The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the Union of Students in Ireland are delighted to advise you that you have been nominated as a Teaching Hero as part of the 2020 student-led Teaching Hero awards.
The Awards are organised by the National Forum in collaboration with the Union of Students in Ireland and other students’ unions nationwide and provide an opportunity for students across the country to recognise and celebrate outstanding teaching in our higher education institutions.
This year students were as asked to describe why their nominees deserved recognition as an innovative or inspiring teacher: Tell us about your higher education Teaching Hero in 150 words or less. Don’t just tell us that your Teaching Hero was great... tell us why. Nominations that only say ‘He/She/They was great!’ don’t give us enough information about your Teaching Hero.
The term ‘teacher in higher education’ is inclusive of a range of roles: lecturing staff, tutors, supervisors, technicians, librarians and any who are involved in teaching students across the sector.
Over 2500 nominations across 32 higher education institutions were submitted.
Given the challenges faced by both students and all those who teach this year we feel it is important that all Teaching Hero nominees who wish to accept their nomination will be duly recognised.The announcement of the 2020 Teaching Hero awardees will take place on 29 April 2021 as an integral part of the Union of Students in Ireland’s, Student Achievement Awards Ireland (SAAI), which will be livestreamed on social media. Post- event, all Teaching Heroes who have accepted their nomination will receive a Teaching Hero award scroll and digital badge in recognition of their achievement.
We would like to take this time to offer our congratulations on your nomination for the Teaching Hero Awards 2020 and on achieving this distinction for your teaching.