We value high quality teaching as part of our mission and strategy. We recognise and reward excellent teaching by supporting awards at School and Institutional level.

The Chancellor’s Award and the Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice take into account the developing School Good Practice Awards and the Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs).

These two awards complement discipline-specific awards, such as the FaME (Faculty of Medical Educators) and the DUSA-organised Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), where teachers are nominated by their students based on what has best supported their learning over the year.

Chancellor’s Award

This award aims to acknowledge and reward senior teachers for outstanding achievement in contributions to teaching with us over a significant period of time. Winners will also have demonstrated effective leadership in teaching and mentorship of new teachers. They will have made significant contributions to the development and promotion of excellence in teaching within their respective discipline and/or the wider University. Up to four awards are made each academic year.

  • Each School is invited to nominate one individual each year; closing date for 2020 nominations was 1 December 2020
  • Contact the Head of the Academic Skills Centre, Dr Lorraine Anderson, for more information.

Current Winners 2019-20

Dr Joan Cameron, Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Quality & Academic Standards), School of Health Sciences

Dr Cameron has been recognised for the substantive impact on student learning she has made through her work on curriculum design and approval, which has reshaped the portfolio of the School of Health Sciences, and in particular the educational provision of pre-registration nursing. As well as emulating the values of the University in all aspects of her practice, Dr Cameron's advanced skills and knowledge are also recognised as having been invaluable for the School as it has grown internationally. This work is underpinned by the high esteem in which Dr Cameron is held nationally and internationally for her expertise and award-winning scholarly practice in the discipline of Midwifery.

Dr Paul Felts, Senior Lecturer, CAHID, School of Science & Engineering

Dr Paul FeltsDr Felts has been recognised for the substantive impact he has made on student learning at the University of Dundee, and internationally. This has included his collaborative project work to introduce the ‘Virtual Microscope’ in the teaching of histology, a resource which is acknowledged as having transformed the teaching worldwide of microanatomy. Dr Felts' expertise has involved him in teaching and supporting student learning in five Schools across the University, and his excellence  in teaching and passion for his subject has been regularly recognised over the years from both his peers and his students through a range of teaching awards.


Winners 2018-19

Professor Graeme Hutton, School of Social Sciences

Professor Teresa Moran, School of Education & Social Work

Arthur Watson, School of Art & Design

Winners 2017-18

Janice Aitken, School of Art & Design

Professor Stuart Cross, School of Social Sciences

John Lee, School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Professor John Peters, School of Life Sciences

Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice

This Award is open to both teaching staff and those based in central services. It takes the form of a £1,000 practice development fund and recognises teaching or service delivery which removes barriers and promotes inclusion. Open to Schools and Directorates, the award encourages and supports developing good inclusive practice.

Submissions can be made for a proposal and examples of a fully formed practice.

There are two key areas for this award:

  • teaching
  • service provision

With a choice of one optional category from the following list:

  • curriculum design
  • technology enhanced learning
  • improving the built environment
  • other (provide description)

Deadline for submission is 23 April 2021.

Honorary Graduates' Award for Inclusive Practice Submission Form 2020-21

Current Joint Winners 2019-2020

Lauren ChristieLauren Christie, a tutor in both the School of Humanities and the Academic Skills Centre, was recognised for her work in the bibiotherapeutic use of children's literature. This is a new initiative which aims to address escalating levels of mental health concerns by promoting open and honest discussion through the delivery of dedicated lessons in children’s literature. These lessons are conducted in the form of outreach workshops to local schools, and 10-credit modules and community classes for the University of Dundee.

Lauren says "Through focusing on this brand-new subject, it is my goal to help inspire passion and to help promote positive and honest discussion about mental health and literature. Furthermore, I strive to instil a sense of achievability to individuals that have faced discrimination or challenges surrounding their academic grades, time spent outwith education, mature students, visible or invisible disabilities and also those in areas of deprivation. All of the aforementioned challenges can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health; it is my goal to address this through a format that all students have thus far been able to relate to and engage with."

 For more information on this initiative, contact Lauren Christie
The CreateSpace Staff and Student Team from the Library and Learning Centre was honoured for establishing this new facility in the LLC to help all students try something creative, learn a new skill or simply take a break from their academic work. As well as acknowledging the pedagogic aspects of creativity in the curriculum, the CreateSpace has become a place for students to share knowledge and think about new hobbies, and is therefore also focusing on student wellbeing.
One of the Staff Team, Scott McGregor says, "Allowing all students free access to the space during the library’s long opening hours has also meant that not only can students learn and share new skills, but they can also use the space to help with wellbeing, and balancing the academic work in their lives. Building on this sense of empowerment we have created a student team who help other students and have the advantage of being peers."
The Staff Team consists of: Theresa Sandeman, Marie Durcan, Ed Delaney, and Shirley Harrison, Richard Parsons (LLC Director), Scott McGregor, Claire Pollock, and Shona Mason (School of Dentistry). The Student Team consists of: Desmond Manangazira, Ammara Irshad, Aimee Finlay, Renata Jeny, Ranya Al Ghazi, Elisabeth Taylor and Pilar Duque Paez.
For more information on the CreateSpace and activities (currently suspended due to COVID-19), contact Scott McGregor
CreateSpace Staff Team CreateSpace student team  Knitting Workshop 
 CreateSpace Staff Team  CreateSpace Student Team  Knittting Group in CreateSpace

Previous Joint Winners 2018-19

The Careers Service was recognised for offering quality micro-placements to provide equality of opportunity for students, especially those from non-traditional backgrounds who may not have the contacts or confidence to make this experience possible. 

‌The Library and Learning Centre team was honoured for creating a new Leisure Reading Collection in the Broughty Ferry Beach Club area of the Main Library with the aim of supporting student integration, attainment, well-being, and stress reduction.