July 7, 2016, by Teaching at Nottingham
PGR Teaching Awards 2016
The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning.
In 2016 there were five winners who each received a certificate and a £100 voucher at the Tri-Campus awards. Due to the high calibre of applicants, an additional four received a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate.
The winners are:
Sarah Brydges, Pharmacy – for her innovative contributions to the Pharmacy Leadership and Management Module and the role she has played in enthusing student learning in this module.
Kian Chuan Ong, Civil Engineering (UNMC) – For his positive contribution to supporting learning in a subject found difficult and complex by students and for his ambassador role in taking this beyond UoN.
Samuel Cooper, American and Canadian Studies – for adopting innovative and challenging approaches to teaching and learning and particularly supporting less confident students and the acknowledgement of his positive impact on wider learning demonstrated by his SET performance.
Tim Coughlin, Medicine – for his significant contribution to Teaching and Learning of Orthopaedics at UoN, and the considerable wider reach and benefits this has had to external learners through his innovative online educational materials.
Bobby Hyde, Veterinary Medicine and Science – for his enthusiasm and aptitude for teaching evidenced by his student centred approach and positive feedback from learners.
The four applications that were highly commended, are:
- Benjamin Beranek, Kian Ong and Pawel Smietanka Economics
- Vicky Strong Veterinary Medicine and Science
- Sudhir Venkatesan Medicine
- Feicheng Wang Economics (UNNC)
The award for 2017 will be publicised at the end of this year in Nottingham, China and Malaysia campuses. Applicants may support teaching and learning through a wide range of activities, including: demonstrating in laboratory classes, distance learning, leading seminars or tutorials, supporting project work, lecturing or assessing and giving feedback on student work. Postgraduate research students and research-only Postdocs who teach, either individually or as part of a group are eligible to apply.
These awards are given to people who can show innovative and reflective practice by:
• Improving effectiveness in their teaching and support of learning
• Making appropriate changes in learning activities or techniques
• Evaluating and reflecting on the impact of their intervention and possibilities for further development
For further details please contact Helen Cowley in Professional Development.