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These awards formally recognise the excellent contributions to teaching and/or supervision made by individual members of Collegiate University and NHS staff within the Division.

This category of award is titular (unfunded).

Eligibility and Process

  1. Collegiate University and NHS staff involved in teaching and/or supervision of Oxford students within the Division are eligible for this category of award.
  2. Previous recipients of Excellent Teachers awards who reapply or are renominated under that category will automatically be considered for the award of a Divisional Commendation. This is because previous recipients of Excellent Teacher awards will not be eligible to receive a second Excellent Teacher award until they have accumulated 3 or more Commendations from the Division, over a period of 6 years.

  3. Previous recipients of Excellent Teacher awards can be considered for a Major Educator Award.
  4. Staff are advised to contact Aga Bush if they have queries about the assessment process for Excellent Teacher awards and Divisional Commendations.

How to Apply/Nominate

Previous Recipients

  • Professor Nicole Zitzmann (2012, Department of Biochemistry), for the consistently high quality supervision she provides to a significant number of DPhil students, and for her ability to recognise individual students' strengths and facilitate their development.
  • Dr Karla Miller and Dr Mark Jenkinson (2012, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences), for their contributions to making the FMRIB graduate course a well-recognised and respected course in the necessary technical aspects related to undertaking a DPhil, MSc or MD in neuroimaging based neuroscience.
  • Dr Pawel Swietach (2012, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics), in recognition of his high quality teaching, resulting in consistently excellent student feedback, and for the dedicated support he provides to Physiological Sciences students. 
  • Mr John Salmon (2011, Oxford Eye Hospital, NHS), for his contribution to both undergraduate and graduate clinical education in Ophthalmology over a number of years.