The University of Manchester offers and supports a range of award schemes to recognise excellence in teaching. The schemes listed below are all centrally coordinated, annual award schemes.

Teaching Excellence Awards

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The Teaching Excellence Awards  are an internal award made to academic and support staff who have been nominated by their schools and faculties and who have demonstrated a sustained and significant to teaching excellence over a number of years. Nominees prepare a submission based on evidence of their teaching practice, or their work supporting excellent practice in teaching and learning, and also submit a statement of support from their Head of School or other senior colleague. Up to 6 awards of £5000 are made annually with the Teaching and Learning Group acting as a selection panel.

This scheme is coordinated by the TLSO and full details along with profiles of past winners can be found on the TLSO website .
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The National Teaching Fellowships Scheme (NTFS)

The NTF scheme  is an external award scheme coordinated by the Higher Education Academy . The University can nominate up to three candidates each year. NTF candidates should have an excellent track record in teaching and learning with a national and international reputation. Each Faculty suggests potential candidates from which the Teaching and Learning Group select three who are asked to prepare full cases for submission.

This scheme is co-ordinated internally by the TLSO and the Teaching and Learning Group.
Please contact TLSO for more information. To see the latest documentation, please see the NTFS webpage.

The University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Awards – Teacher of the Year

Each year the President and Vice-Chancellor invites Faculties, via the Vice-President and Deans of each one, to nominate one individual in each of the following four categories: Teacher, Researcher, UG and PG Student of the Year.  The Teacher of the Year awards will be made to individuals whose teaching over the past year has been outstanding. Each nominee will demonstrate an ability to communicate ideas effectively, be able to motivate and stimulate students to learn, whilst at the same time showing a commitment to innovation and excellence in education.

All nominations must be supported by the relevant Dean.

The scheme is coordinated by the Secretary of the Awards and Honours Group who is based in the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor.  Calls for nominations go out in November of each year. The awards are presented by the President and Vice-Chancellor at a special ceremony for winners in all of the categories in June of the following year.

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