This category of award was launched in 2021 and invites applications from anyone who has an example of best practice to share with colleagues across our Learning and Teaching community.

The category was created to celebrate and 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 are considered at the Teaching Awards panel, with the ‘Highly Commended’ submissions being selected to feature on the University webpages. From those, the final winners of the 2021/22 Teaching Best Practice Awards are selected.

All those selected are presented with their certificate at the University’s Annual 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.

The 2021/22 Teaching Best Practice Award criteria are:

  • The case study must be completed within the template that is available alongside this guidance.
  • The case study must contain evidence of the impact this practice has made upon the student learning, this may be through student feedback or through reference to the literature.
  • The case study must consider the applicability and transferability to others within your own discipline and the wider University.
  • This year the panel will be particularly interested in examples of assessment and feedback practice or methods.
  • 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.
  • Highlight the use of Loughborough University supported systems where possible.

Application submission point

The Teaching Awards are open again in February 2023, please look out for more information at the beginning of the year. If you have an idea that you are considering for an application please get in touch with od@lboro.ac.uk.

Case Study Template

Click on the button below to download the template. Please note that the written portion of the case study should be no more than two A4 pages (exemplar resources are not included in this page limit.

Teaching Best Practice Case Study Template

2022 Winners

The following 2021/22 case studies were all rated as Highly Commended:

Student podcasts as an assessment format - Dr. Gareth Wiltshire

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Gareth Wiltshire, SSEHS

Sociological Futures: Embedding careers content in to teaching provision for finalists- Dr. Katie Coveney, Dr. Iris Wigger & Dr. Thomas Thurnell-Read, SSH

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Katie Coveney, Iris Wigger & Thomas Thurnell- Read, SSH

Feedback: Developing a Community of Practice and Web of Support - Dr. Gemma Towle, Academic Language Support Service

Case study document to be added shortly.

2021 Winners

Structural feeling and conceptual design: an innovative integrated learning framework to promote creativity and engagement - Mariateresa Lombardo, Giorgio Barone, Alessandro Palmeri

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Mariateresa Lombardo, Giorgio Barone, Alessandro Palmeri, ABCE

From Fieldwork Sites to the Vegas Lights……Enriching an Environmental Research Curriculum in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Richard Hodgkins, SSH

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Richard Hodgkins, SSH

Locked Room Lecture Activity - Rachel Grew

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Rachel Grew, SSH

The following 2020/21 case studies were all rated as Highly Commended:

Socratic Hive - Alex Christoyannopoulos

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Alex Christoyannopoulos, SSH

Improving Student Engagement - Andy Bayley and Patrick Stacey

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Andy Bayley and Patrick Stacey, SBE

Designing Modules for the Digital Age - Ashley Fly

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Ashley Fly, AACME

Doing Distance Learning the Right Way - Christopher Kay

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Christopher Kay, SSH

Improving Peer-to-Peer Student Interaction - Chris Wilson

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Chris Wilson, SBE

Introduction of Problem Based Learning to Students of POLIS - Christos Kourtelis

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Christos Kourtelis, SSH

Applying the HTML5 Package - David Maidment

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David Maidment, SSHES

Teaching Using a Homemade Visualiser - David Sibley

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David Sibley, Science

Using 2 Computers to Deliver Group Activities and Feedback - Helen Nowell

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Helen Nowell, SDCA

Using an Online Simulation Tool - Julie Holland

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Julie Holland, SBE

"One to One" Assessment Videos - Melodee Beals

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Melodee Beals, SSH

Peer to Peer Learning - Nick Morris and Mahdi MohammadPour

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Nick Morris and Mahdi MohammadPour, Wolfson

Collapsing the curriculum - Oliver Hooper

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Oliver Hooper, SSHES

Lecture Flipping for enhanced student engagement - Simon Hogg

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Simon Hogg, AACME

Our Flipped Learning Approach - Gemma Towle

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Gemma Towle, ALSS