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Students’ Guild Teaching Awards

Students rush to nominate best in teaching

Students have been nominating staff in the inaugural Students’ Guild Teaching Awards. There were five different categories, with each nomination accompanied by a 100-word supporting statement. An impressive 216 nominations were received for Business School staff and a panel of Business School students took the final decisions.

The Business School winners in each category are now being considered for the overall University level award, and these results will be announced at an awards ceremony in Devonshire House on the evening of May 5th. The Business School will follow this with its own ceremony and celebration of teaching excellence on the afternoon of May 7th.

The winners in each category are as follows:

Lecturer of the Year – John Maloney
Lecturer of the Year (Runner up) – Alex Thompson

Tutor of the Year – Aurel Kucani
Tutor of the Year (Runner up) – Jackie Bagnall
Tutor of the Year (Highly Commended) – James Marks

Most Innovative Teacher – Jennifer Wren
Most Innovative Teacher (Runner up) – Dieter Balkenborg

Feedbacker of the Year – Alex Thompson
Feedbacker of the Year (Runner up) – Beverley Hawkins

Support Staff of the Year – Maureen Costelloe
Support Staff of the Year (Runner up) – Shirley Learmonth

The Business School has also been nominated in the overall University awards for "Best Employability Support" for the work of Rachel Torr and Jenny Phillips.

The nomination commentary provided by students clearly shows their appreciation of the commitment to outstanding teaching and learning across the Business School. Students applauded the support provided by personal tutors and members of professional services, were enthralled by the passion staff showed for their subjects, were engaged by the use of new technologies in teaching and learning and felt rewarded by encouraging and positive feedback that improved their understanding.

Congratulations to all.

Date: 8 April 2010

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