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Good Teacher – Magister bonus


Every autumn, HYY's Good Teacher - Magister bonus prize is awarded to a teacher who has shown skills and interest both in teaching and students. All the student community members or organisations may nominate candidates.

When awarding the 2016 prize, special consideration is given to the way in which the candidates encourage students to lifelong learning, self-development and developing their own skills.

Criteria for the prize are:


In addition to a positive attitude, student-friendliness also includes the willingness to improve general well-being and communality. An attitude that appreciates students can be seen in counselling, lectures and in other activities.


Expertise appears as the ability to highlight essential issues. A good teacher is enthusiastic about their field and also conveys one's enthuasism to students. A professional teacher is also a student's reliable guide to the scientific community. 

Active attitude towards development 

A good teacher actively develops both oneself as a teacher and one's teaching methods. A good teacher has a positive attitude towards the development of teaching and uses new teaching technology applications, electronic systems and information technology in teaching. A good teacher works as a part of the scientific community and aims to develop teaching at one's department and the university.

Giving and receiving constructive feedback 

A good teacher knows how to collect feedback and also actively uses the feedback to develop teaching. A good teacher knows how to give constructive feedback to students and encourages students to an open dialogue.

Nominations for the Magister Bonus prize should be submitted via the e-form by noon on 25th of October.


The reasons should include examples of how the nominated person fulfills the criteria. The application may also include the candidate's related prior recognitions, nominations and prizes, as well as the university portfolio if they have one. You may download this information as attachments in the e-form.

In addition, the application may include comments by students and other members of the academic community or other suitable examples of the candidate's merits.

Magister Bonus prize winners from the previous years:

Further information: Board Member Maria Loima, 050 576 5073,