The Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 29 September at Worcester College and honoured individuals and teams who make a marked impact on enhancing the student learning experience and whose transformative and inclusive methods inspire students to learn.
The winning projects were:
- Innovating live streamed multisensory object based online workshops for schools during and post pandemic - GLAM, Ashmolean
- Making virtual a reality: achieving educational excellence through the use of virtual reality in a medical school curriculum - OxSTaR, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Medical Sciences Division
- Opportunity Oxford
- The Lab Med app: a model for producing novel student-centric learning resources - St John's College/ Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, Medical Sciences Division
- The Oxford Character Project - Faculty of Theology and Religion, Humanities Division
- Working it out: Empowering students through collaborative problem-solving - Corpus Christi College
Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice Chancellor Education, who was on the judging panel, said:
It has been my pleasure to celebrate our colleagues who have created dynamic initiatives that support educational excellence at Oxford. It’s hard to overstate the positive impact of educational innovation on our students and I am privileged in my role as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education to witness that impact first-hand.
Dr Jane Pritchard, Head of Educational Development, Centre for Teaching and Learning, said:
It’s been great to be involved in this year's Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards. To see the standard of innovation that is happening across the collegiate University has been inspiring. We had excellent submissions, and I did not envy the judging panel who had to choose just six winners from more than 40 applications.
You can find out more about the nominations and watch videos of all the winners and also those shortlisted
The Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards are biennial, and the next Awards will be held in 2024. Vice-Chancellor Awards are currently also presented in the areas of innovation and engagement, diversity, and environmental sustainability.
The University of Oxford is committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and assessment, and to providing all students with an equal opportunity to thrive academically. The VC’s Education Awards are run by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) which supports the academic development of teaching at Oxford by: advising on course and curriculum design, enabling the adoption of new technology and digital resources and assisting in piloting new teaching methodology.
The CTL promotes a range of flexible and inclusive teaching practices, and provides programmes, guidance and other services. You can sign up to their monthly newsletter to find out more. For further information, email the CTL team: email@example.com.