Reward and recognition


University Teaching Prizes 2018

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 2018 prizes is now open, and applications must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 25th May 2018.

Faculty Teaching Prizes

Each Faculty awards an annual teaching prize of £5,000. 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.

Barbara Morris Prize for Learning Support

The £5,000 Barbara Morris 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 2018 University Teaching Prizes will be awarded by the Vice-Chancellor at a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

All colleagues are welcome to attend the ceremony; please email cpdbookings@kent.ac.uk if you wish to attend.

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 Barbara Morris Application Form for the Barbara Morris Prize.   
  • 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.
  • Prize money is made available for individual professional expenditure (e.g. conferences, professional development programmes, materials, equipment) by the prize winner(s), through a University cost code. Please see the guidance from the Finance Department on the use of prize money, which can be found here.


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Last Updated: 15/03/2018