The Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs) support innovation that positively impacts students’ academic experience and enhances the teaching quality at Loughborough University.
As new developments appear across both campuses, there may be initiatives you wish to research or implement to support staff or students to advance in terms of teaching environments, uses of technology or approaches to learning.
These can be short projects (1-2 months), medium projects (3-6 months) and long-term projects up to 12 months.
There are four categories in the TIAs:
- Teaching Innovation Award
- Inclusivity in Teaching TIA
- STEMLab TIA
- Student Education Research Placement TIA
The Teaching Innovation Award and Inclusivity in Teaching TIA provide funds up to a maximum of £3,000 per project are available, although this can be increased to £5,000 in exceptional cases.
The STEMLab TIA and Student Education Research Placement TIA offer funds for a Summer Placement Student up to 10 weeks or this can be divided into two students at five weeks.
More information on the type of awards and the detail can be found here.
The Research-informed Teaching Awards (RiTAs) are prestigious annual awards that seek to recognise and celebrate academic staff who have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to the promotion of research-informed teaching that has a direct impact on the student learning experience at Loughborough University.
The awards are designed to foster pedagogic research across the institution and to reaffirm the University’s commitment to recognising staff who demonstrate high levels of achievement in both research and teaching.
In 2021 three members of staff received RiTAs, the recipients were Dr Christopher Kay, Dr Michael Skey and Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read. Further information on their work can be found here.
Please note applications for RiTAs must first be sent to your School (Associate Dean Teaching or Operations Manager) so please allow time for this.
Guidance and application forms are available here.
Winners will be featured in our annual Loughborough University Learning and Teaching Conference, in September 2022.
If you are interested in applying for either award it is recommended you speak to colleagues in the Enhanced Academic Practice team when compiling your application, please contact Samantha Chester or Sarah Bamforth.