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Teaching awards open for nominations

Awards celebrating the University’s best courses, teachers, supervisors, student tutors and support staff are open for nominations.

The annual EUSA Teaching Awards highlight the importance of excellence in teaching alongside the University’s research activity. They are organised by Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA).

The awards recognise those who strive to raise standards and introduce innovative ways of helping students at Edinburgh to learn.

Now in their ninth consecutive year, they are the longest running student-led teaching awards in the UK.

Over 2,500 nominations were received for last year’s Teaching Awards.

Nominate online

Students have until Thursday 23 March to nominate online here:

Students can make unlimited nominations in each category:

  • Best Feedback
  • Best Personal Tutor
  • Best Student Who Tutors
  • Best Research or Dissertation Supervisor
  • Best Support Staff
  • Best Course
  • Innovative Assessment
  • Best Overall Teacher

The winners in each category will be judged by a student panel, who will base their decision on the content of the supporting statements for each nomination, as well the number of nominations per course/individual.

The Teaching Awards are a great way to recognise the staff who’ve made a difference to students personally. They are also a great barometer of what students consider to be top quality teaching. We share the findings anonymously with the University to help identify how barriers between staff and students can be overcome, and to highlight the features of teaching that students value most. With over 2,500 nominations submitted last year, nominations are a powerful way of celebrating great teaching and the partnership between students and staff at the University.

Patrick GarrattEUSA Vice President Academic Affairs