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Teaching Excellence Awards

Teaching Excellence Awards recognise individual excellence, commitment to continuing professional development, commitment to students and colleagues, and sustained and continued impact.

Teaching Excellence Awards are presented annually to an employee in Higher Education. In 2022, this award was expanded to accept nominations in two categories: ‘Early Career’ and ‘Established Educator’. 

Nominations will first be considered by the Training Theme Panel and Education, Training and Public Engagement Committee and the final decision will be ratified by the Awards Committee.

The recipient is given:

  • £2,000 prize money
  • A trophy
  • The opportunity to present a lecture at a Society event or webinar with an educational or training focus 
  • An invitation to submit an article to one of our journals, with any fees waived

Eligibility criteria:

  • Awarded annually 
  • Nominees should be employed in Higher Education and should demonstrate some or all of the following criteria:  
    • Individual excellence – develops and employs innovative and effective approaches to teaching and assessment in the molecular biosciences which successfully promote student learning and achievement 
    • Commitment to own continuing professional development – Undertakes professional development activities that actively influence and enhance the teaching and learning of molecular biosciences
    • Commitment to students and colleagues – Inspires students and colleagues to excel; shows awareness of the different needs of students; provides evidence of supporting teaching and learning beyond their own department and Institution; supports and guides students’ career choices and goals; champions the importance of excellence in molecular biosciences teaching.
    • Sustained and continued impact – contributes at a high level over a sustained period of time (not for a single activity), demonstrates impact nationally and/or internationally, commits to build, support, and nurture future talent.
  • Nominations are welcomed for 2 categories: ‘Early Career’ and ‘Established Educator’ 
  • Nominees can be either international or UK based
  • This award is only open to individuals. 

The Awards Committee will consider the following aspects of all nominations for the Teaching Excellence Awards as appropriate:

  • Individual excellence 
  • Commitment to own continuing professional development 
  • Commitment to students and colleagues 
  • Sustained and continued impact 
  • Other indicators of esteem demonstrated by the nominator 
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Upcoming Award Lecture

Emma Yhnell will present her Award Lecture 'Why I treat every lecture like a performance: the privilege of being able to inspire in every teaching session' as part of the Biochemistry Focus webinar series on 5 September 2024.

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Contact us

For further information please get in touch with the Awards department.