Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Awards shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Awards. There were 250 award entries across the 11 categories.

Congratulations to the teams and individuals from all parts of the University, including the Centre for Teaching and Learning, who were shortlisted. 

Teams shortlisted in the three education categories

Support for Students Award

Recognising groups of colleagues who have supported students' development. 

  • Heritage Pathways: supporting student development through training and sector engagement – Humanities Division
  • Hertford Library: the heart of student support – Hertford College
  • Oxford SDG Impact Lab – Oxford Department of International Development
  • Promoting a 'value added' culture in an undergraduate programme – Regent's Park College
  • Somerville Skills Hub: delivering academic, wellbeing and careers support – Somerville College
  • Supporting disabled student inclusion through creation of accessible resources – Accessible Resources Unit, Bodleian Libraries
  • Tailored SpLD Support Pathway and Student Support Plans – Student Welfare and Support Services and Centre for Teaching and Learning

Innovative Teaching and Assessment Award 

Recognising groups of colleagues who have implemented new approaches to education at Oxford. 

  • Blocking Biochemistry: an innovative immersive approach to teaching and learning – Department of Biochemistry
  • First Augmented Reality Experience in MBA Course Worldwide – IT Services, Saïd Business School and Department of Computer Science
  • North Korea Crisis Simulation, Master of Public Policy – Blavatnik School of Government
  • A comprehensive self-directed online course in statistics for everyone – Nuffield Department of Population Health

Inclusive Teaching and Assessment Award 

Recognising groups of colleagues who have adopted approaches that make teaching more inclusive for different groups of students. 

  • Digital Synergy: Unleashing Dynamic and Inclusive Anatomy Education – Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
  • Diversification of Assessments in Sleep Medicine – Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
  • Diversifying the Curriculum in Biblical Studies at Oxford – Faculty of Theology and Religion
  • Training conservation scientists and practitioners from around the world – Department of Biology

 

 

I have seen first-hand that colleagues across Oxford are pushing back the boundaries of education. These awards recognise the commitment of our staff and students, and shine a light on the significant contributions to educational innovation and enhancement that is taking place across the University.

Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education

Awards background

This year, what was previously five separate groups of awards, including the Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards, became a University-wide celebration for staff across Oxford, with 11 categories in strategically important areas. 

Categories include three education and student awards:

  1. Support for Students Award: for groups of colleagues who have contributed to supporting students' development.
  2. Innovative Teaching and Assessment Award: for groups of colleagues who have implemented new approaches to education at Oxford.
  3. Inclusive Teaching and Assessment Award: for groups of colleagues who have adopted approaches that make teaching more inclusive for different groups of students.

Nominations closed on Monday 19 February.

If you would like to know more about the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards in 2020 and 2022, follow the links below:

 

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