It’s that time of year again when we celebrate all of the hard work our Academic Reps, students and staff members put in to enhance your learning and teaching experiences.

This year the Education Awards will be taking place on Friday 13th April 2018 at 7pm at the Apex Hotel in Bath. If nominated you will be invited to a the black tie event for a night a celebrations.

We are looking for students and staff to nominate Academic Reps and staff who have gone above and beyond. Nominations open from 9am on Monday 5th February and close 4pm Friday 23rd February, you can nominate students for the following categories:

Academic Rep of the Year

This is your opportunity to nominate students who have been outstanding Academic Reps. This award is for those Academic Reps who have gone that extra mile and made a real change within your studies.

When nominating someone for this award you should consider the following:

  • Has this rep listened to your views, or
  • Have they made an impact on your programme, or
  • Have they updated you with outcomes from SSLCs, or
  • Has this academic rep worked in partnership with your department, or
  • Has this Academic Rep started an innovative campaign that has led to a positive change?

SSLC Chair of the Year

This award is for the Chair of your SSLCs. This award should recognise an SSLC Chair who has been fair and open when running meetings.

When nominating someone for this award you should consider the following:

  • Has the Chair allowed staff and students to equally contribute, or
  • Have the meetings been engaging and interactive, or
  • Have you felt comfortable speaking up during the meeting, or
  • Have you felt listened to, or
  • Do you think the Chair ran meetings smoothly?

Postgraduate Teacher of the Year

This new award is for a current University of Bath Postgraduate student, who is teaching in any discipline. This award is to recognise postgraduates who teach, who have helped and supported their students and have been creative in their teaching. Teaching includes: Demonstrating, Lecturing, Seminars, and Tutorials.

When nominating someone for this award you should consider the following:

  • Has the postgraduate teacher given prompt and useful feedback to help you learn, or
  • Has the teaching been stimulating or interactive, or
  • Has the teaching they have delivered been particularly engaging, or
  • Have they inspired your passion for your subject, or
  • Have they gone above and beyond to support you and/or your fellow students?

Personal Tutor of the Year

This new award is awarded to a personal tutor who has support students to get the most out of their time at the University of Bath.

When nominating your personal tutor for this award you should consider the following:

  • Has your personal tutor helped you to understand your academic strengths and areas to improve, or
  • Have they helped you to understand your studies and development, or
  • Have they pointed you in the right direction when you have needed help when your studies have been affected by other issues, or
  • Have they gone above and beyond to support you?

Support Staff Member of the Year

There are many non-academic staff at the University who help your studies run smoothly.  These staff could for example, be working in your department office, be a lab technician, be a Faculty/School Librarian, or be a technician helping you in workshops.

When nominating a member of support staff for this new award you should consider the following:

  • Have they provided efficient administration of your programme to ensure everything runs smoothly, or
  • Have they offered you guidance and support in using equipment in labs or workshops, or
  • Have they given you information about events or activities which will help you and your development, or
  • Have they gone the extra mile to find a book or journal you needed; or
  • Have they supported you in getting the most out of your student experience?

If the staff member is part of a wider team, you may want to consider nominating them in the University Teaching Awards instead. 

Outstanding Staff Contribution to Peer Assisted Learning

This award is for a staff member who is a lead staff contact for a Peer Assisted Learning scheme. This award is to recognise those staff who have gone above and beyond student expectations to support PAL in their department.

When nominating someone for this award you should consider the following:

  • Has the staff member shown a keen commitment to Peer Assisted Learning in your department, or
  • Have they consistently and actively encouraged students to get involved in the PAL scheme, or
  • Has the staff member helped students organise PAL sessions by assisting with logistics such as booking rooms, or
  • Have they inspired you to get involved in Peer Assisted Learning in your department?

Outstanding Staff Contribution to Peer Mentoring

This award is for a staff member who organises and supports Peer Support within your department, for students entering university for the first time as an undergraduate, entering the University of Bath as a new postgraduate taught student or as a student returning from placement.

When nominating someone for this award you should consider the following:

  • Has the staff member shown a keen commitment to Peer Mentoring in your department, or
  • Have they consistently and actively encouraged current students to get involved as Peer Mentors, or
  • Have they consistently and actively encouraged current students to get involved as Peer Mentors, or
  • Has the staff member gone above and beyond in the support they offer to Peer Mentors in the department to assist them in their role, or
  • Have they inspired you to get involved as a Peer Mentor?

Click here to nominate in the 2018 Education Awards