Six winners were selected by the panel for this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards, which were celebrated with a short ceremony at Christie’s Bistro on 26th May hosted by Professor Clive Agnew.
The winners of these awards will now join the University Teaching Excellence Network along with previous winners, our National Teaching Fellows and Distinguished Achievement Medallists to support and influence teaching and learning development in the future.
The panel is drawn from across the University and chaired by Professor Kersti Börjars. The winners demonstrated individual excellence, evidence of supporting and developing colleagues, impact and engagement beyond their immediate role as well as a commitment to their own development in teaching and learning.
In making the awards, the panel were particularly impressed by:
- Caroline Bowsher, Faculty of Life Sciences for all that she has achieved in this area, both with respect to teaching — in particular the Bioethics unit — and with respect to her work with colleagues.
- Will Carey, Teaching and Learning Support Office by the way in which he truly made the most of his role and made a real difference to students, both directly and indirectly through the PASS leaders and through his influence on academic colleagues.
- Iain Dupere, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering by the way in which he put thought and effort into making teaching and learning fun.
- Gemma Edwards, School of Social Sciences (Sociology)for her approach to her own teaching and to the students’ learning, and with the way in which she combined support for employability and encouraging community building through the ‘ProD’.
- Jennifer Silverthorne, Manchester Pharmacy School with the way in which she has engaged in development both at the level of her own course units and at programme level, especially with respect to the work on providing placements.
- Judy Williams, Manchester Medical School by the breadth and depth of her profile.
Congratulations to you all!
TEA Winners 2014-15 (Left to Right):
Judy Williams, Iain Dupere, Gemma Edwards, Will Carey, Caroline Bowsher, Jennifer Silverthorne.