The University of Huddersfield is the first winner of the Global Teaching Excellence Award.

Over the past ten years we have worked incredibly hard to build a student experience that is second to none.

Professor Bob Cryan, Vice-Chancellor

In 2017, the University won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy).

Winning the award further emphasises factors such as the outstanding levels of academic support offered to students; the valuable work experience that is available; plus an international strategy that creates extensive opportunities for overseas collaboration.

So you can feel confident that the University of Huddersfield will support you to be the best that you can be.


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About the award

The Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) are organised by the UK-based Higher Education Academy (HEA) as a way to recognise the world's best institutions.

GTEA is open to all universities and higher education providers worldwide.

To assess the award the HEA assembled a 17-strong judging panel from nine countries. They examined the highly-detailed submissions from entrants, who were required to describe their institutions, mission and leadership and to provide evidence for teaching excellence.

Of course a particular note of congratulations goes to the University of Huddersfield whose submission was unanimously applauded by our international panel of judges for the drive and energy with which the executive team is leading teaching. I’d also highlight the University’s success in developing students as independent learners.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, The Higher Education Academy’s Chief Executive

Huddersfield staff collecting the Global Teaching award on the night Huddersfield staff along with a student (middle) collecting the award on the night.