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HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year

The Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award seeks to identify the UK's leading bioscience higher education (HE) teachers, recognising the invaluable role they play in educating and inspiring the next generation of biologists.

The Award rewards lecturers who:

  • Display individual excellence through the design and development of approaches to teaching that have proven successful in promoting bioscience student learning and achievement
  • Undertake scholarly and professional developmental activities that actively influence and enhance the learning of their students
  • Support colleagues and influence bioscience student learning beyond their own department and institution
  • Exhibit innovation in relation to teaching that has proven to improve teaching practices and enhance student learning

Previous finalist case studies are available to read online.

Why not advertise the Award at your university with our 2019 poster?

How to apply

Please view the Guidance Document for full information and if you have any questions regarding the award process, please contact Eleanor Kirby-Green at the Royal Society of Biology.

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 24 October 2018.

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 2019 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.

 

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 winner receives:

  • the Ed Wood Memorial Prize of £1,000 to spend as they wish
  • £250 worth of OUP books 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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