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Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2021

 

The annual Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) are highly anticipated by staff and students across the University and this year is no different. The anticipation that is, the year itself... who could have predicted?!

This year's TEAs took place online, on 13th May 2021
Winners and shortlists can be found below. The long lists can be found by following the relevant link: Nominees by Category  and Nominees by Department.


What are they?

TEAs are student-led teaching awards that are hosted by the Vice President Education, to recognise the best of Strathclyde's teaching staff. Being student-led means it is solely students who nominate, shortlist and pick the winners. Union staff oversee the process to make everything work smoothly and ensure fairness, but they aren't involved in the decision making.

 

What are the Categories?

Teaching Assistant/ Tutor: Teaching assistants and tutors play a big role in supporting students in their learning. This award shows the appreciation of teaching assistants and tutors who show exceptional dedication and commitment to ensuring their students receive the best academic learning and guidance. 

Teaching Assistant / Tutor Shortlist:

    Shivani Tandon
    Meryem Horasan
    Eleni Andreou
    Lucie Piochaud-Prevost
    Sheik Abdul Malik
    Mohaned Aboshatta

 

The winner is…. 

Meryem Horasan!


Student Community: Another new award in recognition of difficult times we are in, this award recognises staff who have gone out of their way to help students, both new and old, near or far, to feel a part of the Strathclyde community.  

Student Community Shortlist: 

    Kepa Mendibil
    Tom Bourkel
    Susan McCool
    Edward Rowan



The winner is…. 

Edward Rowan
 

Non Teaching Support Staff or Service: This award recognises the hard work of non-teaching staff who support students outside of the lecture hall. From registering programme reps to responding to students’ queries, our departments wouldn’t be the same without the amazing support staff! 

Non Teaching Support Staff or Service Shortlist: 

    Fiona Greer
    Janette Ferguson
    Lisa Mullin
    Lynne Moffat
    Margaret Robinson
    Pamela Peacock
    Vanya Semerdjieva

 

The winner is…. 

Lisa Mullin
 

Best in Faculty: A chance to recognise staff in each Faculty individually. 

Best in Faculty - Business Shortlist: 

    James Bowden 
    Tom Bourkel 
    Phil Taylor

 

The winner is…. 

Tom Bourkel


Best in Faculty - Engineering Shortlist: 

    Kepa Mendibil 
    Richard Adams 
    Laura Hay

 

The winner is…. 

Kepa Mendibil


Best in Faculty - HaSS Shortlist: 

    Lesley Waddell 
    Noémie Jollet 
    Allan Blake

 

The winner is…. 

Allan Blake


Best in Faculty - Science Shortlist:

    Edward Rowan 
    Katie Davidson 
    Gwyn Gould



The winner is…. 

Katie Davidson
 

- Going the Extra Mile: Is there a member of staff that you feel “goes the extra mile” in their role? This award is for teaching staff who have performed above and beyond normal expectations in incredibly challenging circumstances.

Going the Extra Mile Shortlist: 

    Allan Blake
    Carolyn Andrews 
    Jemma Dougan
    Lesley Waddell 
    Margaret Cunningham
    Michael Randall


 

The winner is…. 

Jemma Dougan and Carolyn Andrews

 

Feedback and Support: Did you receive feedback on an essay that really helped you to improve next time round? Or did the support of a staff member help you achieve your academic goals? This award recognises all the amazing work our teaching staff does to help students academically. 

Feedback and Support Shortlist: 

   Catriona Robb
    Damien Williams
    Gwyn Gould
    Laura Hay
    Noémie Jollet
    Richard Adams 

 

The winner is…. 

Damien Williams

 

Enthusiasm: This category highlights the most enthusiastic teaching staff who shows incredible passion for their subject areas, as well as bringing their course to life. 

Enthusiasm Shortlist: 

    Cédric Moreau
    Laura Steckley
    Lesley Waddell
    Noemie Jollet
    Raquel Martinez Martin
    Tom Bourkel

 

The winner is…. 

Lesley Waddell

 

Engagement with Students: With online learning limiting the amount of socializing we all have, this award acknowledges the member or staff who has gone above and beyond to stay engaged and connected with their students virtually. 

Engagement with Students Shortlist:

    Cédric Moreau
    Claire Brogan
    Edward Rowan
    Emma Newlands
    Joanne Cummings
    Laura Piacentini

 

The winner is…. 

Laura Piacentini

 

Digital Innovator: A new category this year, digital innovator recognises the lecturer who has embraced online learning, using it in creative and innovative ways to support students in their learning 

Digital Innovator Award Shortlist: 

    Claire Timmins
    Katie Davidson
    Kellyanne Findlay
    Morgan Feeney
    Steven Ford
    Victoria Hamilton

 

The winner is…. 

Claire Timmins

 

Best Overall:  The lecturer, as voted for by you, who has provided unequivocal support throughout this difficult year.  This type of lecturer doesn't come around often and should be treasured.

Best Overall Shortlist: 

    Cédric Moreau
    Claire Brogan
    Claire Timmins
    Edward Rowan
    Lesley Waddell
    Noémie Jollet
    Penny Haddrill
    Tom Bourkel

 

The winner is…. 

Edward Rowan!!

 

Thanks all for the Teaching Excellence Awards 2021!


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