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HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year

Applications now open!

The Royal Society of Biology, Oxford University Press, and Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) are on the hunt for the 2018 Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year.

Don't miss out!

Make sure to submit your applications or nominations before Wednesday 25 October to be considered for the 2018 award

Do you know a lecturer who:

  • Displays excellence in designing approaches to teaching that promote student learning and achievement
  • Undertakes scholarly and professional developmental to enhance the learning of their students
  • Supports colleagues and influences bioscience student learning beyond their own department and institution
  • Exhibits innovation in relation to teaching that improves practices and enhances student learning

If so, we want to hear about them.

How to apply/nominate

The competition is open to all employed bioscience teachers in the UK HE sector.

Individuals can enter Round 1 by being nominated, either by themselves or a colleague, using our Application Form by 25 October 2017.

Students can also now suggest candidates for the Award by using our Student Suggestion Form.

Why not also advertise the Award at your university with our 2018 poster?

Applicants who are selected to progress to Round 2 will be required to complete a case study, present this in person and complete an interview with the judging panel.

For further details including guidance documents and contact information, visit the Royal Society of Biology website.

Prizes

The winner receives the Ed Wood Memorial Prize of £1,000 to spend as they wish; one year's subscription to an OUP journal of their choice; and one year's free Membership of the Royal Society of Biology at the appropriate grade (MRSB or FRSB). The remaining finalists all receive a £150 prize for their case study, and one year's free Membership/Fellowship to the Royal Society of Biology.

All shortlisted candidates receive a free place at the Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) Spring Meeting and have their application fee waivered for the Chartered Science Teacher Register.

The Ed Wood Memorial Prize is named in honour of Professor Edward J Wood, who established and became the first director of the Learning and Teaching Support Network for Bioscience, subsequently the UK Centre for Bioscience, and who dedicated himself to the promotion of biochemistry and molecular biology education.

About the Award

Launched in 2009, the award is managed by the Royal Society of Biology, and supported by Oxford University Press and Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS). The Award seeks to identify the UK's leading bioscience higher education teachers, recognizing the invaluable role they play in educating and inspiring the next generation of biologists.

The prize rewards lecturers who:

  • Display excellence in designing approaches to teaching that promote student learning and achievement
  • Undertake scholarly and professional developmental to enhance the learning of their students
  • Support colleagues and influences bioscience student learning beyond their own department and institution
  • Exhibit innovation in relation to teaching that improves practices and enhances student learning

The winner receives:

  • the Ed Wood Memorial Prize of £1,000 to spend as they wish
  • one year's subscription to an OUP journal of their choice
  • one year's free Membership of the Royal Society of Biology
  • a free place at the Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) Spring Meeting

Learn more at the Royal Society of Biology website.

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