UCD Teaching and Learning Awards has announced two new award categories for Teaching and Learning that students can nominate.The Teaching and Learning awards aim to recognize the achievements of any UCD faculty, staff, or tutors, or demonstrators who make an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence and the enhancement of students’ learning, and to encourage sustained scholarly activity and research. To be considered, the teaching must be of high quality, as well as assessment and curriculum design. The awards are divided into two categories:Teaching and Excellence awards are awarded to those working within individual faculties and other staff in teaching roles.Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning awards are given to individuals or teams including any UCD faculty, staff, tutors or demonstrators.There are 12 awards overall, with up to 6 awarded within each category. Both schemes will be tiered with awards at college and university level, with each college putting forward recommended applicants for the university level awards. College level awards will be valued at €500, University level awards will be valued at €1,500, and will be paid to the recipient's school/unit to be spent by the awardees on career development or teaching enhancement activity. University awardees will also receive an engraved piece of glassware.The nominations are open to UCD faculty, staff and students. Nominees are invited to apply for College-level awards, which are open from 5th March, and University-level awards, which are open from 8th May. Nominees can also decline to be considered for the award by not applying.