This competition is designed to allow students to recognise those members of staff who have made a difference to their time at LSE and say thank you to staff members who have made a positive impact.
There is also an award for Departmental Excellence and Professional Services Staff (administrators etc.) so you can acknowledge others throughout the School who have helped to improve your experience here at LSE.
Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
Click the links to see the criteria for each award
This year, we are also giving a One-Off Award:
Nominations Open: Friday 12th March at 9am GMT
Nominations Close: Thursday 15th April at Midnight (12am) GMT
Shortlisting Process: w/c Monday 19th April
Winners Announced: Thursday 13th May - exact details TBC
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What do winner's receive? All nominees, not just those that win an award, will receive their nomination comments (unless you opt out of this in the form). These comments are highly treasured by staff and we encourage you to stay opted in!
Winners also receive an Award Certificate and £250.
Who can I nominate? Provided the person you nominate is an employed staff member at the LSE, you can nominate them! In the past lecturers, PhD Supervisors, Halls Wardens and Graduate Teaching Assistants have all won. If you think they are great then nominate them!
Can I nominate someone in more than one category? Absolutely – As long as they meet the criteria of the category specified, you can nominate them in as many as you like.
Can I nominate multiple people? You can submit as many nominations as you like; however you will have to do this by completing a new submission form for each new nominee.
Do I have to meet all the criteria for the award? No, your nominee does not need to meet all of the criteria to win. These are only examples and general guidance.
Where is the Award for Masters Supervision? Awards have changed this year! Due to the timeline of the Awards and Masters Supervision, this one has been discontinued. If you would like to nominate your Masters Supervisor, we recommend looking at the other awards on offer, particularly the Award for Mentoring and Personal Development.
I’m worried my department is too small for my nominees to win- is this a prohibitive factor? Not at all! More nominations do make a stronger case, however some of our previous winners have won after just one very strong nomination.
We have devised a selection method that primarily focuses on the quality of nominations and how well the nominee hits the award criteria, so a very good nomination submitted by a student can definitely do the trick.
How are the award winners decided? The final decision on who receives the awards is taken by a panel of SSLC reps from across the School. This process is facilitated by your Education Officer, Bali Birch-Lee.
How many awards are given out in each category? Each category has 1 award winner.
What if my nominees don’t win? Although it’s fantastic to win an award, not everyone can. We are fully committed to providing all nominees with your anonymous comments and recognition. Just one nomination from you can make someone’s teaching year worthwhile.