2023 Excellence Awards

UCL IOE Confucius Institute’s annual Excellence Awards provide professional recognition for contributions to Chinese language teaching in schools in both Primary and Secondary Schools.

The 2023 Excellence Awards ceremony will be held at our Annual Chinese Teaching Conference on Saturday 14th October 2023.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the conference—a significant milestone in the progression of Chinese language education in schools, we are excited to present Distinguished Service Awards, the special awards that honour individuals with extensive and exceptional service in the field of teaching Chinese, recognising their long-term dedication and substantial impact.

Who is eligible?

A great many people contribute to the study of Chinese in UK schools.

We welcome nominations for anyone who deserves professional recognition. They could be:

  • teachers (primary and secondary schools) both experienced and at the early stage of their career
  • student teachers
  • classroom assistants
  • mentors
  • tutors
  • heads of department
  • headteachers
  • business partners or sponsors

How it works

To nominate your colleague, simply fill in the online form that will appear below. Each nomination requires a supporting statement (100-300 words) to describe the individual’s contributions and impact in context.

Next steps:

1. Nominate your colleague by Friday 8th September
2. Panel reviews all nominations and selects winners
3. Winners are notified
4. Winners receive a certificate and prize at the Conference

Click here for the nomination form. 

Click here for the nomination form of the 2023 Distinguished Service Awards.

Awards may be presented in absentia where necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact the team at chinesenetworks@ucl.ac.uk