The Education Awards

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

As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, 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 Kelly Coate, 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 June.

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 of which are open to all staff and one that is solely for staff with a teaching role (Teaching to Disrupt Award).

Sussex Spirit Award: This award is for people who demonstrate our five core values of kindness, integrity, inclusion, collaboration and courage. This could be a staff member who has gone out of their way to help you or others, or who always tries to work collaboratively with their students or other members of staff.

Transformative Technology Award: This award is for staff who use technology in interesting and innovative ways to enhance the learning experience. This could include using or developing leading-edge technologies or using familiar technologies in an innovative or exciting way.

The Better World Award: This award will recognise staff who are having a positive impact in our local community and beyond in creative and entrepreneurial ways. In particular, this award seeks to recognise where community engagement has been built into the curriculum.

Learning Together Award: This award is for staff who have worked with students to help them feel part of the teaching and learning experience. This might be where students have worked with staff on a research project or collaborated on redesigning the curriculum. In this category you should nominate a team made up of staff and students who have worked together.

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 students to think critically or in an entrepreneurial way through their innovative and pioneering teaching.

How to nominate

Nominations are now closed.



What’s next

The Education Awards ceremony will take place in June.

Last year’s winners and nominees

See the winners and nominees for the 2021 Education Awards.