HEFi Teaching & Learning Awards

HEFi Teaching & Learning Awards celebrate teaching excellence in the context of our contemporary, research-intensive university. The HEFi Awards are peer-nominated, and the aim is to recognise academic and professional services colleagues who design, deliver and/or support exceptional student learning. 

Awards Winners With Certificates

Nominations for 2019/20 are now closed. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12th February 2020.

Up to five individuals (or small teams) will be shortlisted in each category. Everyone shortlisted will be invited to the HEFi Awards Dinner on 12th February 2020 where the winners in each category will be announced. Winners will receive £1,000 (or an equal share if the award is made to a team) to be used for professional development activity.

Learn more about the HEFi Awards categories for 2019/20, which are: 

The Award for Teaching Innovation

This award will be made to an individual or team who has demonstrated innovation in teaching that has had a sustained positive impact on student learning. The judges will be looking for innovation that has had a transformative effect on teaching and that has the potential to be transferable into other contexts.

The Award for Inclusive Education

This award will recognise an individual or team committed to developing an inclusive learning environment in which all students feel they belong, are respected, and can learn optimally. The judges will be looking for best practice in inclusive learning design and evidence of strategies for inclusive education that could be transferable into other contexts.

The Award for Educational Leadership

This award recognises the full range of educational leadership that exists in the University of Birmingham. It is an individual award, made to someone who has used their leadership skills to promote a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in our research-intensive context.  The judges will be looking for individuals who, in their own immediate context and beyond, have supported, guided and/or influenced others to have a positive impact on student learning.

The Award for Outstanding Support for Student Education

This award will be made to an individual or team who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to supporting students to learn and preparing them for their futures.  The judges will be looking for evidence of student-centred practice that supports students to develop the knowledge and skills they will need in future employment.

The Award for HEFi Teacher of the Year

This award celebrates the achievements of an outstanding colleague who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the provision of education at the University of Birmingham. The award winner will have a passion and drive for education that is recognised and respected by their peers and (where appropriate) students. The judges will be looking for evidence of teaching and leadership informed by engagement with research, impact on student learning, a commitment to reflection, collaboration and continuing professional development, and extensive influence that makes a notable difference to the provision of teaching and learning at the University of Birmingham.

 Please contact hefi@contacts.bham.ac.uk if you require any further information about these awards