for consideration at Faculty or management level. 

Look out for upcoming communications from your Faculty, outlining your department's submission process.

By Monday 12 April 2021, faculties and Professional Services departments can submit: 

See further information on the nomination process.

Follow @UCL_Teaching and @TheUnionUCL on Twitter, and keep an eye out for announcements on the Teaching and Learning Portal and the Students' Union to join us in (virtually) congratulating all of the winners' hard work and inspirational impact our education community in June 2021.