The 2017 Teaching Awards have been launched by The Union.

Students have been invited to start nominating their teachers for the annual awards ceremony, which is now in its seventh year.

Every year, students share their stories about the individuals and teams who go out of their way to make their learning experience the best it can be – the people they think deserve to be recognised and rewarded.

Last year The Union received a record-breaking 1,117 nominations across all faculties, describing staff as “inspiring”, “encouraging” and “engaging”.

There are a total of ten different awards, ranging from Teacher of the Year to Outstanding Innovation in Teaching.

This year, categories include Best Undergraduate Supervisor and Best Postgraduate Supervisor.

Entries are judged anonymously by a panel of students, Student Officers and other representatives, and shortlisted candidates will be revealed from Monday 27 March.

The highly anticipated awards ceremony will be held at The Union on Tuesday 16 May and is sure to be a huge hit with students, teachers and staff alike.

Luca Raimo, The Union’s Education Officer, said: “Here at Manchester Metropolitan, we are privileged to have so many great teachers who play a pivotal role in delivering excellence. University can transform students’ lives and teachers play a key role in developing students throughout their journey.”

Nominations close on Sunday 26 February at 23:59.

Find out more about the Teaching Awards.