Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards

The ELTA Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence in learning, teaching and assessment practice across the USW Group.

The first stage of the 2017 University of South Wales Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards, is now open.

What’s new?

  • For the first time there are separate awards for Individuals (IELTAS) and Teams (TELTAs) as we recognise the collaborative nature of much teaching / learning support activity;
  • Colleagues in Corporate Services are able to lead an award claim; and
  • We are holding “drop in” sessions for those staff who would like advice on their application. Please see dates and venues below:

Wednesday 5th April: 9-11am, Newport City Campus, NCC27.
Thursday 20th April: 12-2pm Treforest, Pontypridd Campus, TRB118.


What is staying the same?

  • The awards celebrate excellence in teaching / supporting learning;
  • The themes align with USW agenda;
  • The criteria for the IELTAs align with the NTFS, and those for the TELTAs with the new HEA CATE (Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence);
  • The opportunity for nominees and winners to share their work through a range of seminars and fora in USW, and help to disseminate externally.

Further information on both awards, along with the specific application forms can be found below.

The awards are open to staff in Faculties, RWCMD, Partner Colleges and Corporate departments with key contacts as follows:

  • Faculty of Business and Society: Professor Karen Fitzgibbon
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science: Louise Pennell
  • Faculty of Creative Industries: Huw Swayne
  • Faculty of Life Science and Education: Norman Woolley
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama: Andrea Jones
  • Director Strategic Alliance and Partnerships: Francis Cowe
  • Corporate Services: Dr Gillian Jack


Guidance and application forms

Individual ELTA documents

Team ELTA documents

Please contact Clare Kell: clare.kell@southwales.ac.uk with any questions regarding the ELTA Awards.


Past ELTA Award Winners

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2015 – 2016.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2014 – 2015.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2013 – 2014.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2012 – 2013.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2011 – 2012.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2010 – 2011.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2009 – 2010.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2008 – 2009.

Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2007 – 2008.