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Teaching Excellence Awards 2017

Now in its eighth year, the Teaching Excellence Awards (or TEAs for short) continues to recognise those lecturers and tutors at Strathclyde who inspire us and stimulate our learning. They provide the students in their classes with intellectually challenging experiences in an innovative and supportive environment. They are exemplary teachers who actively engage students in the learning process and foster a learning community. They think of us, the students, as much more than just a number or line in their job description that they have to fulfil, but as an individual.

The full list of 2017 nominees is now available here.

2017 TEA Categories

Most Supportive

  • Awarded to the teacher who shows an exceptional commitment to student welfare and personal development.
  • The teacher goes out of their way to help support students through difficulties with their course, so that the student can have an enjoyable learning experience. 
  • This award aims to recognise academics who go above and beyond in providing pastoral support to their students. 

Most Enthusiastic

  • Awarded to the teacher who demonstrates enthusiasm about their particular subject, creating an exciting and inspiring learning environment for students. 
  • Their enthusiasm and passion for their subject encourages students to seek out further learning.
  • Offers intellectually challenging experiences to students which are deemed enjoyable. 

Most Innovative

  • Awarded to the teacher who uses innovative methods to enhance the teaching of their subject.
  • Uses new methods to enhance student interaction/engagement, helping make the topic or subject make sense to students or to engage their interest. 

The nominations that you submit for any of these categories will also be taken into consideration for one of the four 'Teacher of the Faculty' or 'Best Overall' awards!

Teacher of the Faculty & Best Overall

  • Awarded to the teacher who shows outstanding commitment to both teaching and learning.
  • The teacher goes beyond the normal duties of a teacher to help deliver an enhanced learning experience to students. 
  • Includes: being helpful, passionate, fun, engaging, knowledgeable, available, approachable, supportive, clear, encouraging, interesting, enthusiastic, understanding, and is able to tailor their approach to each individual student. 

All recognised lecturers will receive a certificate of nomination and an anonymised copy of the nominations describing what makes them so excellent. A panel of students will make a shortlist of those nominations that exemplify the most enthusiastic, the most innovative, the most supportive and the best overall teacher with the winners presented with an award at the Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday the 17th of May 2017. 

The awards foster the Strathclyde university sense of community pride and raises the profile of teaching amongst staff and students. Moreover, it shows that students are truly appreciative of staff that goes the extra mile to not just teach but to teach supportively, passionately and effectively.

If you would like to register your interest to be on the judging panel please email: ussa.studentrep@strath.ac.uk 


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