Australian Awards for University Teaching

Congratulations to the 2020 AAUT recipients

The Australian Awards for University teaching have been announced.

Congratulations to Professor Kerry Wilkinson and the Principles of Public Law Team - Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs & Cornelia Koch, for being awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

The University of Adelaide supports Universities Australia in the promotion and participation of the annual Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

The AAUT were established in 1997 by the Australian Government to celebrate and reward excellence in university teaching. 

AAUT recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students. They celebrate and reward teaching and programs that support students and enhance learning. They also promote excellence in learning and teaching in all aspects of higher education.

Recipients contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through the ongoing sharing and dissemination of knowledge. There are three award types promoting and recognising excellence in learning and teaching which are:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Citations)
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (Program Awards)
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Awards)
  • Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year

How can I apply?

Submissions for University of Adelaide Staff are typically by invitation only however, should you be interested in writing a submission please contact Emily Kemp, Teaching Excellence Support Officer, for more information.


Resources for AAUT applicants


Former Recipients


  • 2020

    Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

    Professor Kerry Wilkinson
    For creative digital technologies that support independent learning, overcome discipline-specific learning and teaching challenges, and inspire wine making/ wine business students to engage with industry practice.

    Team - Principles of Public Law (PPL)
    Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs

    Ms Cornelia Koch
    For enlivening first-year law students’ spirit of discovery in a large compulsory course through an authentic inquiry-based learning experience enabled by flipped classroom pedagogy.



  • 2019

    Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

    Associate Professor Lyndsey Collins-Praino
    For effective use of gamification to teach neuroscience, leading to a deeper understanding of course material and richer student engagement.