Exeter University and Students' Guild have just launched their teaching awards - and postgraduate students are built into the award structure and encouraged to engage.
Students can nominate for the award for 'Best GTA (graduate teaching assistant) of the year' for 'the PhD student who leads seminars in the most interesting, effective and engaging way'.
There is also an award for 'Subject with the best research community' for the subject that will 'activively encourage engagement with research from all its students, supporting and promoting research within the department'.
The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey evidence tells us that a significant proportion of postgraduate research students are dissatisfied with their research community, and so promoting healthy research community as good practice via the teaching awards is a very positive step.
Finally, Exeter's Postgraduate Union President has blogged about the awards, encouraging postgradautes to nominate seminar leaders and supervisors.