The national learning impact awards aim to support institutional efforts to promote, learn from and extend the reach of excellent practice in teaching and learning across Irish higher education. The three learning impact awards (Teaching Hero Awards, Teaching Expert Awards and Delta Awards) are each led by a key group (students, institutions or disciplines) and each focuses on a key aspect of learning impact. Recipients of these awards are invited to join Íontas, Ireland’s national alliance of teaching and learning awardees.

Teaching Hero Awards

Celebrating outstanding teaching that has been recognised by students as enhancing their learning

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Teaching Expert Awards

Celebrating research-informed, evidence-based teaching that positively impacts student learning

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DELTA Awards

Celebrating excellence in teaching and learning within the disciplines and commitment to an ongoing, clearly articulated, shared process of continued enhancement

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Ireland’s national association for awardees of teaching excellence in higher education.