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An opportunity has arisen for students to develop their personal brand and explore their potential of social media in improving career prospects through the Online Networking and Employability Award (ONE).
Sanjit and Gaia received superstar awards in recognition of their wonderful teaching
Dr Gaia Garino and Professor Sanjit Dhami have recently received the Students Union Superstar awards for their teaching.
The Superstar Awards is a scheme which provides the opportunity for students to nominate any member of staff throughout the year that they feel have been a real ‘superstar’. Both Gaia and Sanjit received a certificate each which has a citation on it stating the reasons for their awards. They also both received a mug confirming their 'Super Star' status.
Gaia was nominated by third year Economics student Gopi Patel who said that she was a "fantastic teacher and one of the nicest people she had ever met". She also added that Gaia "does not read her slides, but instead engages her students into the teaching which encourages them to attend the lectures".
Gaia had quite a surprise when she received her certificate and mug as she was conducting a lecture in Macroeconomics at the time to her first year students when the Academic Affairs Officer Dan Flatt and Gopi popped by to present it to her. Gaia was profoundly touched and very grateful for the award.
Sanjit was nominated by Bilal Mussa who is an MSc Economics student who said that Sanjit’s “ability to teach a very cryptic and difficult book has enabled the class undertaking macroeconomic theory to understand the various models presented in a simple approachable manner". He also added that “if Sanjit was unable to make an office meeting he will reschedule his hours to suit the students. This enables the students to have contact time with him to go through any issues”. He received his certificate from Academic Affairs Officer Dan Flatt and Bilal Mussa.
Sanjit said that these awards are an "important recognition from the student community" and he said that he was "delighted to have received his award ".
The College of Social Science has set aside a total of £100,000 in its budget to the Research Development Fund (RDF) for the academic year 2012/2013.
We are pleased to announce that the College is now able to provide funding for tea, coffee and biscuits to support initiatives such as reading/ discussion groups or groups where students present their work to each other, where these are organized on the students' initiative. This is in order that we support activities which are ongoing in some departments and Schools (Economics, Education and Management), and encourage other initiatives of this kind.