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Students Encouraged to Nominate Teachers for the Teaching Hero Awards 2021

This winter, students have the opportunity to identify and celebrate those who have played an important role in their education.
Students have the opportunity to celebrate the teachers in their life.

What are the Teaching Hero Awards?

The Teaching Hero Awards are Ireland’s only national, student-led awards for all those who teach in higher education. The Awards are organised by the National Forum in collaboration with the Union of Students in Ireland and other students’ unions nationwide. The Teaching Hero Awards provide an opportunity for students across the country to recognise and celebrate outstanding teaching in our higher education institutions. This could be lecturers, tutors, lab assistants, technical staff, librarians, or supervisors!

How to Nominate

Teaching Heroes are nominated by individual students, who submit a short personal piece (150 words) that explains why that person is their ‘Teaching Hero’. Based on student nominations, all Teaching Heroes identified will receive national recognition. Nominations are open until December 22, and nominees will be identified in the Spring of 2021. While students can nominate any member of teaching staff that has taught them during their time in higher education, this year has been quite different, so there is an emphasis on individual teaching staff that has supported students in their adjustment to online and remote learning. 

All students are encouraged to fill out a nomination form in order to recognise the impact of transformative teaching on students’ lives.