NSS and SSS Launch
Wellbeing Week Program 27th Feb - 3rd March
Wellbeing Week is back and in conjunction with Univeristy Mental Health day, this year is all about the link between your physical and mental health.
There are lots of great ways to get active and improve your wellbeing beyond the usual obvious suggestions so we’ve gathered together some alternative (and not so alternative) ways of feeling good in the run up to exam (and marking) season!
Most of the activities are offered FREE, booking will open on Friday 17th February so keep eyes on your inbox to reserve your spaces. Spaces are currently still available for wellbeing week and you can book your activities here. New Try it! Pottery workshop open at 11:45am Thursday 2nd March.
RAU Support and Wellbeing
Teaching Excellence Awards 2016-17
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that this year’s nominations process for the teaching awards of 2016-17 is now open. Anyone can make a nomination so please use the link below to submit them:
This year we have two awards – The Buckman Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and new for this year, the Award for Excellence in Developing Student Potential. Details of each are below, and can also be found on Gateway. The closing date is March 17th and the nominations will be judged by a panel of student and staff representatives, with the winners announced in April.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
The Buckman Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
This award is open to teaching members of staff only who have shown excellence in their support of students’ learning. In 500 -700 words please explain why the nominee should be considered for the award, giving as much detail as possible to help the Panel form their judgements.
The panel will be looking for examples of how they have demonstrated all or most of the following strengths:
- Inspires students to learn through their own enthusiasm for the subject
- Uses current research to support and inform their teaching
- Uses innovative and engaging methods of delivery that encourages student participation and ensures an equality of opportunity for all
- Provides constructive feedback that contributes towards the students continual development
- Encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning
- Shows genuine interest in individual students progress, are approachable and available to provide support during the student journey.
Excellence in Developing Student Potential Award criteria
This award is open to all members of staff – academic and non-academic, who have demonstrably ‘gone the extra mile’ in supporting students to develop outside of the core curriculum. In 500-700 words please explain to the Panel what activity(s) the staff member supports and how their involvement has been instrumental in the students’ personal development. Your nomination should show examples of how they help to positively develop the all-round student experience or make a positive impact on the individual lives of students. Examples of student activities that they may have supported include:
- presenting the results of research or scholarly activity through published media
- preparing for and/or launching their own business
- successfully competing for external awards and recognition
- volunteering, fund raising or community engagement
- starting a society
- empowering students to overcome barriers to learning