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.
I'm very humbled to have received the LSESU Teaching Award! My deepest gratitude to my wonderful students. It was truly a moment I will cherish forever.
- Dr Paroma Bhattacharya
Winner of the 2021/22 Award for Innovative Teaching
Nominations Open: Monday 13th March at 9am GMT
Nominations Close: Wednesday 12th April at Midnight (12am) GMT
Shortlisting Process: w/c 17th April
Winners Announced: Thursday 11th May at 6pm.
You can watch the results live on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel.
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Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
LSESU Award for Welfare and Pastoral Support
LSESU Award for Social Justice
LSESU Award for Inclusive Teaching
LSESU Award for Outstanding Teaching
LSESU Award for Personal and Professional Development
LSESU Award for Professional Services Staff
LSESU Award for PhD Supervision
LSESU Award for Staff / Student Partnership
LSESU Award for Departmental Excellence
LSESU Award for Excellent Feedback and Communication
Click the links to see the criteria for each award.
What to include in your nomination:
All selection is based on the nomination comments you leave in this form. So, make sure you look at the criteria of each category when you write your nomination and really think about why the member of staff deserves to win this award. Nominees do not have to hit all the criteria, however, try to use examples to describe how your nominee fits some of them - think about specific things or moments to illustrate your nomination. We recommend writing at least 50 and maximum 250 words for each nomination comment.
You can nominate multiple people and submit as many nominations as you like; however you will have to do this by completing a new submission form for each new nominee.
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.
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.
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 including your Education Officer, staff from the LSESU, and Academic Reps from across the School.
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.