The Higher Education Academy celebrated the first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) with 150 attendees at Church House Westminster on Monday 4 September.
The Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) is the first global award to celebrate and reward institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence in higher education. In partnership with Times Higher Education, the award was open to all providers of higher education and included entries from around the world.
HEA CEO, professor Stephanie Marshall commented “The HEA’s mission is about improving learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education, and these awards help do that by highlighting outstanding practice wherever it is happening in the world”.
The international panel of judges including distinguished educationalists from North America, Africa, Australia, Europe and East Asia shortlisted 27 institutions as finalists, before announcing the University of Huddersfield as their overall winner of the inaugural GTEA 2017 at the ceremony which took place in Church House Westminster’s largest space, the Assembly Hall.
Kathryn Harrison-Graves, HEA head of global partnerships comments, “Church House, Westminster, was a wonderful and prestigious setting for our Global Teaching Excellence Award celebration and we were really impressed with the team who helped us run such a successful event”.