Nominations open Monday 13th November at 9am
Tell us about the amazing teaching or support you receive at the University or Students’ Union! From a lecturer who inspires you to be the best you can be, to a member of staff who is always there for you.
The Student Led Teaching & Support Awards is the chance to show your appreciation, and nominate a member of staff who has made a difference to your time at the University of Hull. Not only does it make them feel warm and fuzzy inside, it helps us find out what you really want from your university experience.
With 12 awards up for grabs, we want to know exactly how you have been inspired and encouraged. nominating only takes a couple of minutes and you could win Amazon Vouchers, HUU Vouchers and even an invite to our exclusive Awards evening!
Hull University Union – Student-Led Teaching and Support Awards Criteria
Innovative Teaching Award - An innovative teacher will explore new methods of teaching, proactively engaging with students in different ways. They may use new forms of technology that facilitate effective learning or they may undertake creative teaching styles that promote a positive learning experience. It might be that the content of the module is new and exciting or that it is communicated in a unique way, such as through Canvas or podcasts. An innovative teacher might encourage students to work or think in different ways. The feedback might be delivered to students under a new format or the assessment methods might encourage students to work in a new, interesting way.
Best Module Award - An outstanding module will be well resourced, well organised and will have high quality teaching. Students will know what is expected of them and the module will help them to perform to the best of their academic abilities. Students will enjoy studying the module because they find the content interesting, the staff that deliver the module are particularly outstanding or the module is relevant to employability. There may be excellent access to resources such as books, eBooks or Canvas content and the communication with students should be clear and concise.
Best Feedback Award - Excellent feedback will be substantial, fair and constructive. It will formatively enable students to learn and improve. Great feedback will motivate students to understand what they’ve done well, where they have gone wrong and communicate clearly how they can improve. Feedback should be timely, clear and legible. The winner of this award might go above and beyond to provide students with additional feedback and support. They might use innovative feedback mechanisms which actively engage students.
Best Supervisor Award (Taught) and Best Supervisor Award (Research) - These awards are for dissertation supervisors or research supervisors that promote a fantastic student experience. They will be approachable, accessible but also proactive in offering help and support for students. They will be highly adept in resolving a range of student issues as well as offering excellent personal development opportunities for students. A well-developed ability to communicate is paramount to this individual being rewarded.
Admin and Support Staff Award (2 winners) - This award will be given to a non-academic member of staff anywhere on campus that has supported you or gone that extra mile. The nominee might be extremely helpful and supportive in dealing with questions or concerns from students, or gifted in delivering outcomes that improve the student experience. This award could be given to an unsung hero, someone that is friendly, approachable and cares about students. It could also be given to someone behind the scenes that facilitates processes that have an invaluable impact on the lives of students.
Postgraduates’ Choice Award - This award recognises that postgraduate provision and the postgraduate student experience is often very different to that of an undergraduate. This award will be given to an exceptional member of University staff that teaches, supports or supervises postgraduate students. They will engage and inspire postgraduates to perform to their potential and/or they will go above and beyond to support postgraduates at the University of Hull.
Best Postgraduate Student Who Teaches Award - Postgraduate tutors and demonstrators are often the unsung heroes in supporting the delivery of courses across the University. This award is for individuals who stimulate interesting and engaging discussion in tutorials, or make lab demonstrations fun, provide helpful feedback on students’ work, or are approachable if students have any questions, and go the extra mile to help students get the most out of tutorials or lab demonstrations.
Inspiring Teaching Award - The inspiring teaching award will be given to an exceptional member of teaching staff who demonstrates an ability to communicate content so it becomes interesting or relevant, having a transformative impact on the student experience. Their passion for good teaching will motivate students to perform to their full academic potential. The feedback they give to students will be developmental and enable students to learn and improve. The teacher will immerse students in the module, providing them with the opportunity to think differently or critically. The teacher may be an expert in their area and inspire students with up to date research-led teaching. The teacher may go out of their way to help students, acknowledging that some students need extra support.
The shortlist for the two Overall Outstanding Achievement Awards (academic and non-academic) will be derived from the nominations received for the above categories, with all winners announced at the SLTSA Awards ceremony on 24th April 2018.
Nominations open Monday 13th November at 9am