Categories

To make sure all students and staff are eligible for some public appreciation, but also make it simple for students and staff to vote and nominate, we have three faculty awards with a total of five categories.

  • Student Award | Bachelor & Master

  • Teacher Award | Talent & Experienced

  • Faculty Education Award

Some winners will also be used as input for the VU Central Teaching awards.

Student Award

This prize is to reward students who excel not only in their studies, but shine in other areas as well. This can be sports, volunteering, a contribution to society or anything else that is nothing short of impressive! Any student who fits the criteria below can be nominated. The list of nominees will also be used as input for the VU Central awards.

Criteria:

  • Grade average 7.0 or higher

  • Excels in an extracurricular activity or;

  • Contributes to society in a meaningful way or;

  • Contributes in some other meaningful way (as long as you can exemplify!)

Teacher Award

This prize is for teachers who go the extra mile and deserve some time in the spotlight! Just nominate a teacher who you think deserves to win an award! The list of nominees will also be used as input for the VU Central Teaching awards.

Faculty Education Award

This award is all about rewarding the effort of employees who may not spend that much time in the classroom (anymore) but continue to contribute and improve the process of education in myriad other ways. Anyone who is involved in the process of education in the broadest sense and made a special contribution is eligible for this prize. This can be anyone at any level going the extra mile by (for example) investing extra time and effort into streamlining and renewing existing process or introducing innovative ideas to improve the study/workplace at the FGB.

This prize is specifically NOT rewarding effort in class (they can be nominated for the Teacher Award).

Criteria:

  • Special contribution to faculty in the area of education

  • Transcends course content/delivery