Centre for Academic Practice

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Teaching Best Practice Awards

This brand-new award category invites applications from all those who have an example of best practice to share with colleagues across our Learning and Teaching community.

The 2020 teaching and learning sphere brought significant challenges yet great opportunities to develop new ways of working to benefit our students. This category has been created to celebrate these efforts, to showcase colleagues’ excellent teaching and ingenuity whilst also building upon our community of best practice by creating a collection of case studies and resources.

Applications will be considered at the Teaching Awards panel, with the best submissions being selected to feature on the University's Teaching and Learning Best Practice webpages. From those, the final winners will receive a 2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award.

Winners will be presented with their certificate at the University Learning and Teaching Conference and in addition to this accolade, winners will also receive a monetary prize to be used to enhance their teaching practice.

2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award Criteria:

  • The case study must be completed within the template that is available alongside this guidance.
  • Alongside the case study please attach a short (1-2 minute) video of yourself giving an overview of your experience implementing this practice.
  • Please include any extra resources i.e. supporting documents or videos that would help a fellow colleague implement/adapt your practice.
  • The case study must contain evidence of the impact this practice has made upon the student learning.
  • The case study must consider the applicability to others within your own discipline and the wider University.
  • Highlight the use of Loughborough University supported systems where possible.

Please submit your application to cap@lboro.ac.uk by midday on the 7th June 2021.

Case Study Template 

Click on the Word icon below to download the template. Please note that the written portion of the case study should be no more than approximately 2 A4 pages, resources are not included in this page limit.

Past winners

To see previous winners, click on the drop down list below.

Teaching Best Practice Awards Recipients 2021




Project Title

Award Winner Mariateresa Lombardo, Giorgio Barone, Alessandro Palmeri ABCE Structural feeling and conceptual design: an innovative integrated learning framework to promote creativity and engagement.
Award Winner Richard Hodgkins SSH From Fieldwork Sites to the Vegas Lights… …Enriching an Environmental Research Curriculum in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Award Winner Rachel Grew SSH Locked room lecture activity
Highly Commended Alex Christoyannopoulos SSH Socratic Hive: a model for publishing top student essays
Highly Commended Andy Bayley and Patrick Stacey SBE Improving Student Engagement using Virtual Technology
Highly Commended Ashley Fly AACME Designing Modules for the Digital Age
Highly Commended Christopher Kay SSH Doing Distance Learning the Right Way
Highly Commended Chris Wilson SBE Improving Peer-to-Peer Student Interaction within Modules
Highly Commended Christos Kourtelis SSH Introduction of Problem Based Learning to Students of POLIS
Highly Commended David Maidment SSEHS; Applying the HTML5 Package (H5P) to facilitate Psychology students’ learning and engagement.
Highly Commended David Sibley Science Teaching Using a Homemade Visualiser
Highly Commended Helen Nowell SDCA Using 2 computers to deliver group activities and provide individual feedback
Highly Commended Julie Holland SBE Using an online simulation tool for remote teaching of strategy and strategic decision
Highly Commended Melodee Beals SSH Creating Experiential Assessment Videos