Outstanding Assessment and Feedback
A staff member whose assessment on a module was challenging, fair and helped in developing student understanding of the programme. Alongside this, the feedback provided was constructive, detailed and timely, enabling improvements on student work.
Best Postgraduate Research Student who Teaches
A postgraduate research student (PGR) who provides outstanding teaching alongside their PhD.
Excellence in Supporting Student Academic Development
A staff member who has actively facilitated and supported academic skills development for a student or students. In other words their work has helped students improve on their programme for future modules and assessments. This could be by consistently embedding academic skills development within the curriculum or developing unique approaches to improve skills development in meetings or workshops.
Best Postgraduate Supervisor
A staff member who provides exceptional support for postgraduate students, in both their academic and personal life.
Innovation in Learning and Teaching
A staff member who has taken a fresh and innovative approach to their learning and teaching. This could be by having successfully trialled a new way of delivering classes, including students within the development of their programme or adapting best practice to suit their context. This award celebrates those developing new and exciting ideas within academia.
Most Supportive Non-Academic Staff Member
A non-academic staff member whose work has actively supported students through their university journey, for their wellbeing or academic studies.
Best Personal Tutor
A staff member who uses a holistic approach to supporting their students in their academic and personal life, encouraging students to succeed and providing sound advice.
Student Futures Award
A staff member who has gone beyond their role to create opportunities for students to develop or reflect on academic or extra-curricular experiences. Or who motivates and develops other staff to support students futures by providing relevant advice and guidance. These individuals will have helped either directly or indirectly, students consider the next steps in their lives. Be this for their upcoming academic year or beyond graduation.
Outstanding Contribution to student wellbeing
A staff member, team of staff or an individual student or society who through events, campaigns or specific initiatives has enhanced student well-being at the University.
Best Academic Representative
An Academic Rep or Faculty Rep who has excelled in representing their cohort by seeking the views of their peers and attending and contributing to student staff committee meetings (SSCs) or equivalent at Faculty Level to improve the academic lives of the students they represent.
Best Student Staff Committee (SSC)
A student staff committee (SSC) made up of both academic reps and staff, who have worked together to improve the lives of the students within their department or faculty.
Outstanding Learning and Teaching
A staff member who excels in teaching through providing engaging, innovative and informed lectures, tutorials or seminars. This award will be selected by the panel from the shortlisted nominees within the "Learning and Teaching" category.
Outstanding Student Contribution
A student who has gone above and beyond for their fellow students to improve their education. This could be by championing causes within their department or who has taken a leading role within the department or wider student community to make positive change at Sheffield.