Inspirational Teaching Award nominations open via the Sheffield Hallam Student Barometer

The Student Barometer survey launches today and will run until 5 December.

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The survey covers the four main aspects of the student experience – arrival, learning, living and support – to establish a complete picture of what students think across all levels and modes, for both UK/EU and International. It is a benchmarked survey, allowing comparison with other UK universities, but also providing a suite of questions specific to Sheffield Hallam.

The Inspirational Teaching Award nominations are gathered via the Student Barometer survey. The survey allows students to nominate up to two members of staff (academic or non-academic) who have had an inspirational or transformative impact on their student experience, inside or outside the classroom.  Here’s what we ask them:

Nominate an inspirational person

We would like to recognise and thank the teachers and student support staff who have made a positive difference to your experience at Sheffield Hallam and make our University a great place to study.  We invite you to nominate someone who has been an inspiration to you in the following two categories.

Your nominations are anonymous and will not be linked to you or the responses you have given in the survey. There are 2 categories:

1)    Inspirational Teacher – an individual who works at Sheffield Hallam University who, through their teaching, has inspired you and had a transformative impact on your learning experience 

  • Name of an academic (student selects name of academic from drop down box)

How have they inspired you and made a difference to your learning experience?

2)    Outstanding Student Support – an individual or group of individuals who work at Sheffield Hallam University who has/have provided you with outstanding support for your University experience outside of the classroom

  •  Their name:
  • Their location:

How has the support they provided made a difference to your student experience?

We point out that extracts from their comments may be used to support staff development activities or to promote these awards within and outside the University, and that as other universities will be interested in students’ views on what makes staff inspirational, we may include your anonymous comments in academic research papers presented at conferences or in journals.  Should the student not want us to use their quotes, there is a box they can tick.

More information on the survey is available at: