Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards

Graduation ceremony

One of the ways in which the University rewards excellence in learning and teaching is through the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards, introduced in 2006. Nominations, in which students play a part, are invited from departments in the Spring Term of each academic year. The scheme recognises staff (either individually or in teams), including postgraduates who teach, who demonstrate excellence in teaching and/or learning support at York.

Candidates need to demonstrate:

  • Sustained excellence across a range of teaching/support activities, over a reasonable period of time.
  • A creative approach to teaching and/or learning support, focused on student learning needs.  This need not necessarily involve technological wizardry or cutting-edge experimentation.
  • That they go above and beyond the standard remit of their teaching or learning support role, making an impact on colleagues as well as students.

The awards are presented at the summer graduation ceremonies, in order to recognise outstanding teaching and learning support before the students and their families, and colleagues.

Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards 2019 

The deadline for nominations was MIDDAY on Friday 15 March 2019.  Nominations will be considered by a panel convened jointly by Teaching Committee and the Learning and Teaching Forum, and candidates will be notified of the outcome by the end of April.

If you have any queries, please contact Julia Hampshire via email or by telephone: +44 (0)1904 322155.