Teaching and Learning Awards

LJMU rewards and recognises academic excellence via the Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards.

Categories for the Awards include:

Categories for the Awards include:

Category 1: Rising Star Awards

Three awards (a maximum of one award in any Faculty) will be made to ‘early career academic staff’*. The award recognises a particularly significant teaching contribution and leadership potential in Teaching and Learning. The Panel will also be able to recommend a nomination as ‘Commended.

Awards: £1,000 to support professional development in teaching and learning.

* A colleague appointed on a permanent contract [not less than 0.2 FTE] in the last five years (excl. career breaks) and who has not previously worked for more than three years in higher education.

Category 2: Individual Teaching Excellence Awards

A maximum of three awards will be made annually in this category. These individual awards recognise an outstanding, transformative or inspirational impact on the student learning experience. The Panel will also be able to recommend a nomination as ‘Commended’.

Awards: £1,000 to support professional development in teaching and learning.

Category 3: Excellence in Digital Education

A maximum of two awards will be made annually in this category. These individual or team awards celebrate the use of technology to enhance teaching and student learning. The Panel will also be able to recommend a nomination as ‘Commended’.

Awards: £1,000 to support professional development in teaching and learning.

Category 4: Individual Enhancing the Student Experience

A maximum of three awards will be made annually in this category. These individual awards recognise an outstanding contribution to enhancing the student learning experience. These awards are only open to support staff working in or with the Faculties. The Panel will also be able to recommend a nomination as ‘Commended’.

Awards: £1,000 to support professional development in teaching and learning.

Category 5: Academic Leadership

A maximum of three awards will be made annually in this category. These individual awards recognise an outstanding contribution to academic leadership. These awards are open to staff with responsibility for programme management or who have made a significant contribution to driving forward faculty and/or institutional objectives related to teaching, learning and assessment. The Panel will also be able to recommend a nomination as ‘Commended’.

Awards: £1,000 to support professional development in teaching and learning.

Category 6: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

A maximum of three awards will be made annually in this category. These individual or team awards will recognise outstanding contributions to advancing opportunities for marginalised and underrepresented groups to fully engage with and benefit from all that a university experience offers. These awards are open to academic staff and support staff who work in or with the Faculties. The Panel will also be able to recommend a nomination as ‘Commended’.

Awards: £1,000 to support professional development in teaching and learning.

For full details of the 2021/22 Teaching Excellence Awards process and how to submit a nomination, please contact your Faculty Associate Dean Education or email TLEAwards2022@ljmu.ac.uk.