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How to apply

Your contribution

To apply, you’ll need to have spent a minimum of 10 hours on activity relating to teaching or student learning in one or more of these key areas: A student standing in the library at Whitechapel

  • Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study 
  • Teaching and/or support of learning 
  • Assessment and feedback 
  • Development of effective learning environments – including virtual platforms – and approaches to student support

Some examples might include: 

  • Working on and developing curriculum documents 
  • Offering a student’s perspective on a podcast, video/other modes of delivery 
  • Sitting on steering groups or committees that discuss the current teaching environment and propose solutions (such as the Anti-Racism Steering Group or the working group on Clinical Reporting Procedures).
  • Taking part in buddy and mentoring programmes
I would thoroughly recommend taking part in activities that make you eligible for the SEED award. It has been invaluable.
— SEED award winner, February 2022 panel


Your application

You’ll need to provide a written statement which outlines your contribution, based on 3-5 different activities of educational enhancement (at least 10 hours) 

The application must contain a reflection on what you have learnt and how you have developed as an educator and co-creator, in both narrative format and with a summary of take-home points.  It should also include a summary of recommendations for the curriculum/educators. Four students standing in the library at Whitechapel

Finally, a staff member needs to provide an endorsement which confirms your individual contribution as outlined in the reflection and recommendations. They should also provide feedback on how educational practices/content have changed as a direct result of your reflection/recommendations. 

Getting started

You can download relevant materials here to assist you in your application:

SEED Student Guidance Document [PDF 295KB]

SEED Application Form [DOC 155KB]

Samples of best written applications [PDF 113KB]

If you want to know more, or need assistance in completing your application, you can book to meet one of our team here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SEED Team if you require any further information.

You can also contact Ana Cabral (QMA) or Louise Younie (IHSE) 

Panel meetings and submissions deadlines for 2023/2024

Submission deadline Meeting date
27/10/2023 23/11/2023
04/04/2024 29/04/2024
28/06/2024 25/07/2024

Upload and submit your completed application form

Our next submission deadline: 27 October 2023

Submit your application
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