2021 University of Worcester Teaching Award Scheme

The 2021 University Teaching Award Scheme is now launched, and this has been developed as part of the initiatives to celebrate excellence at University of Worcester.

This Scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellent and outstanding practice in teaching, and in supporting and leading learning.  The Scheme explicitly promotes innovative, inspiring and excellent practice which is outstanding in its impact to enhance and inspire student learning.

There are three categories of Award:

A             University of Worcester Teaching Award

B             University of Worcester Teaching Team Award

C             University of Worcester Leading Teaching Award.

Applications are welcomed from staff with a range of experience including academic staff, professional services and staff working in learning support. Full details are attached, and also available via the webpage https://www2.worc.ac.uk/qed/university-teaching-award-scheme.html see also the Vignettes of Practice from previous years on our Resources page

Mandatory introductory information workshops are scheduled through April to July. All applicants must attend an information workshop prior to application.

Bookings can me made via the staff development webpage

Support available and submission dates:


Launch: 1st March 2021 


Information workshops:

‘UW Teaching Award Scheme:  Why? What? So What? Now What?’

The mandatory workshop offers the opportunity to understand the requirements and processes of an application for a UW Teaching Award and enables you to consider the next steps to an application. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.


Wednesday 21st April 2021                    13.15 – 14.15                 PN1014 or Blackboard Collaborate

Tuesday 25th May 2021                           11.15 – 12.15                 JL2001 or Blackboard Collaborate

Tuesday 13th July 2021                            11.15 – 12.15                 CC004 or Blackboard Collaborate

Note: If you are intending to submit an application this year you will need to email teachingaward@worc.ac.uk expressing your interest by 25th June 2021 and will be added to the UW TAS Blackboard site.


These workshops may be booked via the staff development webpage


Writing Workshop:

This writing workshop is for staff who have already attended an information workshop.  There will be an opportunity to look at the types of evidence that may be used. Applicants are advised to bring along some ideas they have for case studies.


Tuesday 22nd June 2021                        09.30 – 13.30                                                                       Room BYG197

Thursday 15th July 2021                        09.30 – 13.30                                                                      Room CC 004


Note: The mode of delivery of this workshop will be decided at a later date depending upon Government advice regarding social distancing and other Covid-19 related guidance.


Register intention to submit an application: by Friday 25th June 2021


Submit application: by Monday 20th September 2021 (3 pm deadline)


Application outcome: w/c 22nd November 2021


If you have any questions please email Kerry Whitehouse at k.whitehouse@worc.ac.uk or teachingaward@worc.ac.uk

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