Distinguished Education Excellence Awards

About the Distinguished Education Excellence Awards

These awards were first introduced in Academic Year 2017-18 and replace the previous Distinguished Learning and Teaching Support Fellowship Awards.

The purpose of the Distinguished Education Excellence Awards is to recognise, reward and celebrate colleagues who demonstrate teaching and learner support excellence and to create a proactive learning community within Ulster where excellent practice can influence wider enhancement.

The Award Recipients will have demonstrated excellence directly related to Ulster learning and teaching priorities. Details for the Distinguished Education Excellence Awards in 2022 are available by clicking on each Award category below. You will also be able to find out more about previous Award Winners for each category.

The deadline for submission this year is noon on October 10th, 2022.

Applications will be submitted on BBL, all Ulster staff have access to the Distinguished Education Excellence Awards BBL Area where the Award Template and submission drop box for each Award category can be found. You will find this in the  'Staff Development and Mandatory  Training Courses' section.

To support you further Awards Briefings (online) will run on:

You can book on Awards Briefings here

Online Writing Retreats will also take place where you can seek advice as you develop your application:

You can book online writing retreats here

For further information please contact Dr Sarah Floyd: s.floyd@ulster.ac.uk

Further Information

Early Career Educator Award

The Early Career Educator Award is awarded to individuals who have been teaching/supporting learning in...

Distinguished Learner Support Excellence Fellowship

The Distinguished Learner Support Excellence Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have a track record...

Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship

The Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have been teaching/supporting learning in...

Senior Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship

The Senior Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have been teaching/supporting learning...

Distinguished Collaborative Education Excellence Fellowship

The Distinguished Collaborative Education Excellence Fellowship is awarded to teams who have a track record...

Professional Practice Commendation

The Professional Practice Innovation Commendation is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an approach that...

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Early Career Educator Award

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.

Distinguished Learner Support Excellence Fellowship

The Distinguished Learner Support Excellence Fellowship 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.

Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship

The Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship 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.

Senior Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship

The Senior Distinguished Education Excellence Fellowship 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 and leadership that have impacted significantly on students and influenced the practice of peers within the University and the sector.

Distinguished Collaborative Education Excellence Fellowship

The Distinguished Collaborative Education Excellence Fellowship is awarded to teams who have a track record of supporting learning in HE and can demonstrate a team-based initiative that demonstrates highly effective problem solving or innovation that benefited from the team approach and has led to positive impact on L&T.

Professional Practice Commendation

The Professional Practice Innovation Commendation is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an approach that has had excellent impact on the student learning experience at Ulster University.