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Who can be nominated?

Any undergraduate or postgraduate student who you think has made a significant positive impact on the educational experience at Cambridge can be nominated, within one of the categories of award.

Nominations can be for an individual or for a group of students, and groups may be nominated even if they included input from staff.


Who can submit a nomination?

Any current staff member or student at the University of Cambridge may submit a nomination. You may nominate as many students or groups as you wish - just remember to fill in a separate nomination form for each group!


Selection criteria

Winners will be selected based on meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • A positive contribution to the nominated student's educational community that goes above and beyond
  • A key role in stimulating other students' engagement with their learning and teaching experiences
  • A positive impact in representing other students' voices on issues related to learning and teaching
  • Leadership in driving initiatives, projects or events focused on enhancing the educational experience of other students at Cambridge

The CCTL will review nominations according to these criteria and create a shortlist which will be considered by an Awards Panel. Nominations may be shortlisted based on meeting just one criterion, and particular consideration will be given to multiple nominations for the same student. If the Panel does not believe that any of the nominees meets the criteria, they may recommend that no award be given.


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Latest news

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards!

8 July 2019

The new Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards, established by the Centre for Teaching and Learning only in May this year, are intended to recognise and celebrate the efforts made by our students in enhancing the excellence of Cambridge education. We were delighted by the enthusiastic response to the launch...

Pilkington Prize awarded in recognition of excellent teaching

26 June 2019

This week saw the 26th Pilkington Prize awards ceremony take place at Girton College, where the weather held out for us to enjoy a lovely evening. Thirteen members of staff were celebrated for their outstanding teaching, with prizes awarded by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo. We were...