Edge Hill University has been acknowledged as one of the world’s finest teaching institutions, winning a Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award in recognition of ‘the quality of support and engagement infrastructure for students.’
The prestigious award was announced on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at a ceremony in Edinburgh.
The Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) recognise and celebrate institution-wide commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence and are open to all providers of higher education across the world.
Institutions based in 41 countries across six continents were considered as part of the judging process. The 17 finalists included prestigious universities from Australia, Canada and South Africa, with Edge Hill being one of just five universities to receive a Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award.
Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said:
“This international award is a significant endorsement of the excellence of teaching and learning at this university. Our staff are wholeheartedly dedicated to students and their achievement, and the University continues to invest in the best possible facilities for learning – our new £27m Catalyst building, housing the library, student services and careers being just one example.
“Together with our TEF Gold ranking for teaching excellence and the award of University of the Year for Student Retention by the Times and Sunday Times, the GTEA Spotlight Award demonstrates that we are delivering world class outcomes for the people who matter most – our students.”
Svava Bjarnason, chair of the GTEA 2018 judging panel and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, said:
“Having chaired the inaugural GTEA judging panel last year, it was an honour to continue in the role in 2018. This year’s entries were of a very high calibre and I congratulate all the 2018 finalists.”
Alison Johns, chief executive of Advance HE said:
“The quality of submissions for GTEA 2018 was outstanding. The finalists all provided exemplary evidence of their commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence and it is so important to recognise and reward this on a global stage. Great teaching galvanises staff and students. It also has far-reaching implications for society as a whole. The GTEA 2018 finalists deserve to be recognised – and celebrated!”