Nominations are now open for this year’s Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Teaching Awards. Students can now nominate teaching and support staff and postgraduate tutors as well as students who are involved in ‘peer support’ schemes for an Award to recognise their excellent work improving students’ learning experience at Edinburgh.
 
The awards, now in their 4th year, have become a staple in the University calendar. Last year a total of 5168 nominations were received from students who wanted to award their lecturers and tutors.
 
Mike Williamson, Vice President Academic Affairs, said:
“EUSA’s Teaching Awards are an opportunity to recognise the huge contributions to students’ learning which happen every day at the University of Edinburgh. The high number of nominations we receive every year is a testament to how grateful students are for staff who go beyond the call of duty day in, day out. This year, with a new look, we’re hoping the Teaching Awards will be bigger and better than ever before.”
 
This year sees the introduction of two new Awards:
  • The ‘Supporting Student Learning Award’ seeks to recognise all those staff and students who provide the support network for students learning, including admin staff, IT and technical staff, student support officers and students who are involved in peer support schemes to help other students get the most out of their teaching and learning experience.
  • The Best Research or Dissertation Supervisor Award seeks to recognise the very individual and valuable teaching role of the supervisor at both postgraduate and undergraduate level in helping their students develop their research skills
The nominations are open till 9 March 2012. You can vote here.