Awards 2025: Teaching Excellence Awards
TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Teaching Excellence Awards are given annually to an employee in Higher Education. The award recognizes individual excellence, commitment to continuing professional development, commitment to students and colleagues, and sustained and continued impact. In 2022, this award was expanded to accept nominations in two categories: ‘Early Career’ and ‘Established Educator’.
Nominations will first be considered by the Training Theme Panel and Education, Training and Public Engagement Committee and the final decision will be ratified by the Awards Committee.
Each awardee is given:
£2,000 prize money
The opportunity to speak at a Society event with an educational or training focus
An invitation to submit an article to one of our Biochemical Society Journals, published by Portland Press, with any fees waived
Nominees should be employed in Higher Education and should demonstrate some or all of the following criteria:
Individual excellence – develops and employs innovative and effective approaches to teaching and assessment in the molecular biosciences which successfully promote student learning and achievement
Commitment to own continuing professional development – Undertakes professional development activities that actively influence and enhance the teaching and learning of molecular biosciences
Commitment to students and colleagues – Inspires students and colleagues to excel; shows awareness of the different needs of students; provides evidence of supporting teaching and learning beyond their own department and Institution; supports and guides students’ career choices and goals; champions the importance of excellence in molecular biosciences teaching.
Sustained and continued impact – contributes at a high level over a sustained period of time (not for a single activity), demonstrates impact nationally and/or internationally, commits to build, support, and nurture future talent.
Nominations are welcomed for 2 categories: ‘Early Career’ and ‘Established Educator’
Nominees can be either international or UK based
This award is only open to individuals.
The Committees will consider the following aspects of all nominations for the Teaching Excellence Awards as appropriate:
Commitment to own continuing professional development
Commitment to students and colleagues
Sustained and continued impact
Other indicators of esteem demonstrated by the nominator
- The 'Early Career' category is open to nominees typically within 10 years of receiving their highest qualification.
- 'Established Educator' is open to any nominee that has received their highest qualification more than 10 years ago, so is likely to categorise themselves as mid or senior career.
For full details on this and how to nominate a candidate for a Teaching Excellence Award, please click here.