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Celebrate postgraduate research students who teach

WATE PGR 2013 logoThe WATEPGR 2013 scheme has launched to celebrate teaching excellence amongst postgraduate research students. The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research Students recognise and celebrate those who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.

Nominations can be made by both staff and students.

Make a real difference

Winning, being commended, or nominated will make a real difference to the postgraduate as it boosts their confidence in teaching and greatly enhances their CV and future career prospects.

If you are a undergraduate student, don’t forget that in a few years’ time this could be you!

Undergraduate students who nominate will be entered into a prize draw for a £25 book token.

How to nominate

It's simple and quick to nominate, and you can do it online, by email or post.

Nominate now

Get your nomination in by Monday 13 May 2013


Any postgraduate researcher who tutors can be nominated for an award. This can be any teaching activity, including facilitating seminars, demonstrating and project supervision.


Awards will be given to postgraduate researchers who motivate, inspire and engage students through their teaching or demonstrating, create a supportive learning environment that recognises diverse student needs and makes a positive impact on the student learning experience.

David Lees and Ann CaesarPrevious winners

Over 100 nominations were received in 2012. Find out more about the winners' teaching achievements and what staff and students said about them.

David Lees, shown here receiving his 2012 award from Professor Ann Caesar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (Quality & Standards), commented on what winning the award has meant to him:

Winning the WATE PGR Award has really opened up new opportunities for me as a PhD student and as a teacher. It's given me the confidence to pursue new teaching methods and materials, while also allowing me to become involved in training some of my colleagues, something which I never thought would happen when I began the PhD."