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.

Nominate a colleague for the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards 2018

We invite you to make nominations for Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Awards 2018. The Awards, presented at the summer graduation ceremonies, celebrate colleagues’ achievements in teaching and learning support across the University, and provide an opportunity for departments to demonstrate the excellence of their learning and teaching provision. The deadline is 12 noon  on Thursday 22 March 2018.

There are two routes for nomination. The first route is familiar from all previous rounds of the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Awards (VCTA); the second, established in 2015, encourages Departments to establish their own awards and nominate an outstanding awardee to the VCTA.

Nominations should be via a completed application formVCTA 2018 application form (MS Word  , 50kb)

Please find further information, guidance and the application form in this document: VCTA 2018 circular (PDF  , 388kb)

If you have any queries, please contact Julia Hampshire via email learning-and-teaching-forum@york.ac.uk or by telephone: +44 (0)1904 321155.