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Evidencing excellence

About the Stage Two nominee statement

Each nomination for Faculty, Postgraduate, Collaborative, Community & Culture award will be evaluated against the relevant criteria. Shortlisted nominees will then be invited to submit a statement of practice which will be evaluated by the Stage Two judging panel. This part of the process will be looking for evidence that practice is:

  • reflective;
  • evidence-informed;
  • has ongoing impact.

All three elements are fundamental to teaching excellence and the development of expert practitioners. They are introduced at stage two because although crucial components of excellence, they are not always visible from the ‘outside’ by those who experience excellent teaching.


The statement of practice can be submitted as a written document, or recorded using audio or video.

Indicative length
Faculty 2000
Collaborative 2000
Community & Culture 2000
Postgraduates who teach 1000

Recordings should be approximately 15 minutes long, and you should include a transcript (for accessibility purposes).

The statement must be signed by the Head of Department or equivalent prior to submission.

We would also like you to upload a short bio (50 words), a brief synopsis of your statement (100 words) and a photograph that we can use to publicise your success!



Ongoing impact

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Writing your statement

Please use the template below to prepare you submission. Your statement should be no longer than 2000 words, including citations. You can include diagrams and figures but text appearing in the diagram will contribute to the final word count. Content accessed via hyperlinks within your document will not be taken into consideration in the review process, and you should not therefore rely upon evidence that you link to as judges will not follow these.

You should include a list of references that you have drawn upon in the statement. You should not include any publications/presentations that is not directly linked to the material in your claim. References are not included in the word count. References are not 'scored' and are included to enable reviewers to identify sources.

Submission documents

Faculty Awards form

Postgraduates who teach form

Collaborative Award form

Community and Culture Award form

Writing workshops

The WATE team will be running two workshops to support nominees to draft their statement, for more information on the writing workshops and to book please click this link.

Submission area

Please submit:

  • 50 word biography
  • 100 word synopsis of your statement
  • completed nominee statement form signed by your HoD or equivalent.
  • audio or video file if this is your preferred format*
  • recent photograph (min 300 dpi, 270 x 470 pixels, 1MB max)

* if you are submitting an audio/video file please include the transcript and a reference list on your signed nominee statement form.

Submission closes: midday 15 May 2023