All of us have different ways of learning - whether it is reading lots of theory, trying something for ourselves, or just talking it through with classmates. There are the run of the mill ways for teachers to keep us engaged, but then there are those who think that little bit more creatively, and use different methods to bring their subject to life.
Perhaps they have introduced a practical element to a very dense theory or taken you outside of the University environment to bring something to life. Perhaps they just have a really different style of presenting – whatever it is, it’s new, inventive and helps you to learn.
This category will also recognise all the other elements of excellent teaching: we want to hear examples of innovative assessment and feedback techniques or perhaps this teacher has a great way of organising the course to make sure it all runs smoothly.
When completing your nomination form, remember to give us examples, scenarios and as much evidence as possible.
- Are they passionate about their subjects in way that makes you enthusiastic to learn?
- Do they easily communicate new concepts to you?
- Through feedback has this member of staff provided clear opportunity for growth, deeper understanding of your area of study, and helped you to develop your work in both style and content?
- Do they act as a leader in UU’s learning community, challenging what you think you know and organising subject-related talks, debates, and panels?
- Is their teaching up-to-date with the latest practice in your current or future employment sector, or has their teaching helped give you skills for current or future employment in your chosen career?
This list is by no means exhaustive but will be used to help shortlist nominations!