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
  • Contact the Head of the Academic Skills Centre, Dr Lorraine Anderson, for more information.

Current winners 2018-19

Graeme Hutton Teresa Moran  

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)

Inclusive Practice Award Submission Form 2020

The closing date is 24 April 2020.

Current Joint Winners 2018-19


Careers Team 2019The 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.







Library & Learning Centre teamThe 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.




Previous Joint Winners 2017-18

The Academic Skills Centre (ASC) for the development of a set of online resources called Exam Bites to help all students, no matter what their location, with their preparations for exams. It is accessible 24/7 via the website so that students can access support at any time that suits them.

Dr Aliki Varvogli and Dr Anja Johansen for their work on the MLitt in Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation, which admits students from non-traditional or non-academic backgrounds and uses a range of mechanisms to support their transition to and integration into University study.