HEFi Awards for Educational Enhancement and Innovation

The HEFi Awards for Educational Enhancement and Innovation are to reward and recognise staff from across the University who provide, and contribute to, an inspirational student experience. They raise the profile of such activity throughout the University, through the nominations and award-giving process. The awards are complementary to the VC/Guild of students Outstanding Teaching Awards.  All staff, academic and professional, are eligible for nomination.

HEFi is delighted to announce the winners and highly commended for the 2017/18 awards:

Educational Innovation

Winner: Libby Finan – Student Experience Team,  CAL  
WinnerNick Kettridge – School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences,  LES   
Winner: Fay Julal – School of Psychology,  LES
Winner: Ian Jefferson,  Edward Tarte, Michael Burrow, Aziza Mahomed – School of Engineering,  EPS   
Highly commended: Andreas Freise – School of Physics and Astronomy,  EPS   

Educational Leadership

Winner: Elaine FultonSchool of History and Cultures,  CAL  
Winner: Natalie Rowley – School of Chemistry,  EPS  
Winner: Celia Greenway – School of Education,  CoSS  
Highly commended: Tzany Kokalova-Wheldon – School of Physics and Astronomy,  EPS 
Highly commended: Holly Foss – School of LCAHM, CAL  

Research-intensive learning and teaching

Winner: Amelia Swift – School of Nursing,  MDS  
Winner: Dominique Moran – School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences,  LES  
Highly commended: Anke Buttner – School of Psychology,  LES  
Highly commended: Roisin Madigan and Mary Blanchard - School of Biosciences, LES 

Supporting student learning

Winner: Clare Ray – Institute of Clinical Sciences, MDS 
Winner: Gemma Tandy – Careers Network, AS 
Highly commended: CAL Welfare Team: Adrian Powney, Iain Cormack, Sonia Suman, Libby Proctor, Kate Hands-Harvey, Dee Partridge, Jo Elkington, Penny Hewlett - Various Schools,  CAL 

The winner of each award will receive £1,000 (or an equal share, if the award is made to a team). There will be a celebratory awards event held on February 8th 2018, to which all the winners are invited.

Learn more about the themes, which recognise the range of education-related activity: 

Educational innovation

This award recognises those individuals or teams who have demonstrated innovation in curriculum design, assessment and feedback methods or use of learning technologies and development of digital literacies.

Educational leadership

This award recognises those individuals or teams who demonstrate a commitment to embedding the enhancement of educational practice and innovation within their own discipline and beyond (e.g. in a School/Department, College or at University level).

Supporting student learning

Excellence in this category can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including supporting a diverse range of learning needs, embedding inclusive practice and taking a student-centred approach.

Research-intensive learning and teaching

The winner(s) of this award will be individuals or teams whose teaching is informed by engagement with research and whose research is informed by engagement with teaching, providing students with an opportunity to become part of an intellectually stretching, research-rich, multi-disciplinary learning community.


Awards Guidelines 2017-18 (PDF-305KB)

HEFi Awards for Educational Enhancement and Innovation - Nomination Form (Word-47KB)