Over 900 nominations for SLTAs

sltaNOMINATIONS close tomorrow for the fourth annual Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs). Through the awards process, students are given the opportunity to nominate staff, student representatives and departments for a total of 10 categories. Nominations are submitted online at www.abersu.co.uk/slta.

There have been over 900 nominations submitted thus far, compared to 427 last year, 200 the year before, and 100 in its first year. The most popular category so far this year is Outstanding Teaching, which has received 370 nominations.

The full list of categories are as follows:

– Outstanding Teaching Award
– Exceptional Contribution to University Life
– Support Staff of the Year
– Award for Excellence in Welsh-Medium Education
– Postgraduate Teacher Award
– New Staff Member of the Year
– Personal Tutor of the Year
– Supervisor of the Year
– Student Representative of the Year
– Department of the Year

Education Officer Grace Burton said that:

“I’m bowled over by the amount of nominations we’ve already had and I think we have one of the highest nomination rates of any University in the country. I’m really looking forward to reading the nominations, but there’s still all to play for right up until nominations close; one strong nomination could win your lecturer or staff member an Award and get you an invite to the exclusive Awards evening. I can’t wait!”

The nomination period closes tomorrow (20th March), when a combined judging panel of students and staff will decide on the winner and three runners-up. The ceremony will take place on the 24th April. Further details on the event can be found here.