We are proud to announce the winners of the Student-Led Teaching Awards for 2023!
We received 225 nominations across all categories and colleges for the Student-Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs) this year. SLTAs are a way for us as students to recognise and raise the profile of teaching at Flinders University while celebrating good practice. This student-run award celebrates the best student learning experiences across the University and the staff that make it possible. Students have determined the categories, nominated the lecturers, and selected the winners. Submit a nomination for any staff you think should be recognised!
Winners were decided by a student panel in November.
The best nomination across all the Colleges is awarded the ‘University Ducks’ (like Dux… it’s a terrible pun but an excellent bronze duck statue). This award is given to the educator who not only has provided an outstanding student experience in their College – it is the outstanding experience for the whole University. We’re proud to announce that the 2023 University Ducks goes to:
1 per College (Total of 6) open to all teaching staff. This award is given to educators who provide an outstanding student experience in their College.
This is a whole of University award to recognise the special role of teaching assistants, tutors, demonstrators, supervised study leaders, etc. in creating the student learning environment and to acknowledge exceptional work in offering guidance and support to students which teaching assistants do.
A University-wide award for staff supervising a dissertation (Bachelor’s thesis, Honours, Masters or PhD level) or research project. A way to celebrate supervisors who provided exceptional guidance and support, helped student progression and achievement and brought students into the community of scholars in a meaningful way.
This award recognises staff members who have shown exceptional skills in utilising digital platforms for teaching, engaging students as active participants in their learning, and creating online spaces for student-staff interactions. These individuals demonstrate innovative approaches to online teaching and have made a significant impact on student engagement and collaboration. Their efforts have contributed to a more interactive and inclusive learning environment.
The Wellbeing and Student Support Award celebrates academic staff members who prioritise and promote student wellbeing. This award acknowledges the exceptional efforts of educators who go beyond their role to support the mental, emotional, and physical health of their students.