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Education Laboratory of the Year

Education Laboratory of the Year

This award is open to any individual, team or educational facility (both second level and third level) who has taught, developed and sustained an excellent science laboratory-based course. Students must experience a broad range of experiments in various areas of interest. Special consideration will be given to experiments that reflect current research.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for clear information backed up by facts that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.


  • Please provide details of the course syllabi and materials, photos of experiments, reports and presentations, student/alumni evaluations and publications.

  • Impact on students and their subsequent careers: How has the course affected student development? Judges will consider this in terms of subsequent employment or acceptance and performance of students in both undergraduate and graduate third level institutions.

  • Dissemination of the lab work to the broader community: This can include publications, workshops and student awards or details of any competitions entered and prizes attained.

  • Exposure of the students to the wider scientific community: This can include listings of invited speakers, details of site visits to research or industrial labs or other scientific institutions Special consideration will be given to including experiments that reflect current research.

  • How did the course prepare the students for research within a lab environment?

  • Include any other statements or facts that support the entry, and a testimonial from the entrant’s head of department or supervisor where possible.

1. Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

2. Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

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