February 28, 2020, by Matthew Lumley

Module of the Year 2020: How your nominations can make a difference

You have the opportunity to nominate the module that has had the most positive impact on your personal and professional development. It is more about the quality of what you write than the number of nominations we receive. So the more you tell us about how great your favourite module is the better chance it has of winning. All you have to do to nominate your Module of the Year is fill out our simple online form.

In this article read from last year’s winner and how you can help celebrate the work of our module convenors.

What happened last year?

Module students receiving prize on behalf of Cora Lindsay from 2017 winners – Save the Children

Winner: English Language Support for Refugees 

Inspiring Young People

Public Speaking

Save the Children Enterprise Scheme

The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians

What the module convenor said?

“I felt this module would address two needs. Firstly, it would fill a significant gap in the English language provision for the refugee and asylum-seeking community in the Nottingham area. Secondly, it would offer our trainee and other aspiring teachers the opportunity to acquire teaching experience in a multi-cultural environment.

Over the two years I have been running the module, students have put energy, enthusiasm and commitment into their teaching. It has been hugely rewarding to work with them and the refugee learners.

I am genuinely thrilled that the hard work we have all put into this module has been recognised with this award. I would also say that it has been a pleasure to work with the Nottingham Advantage Award team who make the administration and set up of these modules so straightforward.”

Cora Lindsay, Module convenor for English Language Support for Refugees

What did you, the students, say?

“It has definitely improved my adaptability and flexibility in the classroom. It has helped my lesson planning abilities, the way I explain vocabulary and grammar, and has changed – for the better – the way that I teach. It has been fantastic to see the refugees improve so quickly and has been a really rewarding experience.”

“The module has helped me gain many valuable skills that I can apply outside of university and has also made an immediate, positive impact for the refugees who took part.”

“This module made me increasingly more certain that I want to join the education sector. I cannot imagine myself doing anything other than teaching now. I am incredibly happy that Cora has launched such a fantastic module in which I can practise my teaching skills. I would highly recommend this Advantage Award module.”

Show your appreciation and nominate now

Have you had a great experience on an Advantage Award module? Has it helped you develop your skills or impacted on you personally? Why not say thank you by nominating it for Module of the Year.

The winning module convenor will be presented with their prize at our Celebration Event in June.

Want to speak to one of the Award team then please contact us at nottingham-advantage-award@nottingham.ac.uk

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