RNCM wins Global Teaching spotlight award

The RNCM was one of five institutions to win a spotlight prize at the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Awards.

Taking place at The Hub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Wednesday 18 July, the GTEAs were presented by Advance HE in association with Times Higher Education. They celebrate outstanding institution-wide approaches to teaching and are open to all universities and higher education providers worldwide.

Seventeen institutions were shortlisted for the main award, which this year went to Canada’s McMaster University, with five achieving spotlight accolades in recognition of a particular aspect of their pursuit of teaching excellence.

Alison Johns, Advance HE Chief Executive, said: ‘The quality of submissions this year is truly outstanding. The geographic spread and diversity of institution type among our 2018 finalists underlines that teaching excellence and institutional commitment to its achievement is evident around the world. Congratulations to all our finalists.’

Svava Bjarnason, chair of the GTEA judging panel and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, said: ‘Once again, the GTEA awards have highlighted the key role of leadership and institution-wide approaches to learning and teaching. I would add my congratulations to all of the winners and I would encourage other institutions to enter these awards because they provide a great framework to reflect on the delivery of excellent teaching and an enhanced student academic experience.’

Feedback for the RNCM noted that the submission was ‘excellent and well-articulated’ and provided a ‘very compelling case’. It added that ‘the judges would like to commend this institution for the uniqueness of their pedagogic approach – providing their students with a truly immersive experience and a highly personalised learning journey.

‘The institution aims to inspire their students to develop an entrepreneurial and professional ethos to enable them to be successful in future employment.’


20 July 2018