Regional Teaching Awards

The Shannon Consortium is a collaborative alliance between ULMIC and LIT which aims to establish the Shannon region as a zone of excellence in teaching, learning and learner support. The regional teaching award is a vital dimension of that goal. Through the award process, the consortium institutions have collaborated to create new networks of teachers in higher education working together to reflect on their practice, gather meaningful evidence about the quality and nature of their teaching activities, and apply the principles of best practice to their work as teachers in higher education.

If you are a committed teacher, and if you consider your teaching approach to be particularly innovative or effective, we invite you to submit a nomination for consideration for the award. Alternatively, you may wish to nominate a colleague within your institution who you feel would merit recognition through the award process.

On acceptance of a nomination, candidates will be invited to submit a detailed teaching portfolio that will be used as the basis of the ultimate award decision. All candidates should be in a position to signal a capacity to provide strong evidence of the impact that his/her teaching has had within his/her teaching context. Training and support will be available in all institutions to assist those who wish to participate, and your local Teaching and Learning Advocate will be available to help you to get your portfolio started and provide support throughout the process

Dr Roisin Cahalan – School of Allied Health – Regional Award Winner 2018

For details on this years teaching awards process 2018/2019 please contact your institutional contact:

  • Dr Mary Fitzpatrick, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick  (
  • Dr Michael F. Ryan, Quality, Teaching and Learning Centre, Limerick Institute of Technology( )
  • Dr. Gwen Moore, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Mary Immaculate College,  (

The award showcases excellence in teaching and learning within the three Third Level institutes of the Shannon Consortium: the University of Limerick (UL), Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick Institute of Technology, (LIT)

Key Dates:

  • Submission of expression of interest: October 13th 2018
  • Deadline for applications: February 13th 2019
  • Shortlisting: March 6th 2019
  • Deadline for submission of all application material: March 28th 2019
  • Panel review of applications: May 1st 2019
  • Award Ceremony: May 8th 2019 – to be held at Mary Immaculate College

Nomination Form

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for further information.