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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.

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 Claire Smith, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Innovation, and made up of staff and students will decide the winners in each category. All nominated staff will be invited to an online awards ceremony on Thursday 17 June 2021 when the winners will be announced.

The awards

There are six awards, five 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.

This year there is a special award category for staff who are supporting your education, learning and health during the pandemic; The Extra Mile Award.

The Extra Mile Award: This award is for staff who have gone above and beyond in their duties to support your learning, development or mental and physical health during the Covid-19 pandemic. This may be through developing innovative digital solutions to stay connected to you, by providing additional services to keep you safe, or by using existing technologies in new and exciting ways to enhance remote and blended learning.

Nominations for The Education Awards are closed. The shortlists will be announced shortly.