Student-Led Teaching Awards

The Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA’s) have been championed across Universities in the UK since 2013 as a celebration of partnership and best practice in teaching. These awards acknowledge the excellent practice of lecturers and staff members within the University – those who demonstrate their commitment to delivering the best possible teaching and supervision to students, creating profound and positive educational experiences.

These awards are completely student-led to ensure true authenticity for the recognition that staff members receive. This means that;

  • Only students can nominate staff members
  • Only students sit on the board that discuss the nominees and winners
  • Students assist and lead on organising and presenting the event

As the Students’ Union University of Greenwich we have benefited from the University’s full support of the project which made it possible for us to present our first venture of the SLTA’s in the academic year 2015/16. This led to a successful event with an incredible outcome of over 45,000 words of student nominations written, praising the commitment and practices of University of Greenwich’s teachers and support staff.

In this project’s second year, we want to develop our approach, engaging with students in a more innovative, sustained, and different way. We have concentrated on the feedback and that led us to consider a more accessible platform which encourages and allows students to voice their opinions on what great teaching, support and services look like. In addition to opening nominations earlier this year, we have also embedded information regarding Student Led Teaching Awards throughout our Programme Representative training, explaining the value and impact of meaningful feedback to set the bar across the University.

We welcome the support from the University, and look forward to working with staff across all levels and departments to champion the Student Led Teaching Awards for years to come.

Excellence in Education Awards

Before you fill in our nominations form we wanted to highlight a second opportunity to celebrate good teaching at Greenwich with the Excellence in Education (EIE) Awards. These awards, run by the University, are designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning and both staff and students are eligible to nominate an individual member of staff or a team for an award. To learn more about the criteria for each EIE award and for more information on the SLTA awards click here. Click here for the EIE nomination form.

Nominations

This year we will be holding open nominations throughout the year, culminating in an awards ceremony on Thursday 18th May, 2017. To nominate someone for an award just fill out the form below:

Closing day for nomination: Friday 21st April 2017

 

The Different Types of Student-Led Teaching Award:

Outstanding Personal Tutor Award

Criteria:

Does your personal tutor:

  • support you and understand the different challenges students face?
  • accommodate your needs as a student by using a variety of communication methods?
  • make themselves available to their tutees?

This is an opportunity to show how much you appreciate the hard work your personal tutor goes through to support their tutees.

Inspirational Teaching Award

Criteria:

Did you ever think you would be so inspired in a course?

  • An exceptional member of teaching staff engages students through their expertise and passion in the subject
  • They are able to make the content so interesting or relevant to the students
  • Their teaching will immerse students in the course, providing them the opportunity to think differently or critically
  • They will go out of their way to help all students, acknowledging that some need extra support.

Supervisor of the Year

Criteria:

Who has been instrumental to your success in your project/dissertation/thesis?

  • For those supervisors, that go above and beyond to promote a brilliant student experience.
  • Supervisors that are approachable, accessible and proactive.
  • They are highly skilled in resolving a range of student issues as well as offering excellent personal development opportunities.

Both undergraduate and postgraduate supervisors are eligible for this award

Extra Mile Award

Criteria:

Is there someone at the University who, were it not for them, you wouldn’t be where you are right now?

  • A member of staff that has gone above and beyond to help you?
  • Is your placement coordinator really good at giving you confidence?
  • Has a member of the Wellbeing team contributed to your success?

Whether it’s an employability manager, your lecturer, department administrator, a computing technician, learning technologist, librarian, an internal mentor or the security guy, we want to recognise the excellent work of these people.