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City Lit Awards 2017

The City Lit Awards 2017 aim to celebrate inspirational stories from the City Lit community and the transformation learning can bring.

If there’s a student, tutor or staff member who you think deserves recognition, we want to hear from you. 

From outstanding learners, to inspirational tutors and innovative projects, the awards will recognise some of the exceptional work carried out at City Lit during the last two years.

Our special guest this year will be singer, Eurovision Song Contest winner and actress, Lulu.  .

Read the award criteria below, and enter your nomination for the City Lit Awards.

Nominations are now closed. The awards will take place on Thursday 14th September 2017 (the awards will be a private ceremony for winners and their guests).


Our 2017 award categories are:

Outstanding Learner Awards

Do you have a student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their learning at City Lit? Our students achieve great things - we’re seeking nominations for exceptional candidates worthy of an Outstanding Learner award.

Examples could include inspiring others in the class, realising a personal goal, demonstrating a longstanding commitment to learning, showing initiative to set up a business or community scheme, or someone who has used their course to dramatically change their career or circumstances.

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Project award

This award recognises a group project at City Lit that has reached out to communities, enabled opportunities for learning and personal development, or a project that has made a positive contribution to either our students or the wider London community.

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Inspiring tutor

This award recognises a tutor who has provided a high quality learning experience, demonstrated exceptional knowledge of their subject matter, provided a memorable classroom experience, and helped students to realise their full potential.

It could also recognise someone who has inspired fellow City Lit teaching staff with their enthusiasm and endeavour, or someone who has made a significant impression within their chosen field during the last two calendar years.

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Staff recognition award

This award recognises a non-teaching member of staff for their contribution to the City Lit community over the last two years, embodying the spirit of City Lit and going the extra mile to help colleagues or students.

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Volunteer award

This award recognises a City Lit volunteer who has made a real difference to the lives of students. We’re looking for nominations of volunteers who have inspired, supported and motivated students to unlock their full potential.

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Learning for Wellbeing award

We recognise how learning can be hugely significant in contributing to positive wellbeing. We’re looking for nominations for students who have shown significant improvements in their wellbeing as a result of taking a course at City Lit, or tutors who have incorporated innovative wellbeing outcomes within their course programmes, or designed courses specifically to contribute to positive wellbeing.

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Submit your nominations