Nominations for Lord Dearing Awards 2022/23 are now open

September 26th, 2022

Running since 1999, the Lord Dearing Awards recognise and celebrate the world-class contribution to teaching and learning and the student experience made by university staff across campuses, job families, roles, and disciplines.

The scheme was personally supported by Lord Ronald Dearing, the fifth Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, and hundreds of individual members of staff and teams across the job families and campuses have received an award since 1999.

Staff (across job families) who have a direct link to the student experience impacting on some aspect of teaching, learning, and / or student outcomes are eligible to apply for up to two categories of Lord Dearing Award each year: Individual Award, Team Award, and / or Excellence in the Learning Environment Award for faculty Schools or Departments.

Staff and students can nominate an individual staff member or team for an award. Heads of School or Departments can nominate their School or Department for an Excellence in the Learning Environment award.

Please take a few minutes to submit a nomination.

Find out more about the Lord Dearing Awards including the nomination process and the subsequent application process undertaken by nominees who choose to accept a given nomination.

Nominations close Friday 18 November 2022 and awards will be conferred in the summer 2023.

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October 3rd, 2022 at 11:39 am

Jack Ridings

I would like to nominate Rui Miranda, Associate Professor in Lusophone Studies, Faculty of Arts for this award from the University of Nottingham. It was in my second year that I had Rui and it was for a Hispanic Studies module looking at the history of Latin America through text and literature.

The second year of university (2020-2021) was particularly hard for me during the height of the Covid lockdowns and general disruption to university. But, despite being virtual, Rui brought the module he taught to life. His method and style of teaching was fantastic and he would always take the time to stay on and answer any questions or queries we had. I remember staying on at the end of a seminar to talk through some of the points and we ended up having such an engaging discussion about British modern history and the history of global exploration.

Rui is an absolute credit to the department and to the university. I am very much looking forward to being taught by him this year for my final year.


Jack Ridings

October 5th, 2022 at 11:16 am

Cyrus M

Hi Jack – thanks for getting in touch. If you’d like to submit a nomination, please follow this link, which should take you to the submission form that you can fill out. Thanks.

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