Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award

The Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award celebrates inspirational teaching at Nottingham Trent University.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their inspirational teaching?

Nominations are open for the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Awards 2019/20. You can nominate any colleague who has been teaching at NTU for at least 18 months.

The criteria for the Award – developed through consultation with NTU colleagues, students and alumni – recognise that an inspirational teacher creates memorable, positive learning experiences; is a catalyst for change in students; and embodies the discipline, practice or profession.

Helen Merrin, winner of an Award in 2018/19, said she felt “speechless, quietly overwhelmed and enormously grateful” to the alumni and colleagues who nominated her, and that she feels very lucky to work in a team of people she respects and admires.

Winners of the Award are celebrated at a graduation ceremony, and receive £2,000 towards their professional development. Previous winners have used the funding to disseminate their scholarship at conferences; to visit institutions with innovative teaching approaches; and to invest in equipment to support their own teaching practice.

Tim Rundle, another recent winner, told us, "I would strongly recommend colleagues to embrace the opportunity and take part in the VCTA. I found the process to be extremely rewarding; reflecting on my teaching practice, consolidating my experience and receiving feedback from students and peers. It has been one of the most celebratory and confirmatory experiences of my teaching career."

This reflection and feedback can be particularly valuable for colleagues who are applying for Advance HE Senior Fellowship.

Please note that the Award schedule has been changed this year to allow more flexibility of teaching observation opportunities for shortlisted candidates.

The deadline for nominations is 16 September 2019.

Please email the TILT Coordinator if you have any queries.

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