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St George’s Awards and Principal’s Prizes for Education Excellence 2022

These Awards and Prizes are designed to recognise and celebrate at institutional level the contributions made by individuals and teams to the enhancement of students’ educational experience at St George’s. They recognise excellence and endeavour in all the dimensions of education, from teaching and course design to learner support, supervision and resources development. They are intended to encourage enquiring, reflective and evidence-informed approaches to educational excellence, including a commitment to inclusive practice.

The Collaborative Awards acknowledge the fact that achieving positive educational change and outcomes are often the result of collaborative effort. Collaborations can involve people - including students - from different areas of the university, with different roles, working  together actively to enhance students’ educational experience.

Awards: Up to 10 awards will be made across St George’s: the four Institutes – Molecular and Clinical Sciences, Infection and Immunology, Population Health, and Medical and Biomedical Education, the Centre for Allied Health and others who teach and support St George’s students within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and within Professional Services.

Please note: Previous award-winners are not eligible to make a fresh application within three years of winning the award (so a 2019-20 winner can not reapply until 2022-23). However, previous Individual Award winners can apply as part of a team for a collaborative award, or members of a previous award-winning collaborative team can apply as individuals.

St George’s Individual Award winners will receive £200

St George’s Collaborative Award winners will receive up to £1000 (depending on the size of team).

NB Payments are made via payroll and are subject to deductions.

Prizes:  From the Award winners, where there is exceptional contribution to excellence and enhancement and strong potential for transferability and wider impact, Principal’s Prizes mayalso be awarded. Principal’s Prizes will be an additional £200 for individuals and £500 for teams.

Award and Prize money should be used for educational development and research activity. 

Case studies: Winners of Awards and Prizes will be expected to contribute a case study on their award-winning practice that will be made available to the wider St George’s community.

Eligibility: All staff - academic and professional services, part- or full-time - are eligible to apply, as individuals or as part of a collaborative team. Applications should be on the basis of self-nomination, or a nomination or nominations from a fellow staff member, student or student group.

Awards Criteria: Awards are made on the basis of demonstrating that the nominated individual or collaborative team:

· Enables meaningful student engagement in their educational experience to inspire and motivate students and support student achievement

· Demonstrates a real impact on the student educational experience

· Demonstrates inclusive practice by considering issues of equity, diversity and exclusion and acting on this to create an inclusive environment for all students in their context

· Demonstrates effective collaboration (For Collaborative Award Only) by using strategies for effective collaboration


Nominations, including self-nominations, can be by staff or students. They should be made using this form:

Nomination Form 2022

Once the form has been filled out, please email it to by 5pm on Wednesday 11th May.

When making a nomination, nominators should consider the award criteria above, and if possible provide evidence for one or more of these.

Nominations are sent to nominees who then decide whether to make an application for an Award.


Applications should be made by the individual or collaborative team using the forms that are downloadable from this page:

Individual Award Application

Collaborative Award Application

The application should provide evidence of the stated awards criteria, the full scoring rubric for which can be accessed here:

Awards Criteria Rubric

The application also requires:

  • A statement of support from the Head of the relevant Institute, Faculty or Directorate
  • The names of up to three students who may be asked to endorse the work described in the application.

Please note that, where relevant, SOLTS data is considered by the judging panel making the awards. Applicants are encouraged to make reference to relevant SOLTS or other evaluative data within their application.

Applications should be submitted to: no later than 5pm on Monday 6 June 2022.

If you have any questions please contact:  


Award decisions are based on the awards criteria rubric  and are made by a panel chaired by the Deputy Principal (Education). The panel includes: Dean for Students, Associate Director of Information Services (Library and Learning Services), Associate Dean for Access and Participation, Associate Dean for Student Experience,  FHSCE Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Head of Centre for Innovation and Development in Education, Head of Centre for Technology in Education, Director of PgCert Healthcare and Biomedical Education.


Award winners 2021

Education Excellence Awards
  • Anatomy Education: Georga Longhurst
  • Developing an online placement in Psychiatry: Isabel Mark
  • Online education design in Diagnostic Radiography: Michael Dean
  • Supportive leadership of the medical programmes teamHannah Cock
  •  Interactive teaching in Psychiatry: Charlotte Turner
  •  Attention to accessibility and student well-being in the Therapeutic Radiography programme: Lauren Fantham
  •  Active learning in statistics and epidemiology education: Alicja Rudnicka
  •  Active learning design: Iain Greenwood


  •  Strategic leadership and support for online education: CTiE 
  •  Curriculum innovation, for the module 'Finding a Leg to Stand on': Deborah Padfield and Annie Bartlett
  •  Curriculum design, for the MSc Translational Medicine module 'Clinical Trials': Sile Molloy, Louise Hill and Jack Adams
  •  Innovation, creativity and evaluation in Clinical Communications teaching: Clinical Communication Teams (MBBS)
  •  Online small group teaching: PBL tutors
  •  Values-based and inclusive approach to admissions: Admissions
Principal Prize
Two Principal Prizes were awarded: one to Georga Longhurst for her work in Anatomy Education and one to the CTiE team for Strategic Leadership and Support for Online Education.

 Award winners 2020

Education Excellence Awards
  • Student-centred Teaching and Welfare: Professor Anthony Albert, Institute of Molecular & Clinical Sciences
  • Research-inspired Teaching and Learning: Dr Alexis Bailey, Centre for Biomedical Science in IMBE
  • Leadership and Innovation in Assessment: Dr James Buckley, Centre for Biomedical Education in IMBE
  • Careers Development Education: Dr Androulla Elia, Centre for Biomedical Education in IMBE
  • Programme Leadership: Julie Hendry, Department of Radiography, FHSCE
  • Assessment Innovation and Enhancement: Andrew Hitchings, Centre for Clinical Education in IMBE
  • Clinical Teaching and Simulation in Paramedic Science: David Parr, Department of Paramedic Science, FHSCE
  • Leadership of the Student Voice: Beth Ward, Vice-President for Education and Welfare, Student Union
  • Collaborative Programme Design and Innovation: Clinical Pharmacology development team — Professors Emma Baker and Iain Greenwood, Bryony Williams (CTiE), Errol Lobo, and Drs Mark Preece, Jennifer Stott, Dagan Lonsdale, Christopher Threapleton, Catrin Page, and Moyo Kuku
  • Curriculum Design, for the module “Primary Care: Complexity and Diversity”: Drs Emma Metters and Nicola Buxton, Centre for Clinical Education in IMBE


Principal's Prize

Two Principal’s Prizes were awarded: one to Dr James Buckley, for Outstanding Contribution to Education, and the other for Staff-Student Partnership in Inclusive Teaching and Learning to a Centre for Clinical Education team: Shehla Baig, Pedro Elston, Margot Turner, Peter Tamony, and Robert Nagaj, together with students Adrian Crawford, Malone Mukwende, Jonathan Tugbobo,  Valentina Abi Osman, Bankolu Alo and Caspian Priest for their collaborative work across two inclusive curriculum projects.


St George’s nominations for Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) and Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

NTF and CATE are highly competitive prestigious external awards made annually by Advance HE that recognise excellence in education and the learner experience as well as impact beyond the immediate academic or professional area. 

We were delighted that one of our last year’s nominees, Professor Kate Tatton-Brown, was successful in achieving the award of National Teaching Fellow [] 





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