UNSW has a national and international reputation for outstanding educators. Each year the University celebrates the outstanding achievements of its highly dedicated teachers through the UNSW Awards for Teaching Excellence.
The aim of the awards is to recognise people who have made contributions to student learning and/or the student experience. Universities are about learning but also about maturing and developing within a respectful community, so contributions to enhancing the community and the general experience of students are also recognised.
The three award categories are below:
UNSW Awards for teaching Excellence
The list of past Award Recipients and Guidelines for Nomination are available on the UNSW: Human Resources website. For more information contact David Gleeson (Human Resources) via email firstname.lastname@example.org. This page on How to present a case for excellence in teaching may also assist.
UNSW Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision
The VCATE award recognises and encourages sustained excellence in postgraduate research supervision. Up to two awards are allocated each year. Further information is available on the UNSW Research website.
Individual Faculties at UNSW also recognise excellence in learning and teaching through a variety of Faculty-based teaching award programs. Please refer to your Faculty for more details.
The University recognises and rewards staff who have demonstrated excellence in their performance through either sustained outstanding performance or a single one-off exceptional success which has delivered an outstanding contribution throughout the year. Information about these awards is available through People and Culture Development Unit via the myUNSW portal.