February 11, 2020, by Lisa Chin

Call for applications: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award 2020

What is a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award?

This award recognises and celebrates examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. Applicants may support teaching and learning through a wide range of activities, including: demonstrating in laboratory classes, distance learning, leading seminars or tutorials, supporting project work, lecturing or assessing and giving feedback on student work. These awards are given to people who can show innovative and reflective practice by:

  • Improving effectiveness in their teaching and support of learning

  • Making appropriate changes in learning activities or techniques

  • Evaluating and reflecting on the impact of their intervention and possibilities for further development

How many awards are granted?

Up to three awards of a framed certificate and a £100 voucher from the Graduate School are presented annually. To be given an award is recognised as a mark of distinction within the University.

Am I eligible?

The award is open to all postgraduate research students and research-only postdocs who teach, either individually or as part of a group.

How can I apply for an award?

Submit a written application, discussing your contribution to teaching and the support of learning, which addresses the points above. Please note that you do not need to give detailed evidence of all your teaching work and your application should be no longer than one page of A4. Also include a one page reference from your teaching mentor, module convenor or research supervisor in support.

Details of previous winners can be found on Professional Development’s website at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/professionaldevelopment/learningandteaching/new/index.aspx.

Submissions, or any enquiries, should be sent by email to: Helen.Cowley@nottingham.ac.uk.

Deadline for submission of applications: Thursday 5 March 2020

How are the awards judged?

A panel of judges will consider all submissions and recommend a list of award winners. A tri-campus presentation event will take place on Wednesday 6 May 2020. Winners are automatically excluded from receiving another award for the following year.

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