University of Nottingham

Lord Dearing Awards

Welcome to the Lord Dearing Awards Site

Celebrating excellence in Learning and Teaching


The Lord Dearing Award Scheme has, since 1999, recognised the outstanding achievements of University of Nottingham staff in enhancing the student learning experience.

The scheme was supported personally by Ronald Dearing, Lord Dearing the fifth Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, and it has seen more than 100 members of staff receive an award for high quality teaching and the support of learning.

The Awards are held annually, with nominations from staff and students considered in late winter and awards conferred in spring. Awards are given to individuals and teams who have successfully demonstrated the impact of their teaching and learning (and/or associated projects) to enhancing the student experience.

Nominations are currently closed, but reopen in October.