University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship 2015 winners announced

Posted by pt91 at Jul 22, 2015 02:40 PM |
Awards presented during degree ceremonies

Six members of staff have been awarded University Distinguished Teaching Fellowships in recognition of their inspiring contributions to teaching and curriculum innovation and development. Four of these were awarded during the degree ceremonies last week.

The recipients of Distinguished Teaching Fellowships for 2015 are:

Dr Andrew Ward - for his commitment to the enhancement of undergraduate medical education, notably through the incorporation of innovative electronic tools for the teaching of communication skills within the School of Medical and Social Care Education
Dr Clive Marsh - for his outstanding and innovative contribution to the teaching of adult learners and in encouraging students and staff to strive for excellence.
Dr Simon Vaughan - for his innovations in the teaching of statistical methods, and his leading contribution to the enhancement of excellence in teaching within the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dr Chris Wilkins - for his outstanding leadership of learning and teaching within the School of Education, and his wider contributions to the development of teacher education both nationally and internationally.

A further two recipients will receive their awards in the January graduation ceremonies:

  • Mrs Nichola Gretton - for her leadership in the design, development and delivery of innovative curricula and other teaching and learning enhancement projects that have made a real difference.
  • Dr Lynnette Matthews - for her outstanding contribution to the promotion of an effective learning experience for students, and in the support of the development of teaching excellence across the institution.

A further ten individuals received 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. These were presented at the Student Awards evening on 10 June:

  • Zeeshan AFZAL (MBChB 4) - In recognition of his role in initiating and sustaining the Leicester Medical Students' Journal Club, a key contributor to peer-led learning.
  • Maheer AZMAT (LL.B. Law 3) - In recognition of founding and convening the Leicester University Law Society Support programme, which provides student-to-student mentoring and learning support.
  • Gina FOX (Ph.D. Criminology) - In recognition of her wide-ranging and effective contributions to student learning and employability in the Department of Criminology.
  • Liam HARRIS and Melissa McHUGH (Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy) - In recognition of the design of an experimental module in Space Exploration Systems, that has now also become the foundation for a second-year group research project.
  • Oliver JONES (MBChB 4/Intercalated B.Sc.) - In recognition of a wide-ranging and effective contribution to the learning and success of medical students in anatomy.
  • Rafael MITCHELL (Ph.D. Education) - In recognition of his contributions to teaching and curriculum development in international education and to the successful induction of international students.
  • Sarah PLUMB (Ph.D. Museum Studies) - In recognition of enriching the learning and success of fellow students in Museum Studies, especially in the development of a major exhibition.
  • Alice SHAW (LL.B. Maitrise) - In recognition of her major contributions to a project that has redesigned assessment and feedback in the School of Law.
  • Cintia VELAZQUEZ MARRONI (Ph.D. Museum Studies) - In recognition of a sustained, energetic and wide-ranging contribution to the learning and success of fellow students in Museum Studies.

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