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Sabbatical Officer Nominations
The Student-Led Teaching Awards are back! After the success of last year’s awards the Students’ Union, together with the University will be holding the Student-Led Teaching Awards 2021 after the Easter break. Keep an eye out for any members of staff who are deserving of an award!
In conjunction with the Student Led Teaching Awards we also hold the Course Rep Awards as part of a joint awards evening. If you want to nominate Course Reps for the amazing work they have done this year Click Here.
To recognise outstanding teaching in any form. Areas to be considered: Feedback; Assessment; Lecturing; Teaching Styles; Encouragement & Support; Originality;
To recognise outstanding contribution to teaching in any form by a post-graduate student. Areas to be considered: As above, but for a Post-Graduate teacher.
To recognise an invaluable contribution to the promotion of Welsh-Language and Culture through approaches to teaching and learning. Areas to be Considered: Promotion of Welsh Culture; Commitment to ensuring Welsh-medium resources are widely available; Using original methods to encourage students to learn through, or use, Welsh in their classes and assessments.
To recognise outstanding expertise, support and guidance from an academic supervisor. Areas to be Considered: Expertise in subject area; Encouragement provided to students; Assistance with planning and process; Time given freely; Effectively dealing with problems
To recognise the contribution made in academic schools by administrative and / or laboratory staff to the learning experience. Areas to be Considered: Levels of support provided; Assistance with problems; Effective and efficient referral; Time given freely; Friendly & willingness to help.
To recognise the valuable support available to students within the wider University, outside of academic schools. Areas to be considered: Impact on student experience; Time and assistance given; Friendly help and expertise; Levels of support provided; Assistance with problems; Effective and efficient referral; Time given freely.
To recognise the support that academic staff give to students to assist the University experience. Areas to be Considered: Impact of the pastoral support on the student; Listening and Identification of problems; Helpful solutions provided; Effective and efficient referral.
To recognise efforts taken by staff in listening to students and involving them in decisions about how courses/departments are run. This award is for staff who go above and beyond, working in partnership with students and listening to the student voice. Areas to be considered: effective use of student feedback, helps to create a culture that prioritises student experience in a school/department, promotes student involvement in curriculum design, supporting the work of course reps and the course rep system.
To recognise a commitment to supporting International students. For the purpose of this award, ‘International’ refers to students who originate from outside the UK. Areas to be considered: Giving extra support to International Students; Considering and meeting specific needs of International Students; Encouraging students to fulfil their potential; Supporting or creating International Student project activity; Ensuring that language and cultural barriers are reduced.
The award is given to the Staff member who has made a substantive yet unrecognised contribution to a student’s experience while at University. Areas to be considered: Any staff member in the University, whether it be lecturer, administrator, member of security, teaching assistant or part of the catering team - if you want to sing their praises and make sure they are celebrated for their dedication to students then this is the award for you. This award recognises consistent contribution and support to students that is given by a member of staff without any want of thanks.
To recognise innovative and outstanding contributions during the coronavirus pandemic, for students. Areas to be considered; innovative and engaging teaching practices, excellent support, assistance, responding to changes and challenging circumstances quickly and effectively.