Current Students and Staff

// University News

3 Feb 2016

Applications open for teaching awards

Students, staff and learning support staff can now submit applications for Loughborough’s annual Teaching Innovation awards.

The awards are one of the ways the University recognises, celebrates and funds excellence in learning and teaching. Two types of award are being offered in 2016 – the Research informed Teaching Awards and the Teaching Innovation Awards.

If you have an idea you want to explore that could improve learning and teaching, apply for funding through the Teaching Innovation Awards.  

Approximately £20,000 is available to fund new initiatives and educational research projects under the Teaching Innovation Awards Scheme. Individual awards generally attract £3000 but up to £5000 can be awarded in exceptional cases.

Student winner from last year, Lauren Porter, said: “I would definitely recommend getting involved with the Teaching Innovation Awards. As a prospective teacher, it has allowed me to get involved with teaching prior to starting a teacher training course. I’m currently learning how to carry out quality classroom interviews and learning what to look for when observing a class.

“I’ve gained an insight into the profession I want to go into and the overall project has made me feel a lot more confident. I’m now looking forward to next year when I can begin my teacher training.”

Deadlines for applications is 29 February 2016. Full guidance, application details and the contact for support are available on the Centre for Academic Practice website.

The Research-informed Teaching Awards recognise excellence in this area, with funding awarded to support your or your nominated colleague’s continued practice. Information about the nomination/application process and the criteria are available online.