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.