February 9, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Call for applications: Postgraduate Assistant Award 2022

What is a Postgraduate Assistant Award?

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

    • Improving effectiveness in their support of learning

    • Making appropriate changes in learning activities or techniques

    • Evidence-informed evaluation and reflection on the impact of their intervention and possibilities for further development

How many awards are granted?

Up to three awards of a certificate and a £100 voucher from the Researcher Academy 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 support students’ learning, either individually or as part of a group.

How can I apply for an award?

Submit a written application, discussing your contribution to the support of learning, which addresses the points above. Please note that you do not need to give detailed evidence of all your work and your application should be no longer than one page of A4. Also include a one page reference from your mentor, module convenor or research supervisor in support. Submissions, or any enquiries, should be sent by email to: Helen.Cowley@nottingham.ac.uk.

Deadline for submission of applications: Thursday 24 March 2022

How are the awards judged?

A panel of judges will consider all submissions and recommend a list of award winners. An award ceremony will take place on Thursday 12 May 2022 in Malaysia and via video link with Nottingham. Winners are automatically excluded from receiving another award for the following year.

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