University Teaching Award Winners Announced

Posted by er134 at Jul 08, 2013 01:10 PM |
University Teaching Fellowship and Teaching Partnership awards are to be presented during the degree ceremonies this week

Seven members of staff will be awarded University Teaching Fellowships in recognition of their inspiring contributions to teaching and curriculum innovation and development. Four of these will be awarded during the degree ceremonies this week.

A further six individuals will receive Teaching Partnership Awards which celebrate excellent contributions from students who teach and support learning, and who make a real impact by contributing directly to the enhancement of the student learning experience. Their certificates will be presented to them at the degree ceremony at which they are due to graduate.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess said: "All our Teaching Fellows and Teaching Partnership award winners have achieved great distinction in their respective fields and this recognition reflects the importance this University attaches to teaching and learning alongside research."

University Teaching Fellowship winners:

  • Dr Blair Grubb of the Department of Cell Physiology & Pharmacology will be recognised for his sustained commitment to leadership and personal excellence in physiology teaching at Leicester and to the promotion of physiology education at Leicester and beyond.
  • Dr Laura Mongan of the Department of Medical & Social Care Education will be recognised for her excellent contribution to undergraduate teaching in the School of Medicine characterised by her commitment to driving educational innovation through effective education leadership of Phase 1 of the MBChB.
  • Dr Sarah Scott of the Department of Archaeology & Ancient History will be recognised for her imaginative, well-organised and inspirational teaching that is underpinned by her passionate belief in the importance of promoting archaeology and ancient history to the widest possible audience.
  • Dr Mervyn Roy of the Department of Physics & Astronomy will be recognised for his proactive, empathetic and innovative contributions to the teaching and student support activities of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Professor Glenn Fulcher of the Department of Education will be recognised for his contributions to the development of an internationally recognised model of language assessment literacy and his success in addressing the needs of teachers who assess students' language ability. To be awarded at January 2014 degree ceremony.
  • Dr Paul Reilly of the Department of Media & Communication will be recognised for his contribution to the enhancement of teaching in the Department of Media and Communication through the development and promotion of digital media technologies and through his sensitivity to responding to student learning needs. To be awarded at January 2014 degree ceremony.
  • Dr Nicola Suter-Giorgini of the Department of Genetics will be recognised for her success in creating tools and resources for teaching genetics that offer genuine, practical innovations for the enhancement of the student learning experience.Dr Phil Wood of the School of Education will be recognised for his excellence in teaching and his success in encouraging and supporting good practice within the School of Education. To be awarded at January 2014 degree ceremony.

Those unable to attend the ceremony in January 2013 will be presented with their award this week:

  • Dr Phil Wood of the School of Education will be recognised for his excellence in teaching and his success in encouraging and supporting good practice within the School of Education.

Teaching Partnership Awards:

  • Aishwarya Desai, studying for a MBChB Year 5 (BSc Intercalated), will be recognised for her dedication to enhancing the student learning experience within the Leicester Medical School through peer-led teaching. Graduated: 1 July 2013
  • Stephanie Bowry, studying for a PhD (Museum Studies), will be recognised for her positive contribution to the School of Museum Studies as characterised by a pro-active and considerate approach to supporting the learning of others.  Due to graduate: January 2015.
  • Victoria Byard, studying  for a PhD (HA&F), will be recognised for her contribution to peer-assisted learning as the co-creator of 'The Salon' research group in the Department of History of Art and Film and her thoughtful and innovative approach to undergraduate teaching in the Department. Due to graduate: January 2015.
  • Barbara Ottolini, studying for a PhD (Genetics), will be recognised for an outstanding and enthusiastic contribution to the enhancement of the student learning experience in the teaching of Genetics. Due to graduate: January 2014.
  • Alexandra Woodall, studying for a PhD (Museum Studies), will be recognised for her significant contribution to the enhancement of learning and teaching in the School of Museum Studies through the development of educational events and activities. Due to graduate: January 2016.
  • Eleonora Zampieri, studying for a PhD (Archaology), will be recognised for the development of resources to stimulate and inspire undergraduate students in their learning of Latin and her sensitivity to individual student learning needs. Due to graduate: January 2017.

Those unable to attend last year’s ceremony will be presented with their awards:

  • Aravindhan Baheerathan, studying for a MBChB (Year 4), will be recognised for his commitment to supporting student learning in the School of Medicine. Graduated July 2013.
  • Emma Tebbs, studying for a PhD (Physics and Astronomy), will be recognised for her contribution to the enhancement of the student learning experience though engagement with programme development activities and laboratory teaching of physics for the Interdisciplinary Science course. Due to graduate: January 2014.

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