Teaching awards

We are committed to excellence in teaching, and recognise this through our offering of annual academic staff awards.

Butland Teaching Awards

The Butland Teaching Awards, sponsored by the Butland Foundation, celebrate excellence in teaching throughout the career of Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences academics. Nominated by staff and students, the awards recognise Early Career Excellence in Teaching, Innovation in Teaching, Sustained Teaching Excellence, for Leadership in Teaching and Excellence in Research Supervision.

Dennis Pickup Clinical Educator Awards

The purpose of the Dennis Pickup Clinical Educator Awards is to recognise clinicians who give their time to assist in the education of health professionals. These awards are for individual clinical teachers who are judged by staff and students to have made an outstanding contribution to Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Optometry, Medical Imaging, Nutrition and Dietetics and Audiology by virtue of their qualities as role models and their contribution to the relationship between the health professions and the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. The award is named in recognition of the contribution to clinical education by Mr Dennis Pickup, a former CEO of Auckland Healthcare.

Making nominations

Past and present students are able to make nominations for the following awards for academic staff.

Nominations will re-open in 2024.


Pallavi Wange
Executive Assistant
Email: pallavi.wange@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +6493737599 Ext.82228