Maynooth University Teaching Awards 2023 – 2024

The Maynooth University Teaching Awards awards have been introduced to foster, recognize, and reward excellence in teaching activity which has led to particularly enriching and worthwhile learning for students. These awards aim to acknowledge the efforts of outstanding individuals or teams that contribute to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning across the university and enhance student learning.

University staff (full time and part time) who are engaged in teaching are eligible for nomination for this award. Nominees must be engaged in teaching in the University in the academic year in which they are nominated. 

Staff may be nominated for the Teaching Award by current students, recent graduates, or by colleagues in the University. Nomination is is now closed.

Full details of the information and guidelines can be found here -
  MU Teaching Awards Guidelines 2023/24
  Portfolio Guidelines 2023-24
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Maynooth University Teaching Awards 2022-2023
On Thursday 1st June, Maynooth University hosted the 2023 Employee Recognition Awards ceremony in the TSI Building on the north campus. 

The President of Maynooth University, Professor Eeva Leinonen welcomed over 200 staff to the 2023 Employee Recognition Awards which celebrated the key achievements of colleagues in Administrative, Professional, Technical and Support roles, Research Awards and Teaching Awards. 

The Maynooth University Teaching Awards were introduced in 2018. The aim of the awards is to recognise those individuals that demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching that has a transformative impact on student learning, engagement, and participation.

We, at Maynooth University, are proud to offer our students an exceptional educational experience that enables them to reach their full potential as students and as individuals. A key strength of our University is its strong community that fosters an open, supportive, and flexible learning environment. This award aims to recognise staff that go above and beyond the normal expectations of their role in enabling this educational experience.

This year we are delighted to award 5 individual Maynooth University Awards for Teaching excellence.

In addition to the award received today, recipients of the Award will receive a grant which can be used in the further development of teaching, learning, assessment and/or student engagement activities.
Our award recipients –

Dr Aidan Mooney, Department of Computer Science
Dr Charles Markham, Department of Computer Science
Prof Hana Cervinkova, Department of Anthropology


Dr Stephen O’ Neill, Department of English
Dr Tatiana Andreeva, School of Business


Congratulations to all our recipients and to all those nominated.