Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards 2020

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New for 2020, the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards celebrate high-quality education across the collegiate University - recognising new and innovative approaches to teaching, and the steps being taken to further students' educational experience at Oxford.

Entries are open to teams involved in teaching and supporting education at Oxford - including all those who teach, as well as professional services and support staff, graduate students, and early-career academics.



Winners will be announced at the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards Ceremony at Pembroke College on Wednesday 10 June hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education, with the Vice-Chancellor in attendance. The work of teaching award winners from across the University's academic divisions will also be showcased at the event.

I have seen first-hand that colleagues across Oxford are pushing back the boundaries of education. These awards recognise the commitment of our staff and students, and shine a light on the significant contributions to educational innovation and enhancement that is taking place across the University.

- Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education

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We welcome entries that demonstrate collaboration and excellence in the following areas;

  • Education innovation (introducing new approaches to teaching)
  • Education enhancement (improving the educational experience)

To make an application, please complete the entry form and send it to

The deadline for entries is 2pm (GMT) Wednesday 18 March 2020.

Projects or work eligible include all forms of education including outreach; undergraduate and graduate taught degrees; research degrees; programmes for matriculated and non-matriculated students; college initiatives; skills and development training, etc.

We welcome applications from all parts of the collegiate University. Please note entries must be completed and submitted by the team which undertook the work/project. If you know of a team which deserves an award, please encourage them to enter.

All submissions will be acknowledged with an email receipt. Late submissions will not be included in the judging process.

Entries which exceed any of the section word limits by more than 10% will be judged to be overlong and will not be included in the judging process.

The judging panel will review each entry against the two criteria set in the entry form:

  • the value and impact of the project
  • and collaborative working within Oxford.

The panel will normally consist of the PVC Education; an education representative from each division; an education representative from the Department for Continuing Education; and the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. In exceptional circumstances a member of a panel may nominate another substitute with appropriate expertise and standing.

The judging panel will offer feedback on all unsuccessful nominations.

Please note that the decision of the judging panel is final.

The lead contact for a winning team/group will be notified of the outcome of the judging panel by Wednesday 8 April 2020.

Award winners will be invited to receive their award at the Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards, Pembroke College, 5-7pm on Wednesday 10 June 2020. Nominating teams should ensure that they have reserved this date in their diaries and that at least one member of the team will be able to be present at the ceremony. Award winners will be expected to give a five-minute overview of their work at the ceremony.

Apply now

Please submit this form at The deadline for applications is 2pm (GMT) Wednesday 18 March 2020.


Alternatively, download the entry form as a word document.



Thinking about applying to the Education Awards? You can get in touch with informal enquiries at

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