Say thank you to a member of staff who has made a difference to your Sussex experience by nominating them for an Education Award.

Nominate a member of staff for an award

You can recommend an inspiring academic or member of professional services staff for an Education Award.

This is your opportunity to get someone recognised for having a positive impact on your studies.

For example, you could put forward someone who has:

  • gone above and beyond to help you
  • inspired you with their creative approach to teaching
  • encouraged you to pursue your passion.

We want to hear about those outstanding people who make studying at Sussex a great experience.

About the awards

The Sussex Education Awards are a unique opportunity for you to say thank you to individual members of staff or teams, in your School or the wider University, who have had, or are having, a positive impact on your experience at Sussex.

A judging panel convened by Professor Kate O'Riordan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Students, and made up of staff and students, will decide the winners in each category. All nominated staff will be invited to an awards ceremony in April.

It’s quick and easy to nominate someone: just fill in our short nomination form giving the reasons for your nomination and why you think they should receive that award.

The awards

There are five awards. Four are open to all staff and the Teaching to Disrupt Award is for staff with a teaching role.

Teaching to Disrupt Award

This award recognises teaching staff who dare to be different in their approach to teaching. These are people who have inspired you to think critically or in an entrepreneurial way through their innovative and pioneering teaching.

World Readiness Award

This award recognises those who help prepare and empower you for life after graduation. This could be staff who create opportunities for you to apply your academic knowledge to social, community or business challenges, develop employability and entrepreneurial skills such as creative thinking and collaborative working, or engage with employers to explore your future options.

The Better World Award

This award is for staff who are actively engaged in efforts to make a positive impact in the local community – and wider world – in creative and entrepreneurial ways. In particular, it seeks to recognise where community engagement has been built into the curriculum.

Learning Together Award

This award celebrates collaborations between staff and students. It’s for staff who’ve helped you feel part of the teaching and learning experience. This might be working with staff on a research project or collaborating on redesigning the curriculum. In this category, you should nominate a team of staff and students who have worked together.

Inclusive Sussex Award

An award that encompasses our five core values of kindness, integrity, inclusion, collaboration and courage, within the context of teaching and learning at Sussex. Winners of this award will demonstrably put into practice at least one of these core values.

How to nominate

Nominations are open from Monday 29 January 2024 until Friday 8 March 2024. A ceremony will take place in April.


What’s next

The Education Awards ceremony will take place in April.

Previous winners and nominees

See the winners and shortlisted nominees for the 2023 Education Awards.

See the winners and shortlisted nominees for the 2022 Education Awards.

See the winners and shortlisted nominees for the 2021 Education Awards.