The President's Awards for Excellence in Education are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, research supervision and supporting the student experience.

Nominations for the 2019 President's Awards for Excellence in Education can be made from Monday 3 December 2018 to Friday 8 February 2019.

Details of the 2018 President's Medal and Award Winners are on the list of winners page.  Read more about some of the 2018 winners 

Categories

New category for 2019:

President's Awards for Outstanding Assistant Supervisor

These awards celebrate and recognise the valuable contribution that Postdocs make towards the supervision of the College’s PhD students.  Eligible nominees are Postdocs who have completed the College’s mandatory training for assistant supervisors, who are fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of an assistant supervisor and individuals who are within the first 10 years of their postdoctoral research activity.

Nominees should show excellence in:

  • being approachable and supportive
  • fostering a welcoming and inclusive working environment
  • providing effective feedback

Proposers will also be asked to provide one or more student references and to comment on the overall impact of the nominee’s supervision.

Up to five awards will be made, including up to two Medals.


President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

These awards are for outstanding teaching quality, organisation and presentation. This could include excellence in the following areas:

  • Interactive teaching
  • Development of online/digital tools to enhance the curriculum and/or innovate pedagogy
  • Innovative assessment and feedback methods
  • Fostering of an inclusive and diverse culture

Up to five awards will be made, including up to two President's Medals


President's Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision

These awards are for exceptional research supervision, encouragement and support. This could include excellence in the following areas:

  • Creating a stimulating environment for research
  • Encouraging students to innovate and push boundaries
  • A wider commitment to postgraduate education
  • Fostering an inclusive and diverse culture 
  • Being available, approachable and supportive
  • Offering high quality advice and guidance
  • Giving students the confidence to present their work at conferences and other events

Up to five awards will be made, including up to two Medals


President's Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience

These awards are for outstanding contributions to enhancing the student experience made by any members of staff at the College (academic, professional or technical).

  • Implementing innovative approaches and good practice
  • Providing high quality support to student academic activities
  • Developing new procedures or systems which benefit student activities
  • Provision of high quality resources for students
  • Delivering excellent student and customer service
  • Fostering an inclusive and diverse culture
  • Providing high quality pastoral support for students

Up to five awards will be made, including up to two Medals

President's Award Winners 2015
President's Award Winners 2015