This year’s University Teaching Prizes received a record 34 applications from across the University. The Panel, chaired by Professor Richard Reece, was impressed by the range and quality of applications, and the overall commitment to education and the student experience.
The award winners demonstrated both strong evidence of engagement and impact across all 3 criteria: 1. Excellence in Teaching or Supporting Learning; 2. Dissemination and Influence and 3. Above and Beyond Expectations of their roles. A showcase and award event is being planned for the Autumn term.
Division of Arts and Humanities
Winner – Frances Kamm – School of Arts
For her decolonising the curriculum work that championed, embedded and influenced the arts-based curriculum here at the University.
Highly Commended – Christopher Burden-Strevens – School of History
For his above and beyond, influence and excellence in initiatives surrounding student mental health and assessment innovation.
Division of Natural Sciences
Winner – Jill Shepherd, Sashi Kommu, Tim Fenton and Michelle Garrett – School of Biosciences
For their collaborative work on the Patient Centred Engagement of Students clinical day (PaCES), which increased students’ clinical exposure, within the BSc Biomedical Science programme.
Highly Commended – Stefano Biagini, School of Physical Sciences
For his sustained commitment to championing and influencing equality, diversity, and inclusivity considerations.
Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)
Winners – James Bentham, Jack Cunliffe, Rachel McCrea and the wider Year in Data Analytics team – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Careers and Employability Service
For their cross-divisional collaborative Year in Data Analytics initiative.
Division of Human and Social Sciences (HSS)
Winner – Amir-Homayoun Javadi – School of Psychology
For his innovative, captivating, and influential classroom-based teaching.
Highly Commended – Raluca Popp – School of Politics and International Relations
For her collaborative inclusive and student career focused work with the Q-step programme
Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ)
Winner – David Acheson – Centre for Journalism
For his innovative, imaginative, and inspiring online content which had a huge impact on both staff and students.
Highly Commended – Darren Weir – Kent Law School
For his extensive work in building communities of practice within Law
Highly Commended – Tracee Green and Sarah Brown – Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
For their innovative and collaborative development of practitioner-based learning.
University Prize Learning Support
Winner – E-learning Team – Education Directorate
For their sustained excellence, innovation, influence, and impact internally and externally.