Making an Application for a Learning and Teaching Award

Any eligible staff member may submit an application for an award. It is an excellent idea to stage the progression of award applications by, for example, applying first for a faculty award, then for a University award and then for a national award offered by the Office for Learning and Teaching.


To support the development of teaching award applications, the ITL runs workshops for intending applicants for Vice Chancellor's Awards or the Office for Learning and Teaching Citations and Awards. The focus is on drafting applications and giving and receiving feedback with the aims of meeting the criteria for the awards and presenting professional applications. The application process can also foster collegial support and critique and conversations about teaching.

The emphasis in the workshops will be on providing information about making a successful application and assisting with questions about preparing an application. The website resources have been provided as an alternative to the workshops for those who find it difficult to attend or prefer to work independently but most successful applicants have benefitted from attending one or more workshops. The application processes for the teaching awards and grants are managed by the ITL. For academic support attend the workshops organised by ITL and download the resources. If you wish for individual assistance with your application from the ITL it is expected you will first have attended an ITL workshop.The ITL contact for academic support is Alison Kuiper. For administrative enquiries email the ITL.

Register here for the workshops

While the workshops are focused on either the VC or OLT awards, because the criteria for the sets of awards are the same or related, if you cannot attend the relevant workshop you may wish to attend a related one. The criteria are the same for the OLT Teaching Excellence Awards and for the Vice Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Teaching.

All the workshops in the series for the 2015 Vice Chancellor's  Awards and OLT Awards and Citations have now been held.