Making an Application for a Learning and Teaching Award

LATEST NEWS: August 2016

The VC Awards for Teaching Excellence have been expanded in order to recognise impact, leadership, entrepreneurship, mentorship and industry and community engagement, as well as outstanding performance in the support of research and education, and professional service.

The announcement about the newly expanded VC Awards for Excellence has been posted to the intranet.

The nominations close on September 9th, and details about eligibility and the nomination process and application form can be found here.


To support the development of teaching award applications, the Educational Innovation Team runs workshops for intending applicants for Vice Chancellor's Awards or the Office for Learning and Teaching Citations and Awards. The focus is on drafting applications and giving and receiving feedback with the aims of meeting the criteria for the awards and presenting professional applications. The application process can also foster collegial support and critique and conversations about teaching.

The emphasis in the workshops will be on providing information about making a successful application and assisting with questions about preparing an application. The website resources have been provided as an alternative to the workshops for those who find it difficult to attend or prefer to work independently but most successful applicants have benefitted from attending one or more workshops. The application processes for the teaching awards and grants are managed by the Educational Innovation Team. For academic support attend the workshops organised by EI and download the resources. If you wish for individual assistance with your application from the EI it is expected you will first have attended an EI workshop.