Economics Network Teaching Awards 2019

The Economics Network is seeking nominations for its teaching awards for staff teaching Economics in UK universities. This year, there are two categories, explained below. The award presentations will be made in September during the DEE Conference at the University of Warwick.

For details of past winners, see the Awards index.

Award for outstanding contributions to economics education

This winner of this award will demonstrate a sustained and outstanding contribution to economics education beyond their own teaching.

The judging panel will be looking for individuals who possess the following qualities:

  • a positive impact on the economics teaching community;
  • a demonstrable impact on students’ learning and interest in economics

This is likely to be demonstrated on the basis of a number of activities — examples are:

  • establishing innovative new programmes;
  • research and publications;
  • use and sharing of innovative teaching methods;
  • support and mentoring of others.

Nominations must include a supporting statement of no more than 600 words each and should explicitly show how the individual meets the criteria for the award. Self-nominations are welcome, but must include a statement from an identified colleague, whom the panel may contact for further information. The panel will favour applications which clearly demonstrate how the individual’s contribution is exceptional and those which give detailed examples and/or evidence.

Use this form to make a nomination online. The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday 5 July 2019.

Best new lecturer award (up to 4 years in post)

The winner of this award will be in the first four years of a teaching post and should show promise of a significant contribution to economics education.

The judging panel will be looking for individuals who:

  • inspire and encourage students’ interest in economics;
  • challenge and motivate students towards academic excellence;
  • engage and disseminate their work to the economics community both within and outside their institution.

This is likely to be demonstrated on the basis of a number of activities — examples are:

  • designing a module in an interesting way;
  • innovative use of technology in teaching;
  • inspiring students and/or colleagues;
  • sharing methods and examples through workshops, conferences, research.

Nominations must include a supporting statement of no more than 600 words each and should explicitly show how the individual meets the criteria for the award. Self-nominations are welcome, but must include a statement from an identified colleague, whom the panel may contact for further information. The panel will favour applications which clearly demonstrate how the individual’s contribution is exceptional and those which give detailed examples and/or evidence.

Use this form to make a nomination online. The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday 5 July 2019.