National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice Team Award
National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice Team Award is intended to highlight and celebrate outstanding practice/innovative teaching in Criminology across HEIs in the UK and it is supported by the British Society of Criminology and SAGE who sponsor the annual prize. Nominations must be for a module, course, teaching, or department team (no individual nominations).
Full details including the guidance, criteria and the nomination form can be found on the Network website https://bscltn.wordpress.com/bsc-award-for-excellence. The deadline for nominations is the 2 April 2024 (5pm).
2022 – Award won by Christopher Kay and Jenny Ardley
The winners of this year’s National Award for Teaching Excellence in Criminology and Criminal Justice are Christopher Kay and Jenny Ardley from Loughborough University. They received the award for their Rehabilitation and Recovery module. Their module utilises technology enhanced learning to provide ‘lived experience’ insight through an innovative video diary approach, and offers students the opportunity to supervise this fictional ‘client’ serving a community order. There were clear links to graduate skills and a strong embedding of student support evidenced in the application, and the judging panel were very impressed with the demonstration of innovative practice.
2020 & 2021- Not awarded
2019 Award won by Dr Gina Fox, University of Leicester
The award is supported by the BSC and the academic publisher SAGE, and attracts an annual prize of £100 cash and £100 worth of SAGE books.
2018 Award won by Sheffield Hallam University
2017 Award won by the University of Derby
The BSC National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice, is awarded annually at the BSC’s annual conference. This year the award was given to the University of Derby.
2016 Award for Criminologist at Westminster
The BSC National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice 2016, is awarded annually at the BSC’s annual conference. This year the award is given to a criminologist located at the University of Westminster. David Manlow, Course Leader for Criminology, led the design and implementation of a challenging but creative curriculum which supports and embeds the wider University’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity amongst its student body, which includes higher than average numbers of students with learning needs or who are from non-traditional academic backgrounds.
Sital Dhillon, head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam, said: “This award is further evidence of our ambition to be one of the leading providers of law and criminology courses in the UK.
“Through our associations with campaigners like Baroness Lawrence and practitioners like Helena Kennedy, we are instilling our students with the values that will stand them in good stead throughout their careers.”
2013 – The Criminology Programme at the University of Lincoln (part of the University’s School of Social and Political Sciences).
2012 – Awarded to the Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology at Swansea University for their undergraduate programme and Dr Giles Barrett of Liverpool John Moores received a commended award for his work on internationalising the curriculum. Watch a video of the students recounting their trip to Gothenburg.
2011 – Criminology teaching group, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, at the University of Kent, with a ‘highly commended’ award going to the Open University .