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King’s Education Awards

The King's Education Awards (KEA) are a chance for King's students to nominate members of staff who have made a real difference to their King’s experience. The awards have been running since 2002 and over the past 19 years, faculties and the student panel have selected over 200 winners from thousands of nominations!

Nominations for the King’s Education Awards are now open year-round, to help us capture as much King’s activity as possible. However, nominations are ring-fenced by cut-off dates to prepare for the annual Awards Ceremony, which takes place in June each year. 

  • Nominations made between now and March 2023 will be considered for the 2023 King’s Education Awards (Awards ceremony in June 2023).The Nomination Guidelines and Nomination Form can be found on King's Internal Pages. 

2022 Winners

Congratulations to all shortlisted nominees, and our winners! The full list of nominees is available here

The winners were announced at the King's Education Awards Reception 2022 by Professor Shitij Kapur. for this exceptional achievement and recognition that will extend beyond King's to showcase your commitment to inspiring students across King's. 

Of the 1000+ nominations and the 60+ shortlisted candidates, the Student Judging Panel selected 8 winners across 7 categories, details on the categories and winning nominees can be found below. 

2022 Winners

This award recognises the contribution of an individual (or team) over time which has led to a sustained positive impact on the learning and teaching community, or overall student experience at King's. Students nominated Dr Raleigh for a King’s Education Award due to her sustained positive impact on their experience at King’s. Students described how she supported them with their problems over a three-year period, going above and beyond to provide pastoral care throughout their degrees, for which they were grateful. Students reported that, although there are almost 1,000 students across the three years of the pre-registration Adult Nursing programme, she knows each student and remembers them; Mary is genuinely interested in her students and treats each student with care and consideration.

This award recognises the contribution of a pioneering individual (or team) who has taken on new, innovative approaches to designing effective learning environments, delivering creative and inspirational teaching. Manasi has consistently shown innovation in her approach to education. The introduction of a Dragon’s Den style assessment in the Developing Safe Medicines module in which students have to gather relevant preclinical data and pitch to a group of industry experts was particularly appreciated by students and has clear employability links – as students said "The Dragons Den coursework is an incredible way to learn" "it has challenged me in ways I have not been challenged before and has given me exposure to Industry".

This award recognises an individual (or team) who shows commitment and dedication to widening participation by creating a diverse and inclusive environment, through curriculum content and design, teaching practice, and/or supporting students and colleagues. The nominations for Manuel are long, detailed, passionate and evidence the extraordinary lengths he goes to in order to ensure students feel included in their learning and teaching, and to build an inclusive environment. Manuel has particularly ensured that the large numbers of students from East Asia (mainly China) have felt included during the pandemic. KBS have a high number of Chinese students and they have been disproportionately affected by the shifts back and forth to on campus, Hyflex and online – Manuel has stood out in his commitment to ensure they are included and feel a sense of belonging and community in the class.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who consistently applies feedback practices that are integral to supporting student development and learning. Shariar has been consistently nominated for an education award for the last 7 years. Shahriar is one of those teachers who could have been nominated in a range of different categories. His achievements are sustained over a long time, and he is praised by students not only for feedback, but also for his engaging teaching style, his obvious efforts to consistently improve his lectures and, most of all his care for his students.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who frequently goes the extra mile to support students in and outside of the classroom. This category has two winners because there was a tie in the Student Judging panel’s votes; they will each receive an award for this category. Sarah has demonstrated excellent student support, going above and beyond to ensure her students have access to specialist support and adjustments when needed. Her nominator describes her as "the perfect beacon of light and understanding that I needed". Sarah’s support crossed both academic and personal support for students, ensuring they were able to progress with their studies successfully across their whole programme.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who frequently goes the extra mile to support students in and outside of the classroom. This category has two winners because there was a tie in the Student Judging panel’s votes; they will each receive an award for this category. Chloe is considered to be the force holding the School of Political Economy together. She helps all students at all times, and you can come to her with anything. She is an insanely talented, dedicated woman who deserves more recognition. Her commitment to supporting students in her capacity as Student Engagement manager is inspiring, single handedly developing and providing opportunities for students to fully engage and embrace their academic and extra-curricular lives at King’s.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who purposefully include students in co-curricular opportunities and who support students in engaging in ways to connect their academic experience to broader initiatives such as service, internships, employability skills, or through involvement in improving the curriculum. Guy Tear is an exceptional lecturer in the field of genetics and has helped and inspired many students to pursue research in this area. Recognising the difficulties in securing research experience and postgraduate research training – both in terms of funding and especially student confidence, Guy has gone out of his way to encourage and advise students along this path, helping students to approach potential supervisors and given guidance on interview practice and applications, often at very short notice. Students greatly appreciate his genuine care and interest in their future endeavours: "he has significantly helped me to choose my future career path, third-year modules, and to get my summer internship".

This award recognises the exemplary contribution of an early-career individual who in a short time has had a large and significant impact on learning, teaching or the student experience at King’s – they are one to watch. The incredible range and number of glowing King’s Education Awards nominations for Niklas says it all really – he is an absolute superstar and one to watch! Having recently joined Kings, he is showing us all how learning and teaching should be done! He motivates, excites, supports, opens up opportunities, cares, advises, transforms and enthrals. As students say, "he is young, dynamic and has a lot of passion for the subject and he has greatly shaped people to help them understand the subject by doing extracurricular things and spending time out of his working hours. We need to support young and passionate teachers as they are greatly important for the university and most importantly the learners!".

 

Categories

If you are a current King's student or member of staff you can find out more about the nominations process on the King's Internal Pages.

This award recognises the contribution of an individual (or team) over time which has led to a sustained positive impact on the learning and teaching community, or overall student experience at King's.

This award recognises the contribution of a pioneering individual (or team) who has taken on new, innovative approaches to designing effective learning environments, delivering creative and inspirational teaching.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who shows commitment and dedication to widening participation by creating a diverse and inclusive environment, through curriculum content and design, teaching practice, and/or supporting students and colleagues.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who consistently applies feedback practices that are integral to supporting student development and learning.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who frequently goes the extra mile to support students in and outside of the classroom.

This award recognises an individual (or team) who purposefully include students in co-curricular opportunities and who support students in engaging in ways to connect their academic experience to broader initiatives such as service, internships, employability skills, or through involvement in improving the curriculum.

This award recognises the exemplary contribution of an early-career individual who in a short time has had a large and significant impact on learning, teaching or the student experience at King’s – they are one to watch.