Reward and recognition


University Teaching Prizes 2019

Each year, the University awards a number of prizes to individual staff or teams for outstanding work in teaching and/or learning support. The call for applications for the 2019 prizes is now open, and applications must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 17th May 2019.

Faculty Teaching Prizes

Each Faculty awards an annual teaching prize. Winners are selected by a panel chaired by the Dean of each Faculty. The criteria for the Faculty Teaching Prizes are:

  • Excellence in Teaching and/or Supporting Learning  
  • Influencing Practice to Promote Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Applications can be made by individuals or teams. In all cases, applicants are expected to provide evidence of their impact on students and/or colleagues.

University Prize for Learning Support

The University Prize for Learning Support is awarded for outstanding achievement in supporting learning and is open to all staff; the criteria for this award can be found here. The selection panel for this prize is chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education.

The 2019 University Teaching Prizes will be formally awarded by the Vice-Chancellor at a gala dinner and ceremony to be held on Wednesday 10 July.

For all prizes, the following general rules apply:

  • Applications may be made by individuals or teams; nomination is not required.
  • Applications must be made on the University Teaching Prizes Application Form for a faculty Teaching Prize. 
  • Applications must be made on the University Prize for Learning Support Application Form for the University Prize for Learning Support.   
  • Individuals may not apply for more than one prize.
  • Previously unsuccessful applicants are welcome to resubmit a revised application.
  • Selection panels may divide each prize into two or more awards, at their discretion, or decide not to award the prize.
  • Advice on applications can be obtained from Associate Deans (Education), Directors of Graduate Studies, the members of the Academic Practice Team at UELT, or from senior colleagues within your own Faculty or School.
  • Previous prize winners may also be able to offer advice (a list of previous winners can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/teaching/reward/previous-winners.html).
  • This prize is an indication of esteem and recognition of excellent teaching practice. There is no financial reward but an award will be presented.



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Last Updated: 07/05/2019