Awards Overview

There are six categories for the Educational Excellence Awards:


Early Career Educator

The Early Career Educator Award is awarded to individuals who have been teaching/supporting learning in HE for four years or less and can demonstrate an outstanding contribution to learning, teaching and/or assessment practice within the University.


Applicants should have achieved FHEA at the time of making their application.


Excellence in Learner Support

The Excellence in Learner Support Award is awarded to individuals who have a track record of supporting learning in HE and can demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the student learning experience at Ulster University. Any member of staff who supports learning in a professional service or technician role is eligible.


Applicants should have achieved AFHEA, or another category of HEA fellowship, at the time of making their application.


Professional Practice Innovation

The Professional Practice Innovation Award is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an approach that has had excellent impact on the student learning experience at Ulster University. Any member of staff who teaches or supports learning at Ulster University is eligible.

Applicants should have achieved AFHEA, or another category of HEA fellowship, at the time of making their application.


Sustained Educational Excellence

The Sustained Educational Excellence Award is awarded to individuals who have been teaching/supporting learning in HE for more than four years and can demonstrate a sustained body of outstanding practices that have impacted significantly on students and influenced the practice of peers within the University.

Applicants should have achieved SFHEA at the time of making their application.


Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership Award is awarded to individuals who have been involved with teaching/supporting learning in HE for more than four years and can demonstrate a sustained body of outstanding, purposeful leadership in L&T that has impacted significantly on L&T practices and/or policy at Ulster leading to transformative outcomes.


Applicants should have achieved SFHEA at the time of making their application.


Collaborative Excellence

The Collaborative Excellence Award is awarded to teams who have a track record of supporting learning in HE and can demonstrate a team-based initiative that has led to positive impact on L&T.
All team leads, and normally all team members, should have achieved AFHEA, or another category of HEA fellowship, at the time of making their application.



Deadline for Submissions AY20/21:

September 1st 2021 at noon

For any other enquiries please contact the Awards Manager Dr Sarah Floyd s.floyd@ulster.ac.uk