NUSU Celebrates Outstanding Staff at the Teaching Excellence Awards
Exceptional staff from Newcastle University who have gone above and beyond in enhancing the academic student experience had their achievements celebrated last night at NUSU’s annual Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs).
The Awards, which take place every year at Newcastle University Students’ Union, recognises the many achievements of staff throughout the University who have provided outstanding teaching or support.
The ‘TEAs’ encourages students to nominate any member of staff, from across the University’s four campuses, that they believe have contributed to their academic life whilst at Newcastle. This year, NUSU received 349 nominations for the eleven different categories. Winners were then announced at the awards on 4th May, with many University staff, representatives and students in attendance.
Chris Duddy, NUSU Education Officer, said: “Not only did we receive more nominations than ever before, but the detail and quality of each nomination was astounding. It made the shortlisting process both a difficult and daunting task, but being able to see the delight on the winners faces last night made the hard work more than worth it!
“We’ve had fantastic support from students and staff from all of our University’s campuses, and we are delighted that the TEAs have been able to recognise fantastic practice across both regional and national boundaries. It is our students who have nominated and shortlisted the excellent entries that we’ve received and I really want to thank them for their support.”
The Newcastle University Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards Winners 2017 are:
Taught Supervisor of the Year
Dr Adél Pásztor (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology)
Research Supervisor of the Year
Dr Luca Panzone (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development)
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Professor Rachel Woodward (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology)
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering)
Dr Alison Graham (School of Biology)
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Faculty of Medical Sciences)
Dr Laura Delgaty (School of Medical Education)
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Global Campuses)
Dr Kenneth McKeegan (NUMed)
Professional Services Staff Member of the Year
Mr Michael Percival (School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials)
Postgraduate Student Who Teaches of the Year
Mr Benjamin Coulson (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology)
Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support
Dr David Walker (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology)
Outstanding Contribution to Feedback
Mr Simon Hacker (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape)
Outstanding Contribution to Innovation
Dr Eleanor Holmes (School of Medical Education)
Chris continued: “The teaching quality and academic support at Newcastle University is exceptionally high and we’re very proud to have been able to help celebrate with outstanding members of staff once more.
“Each of our winners was presented with an engraved glass teapot from the Students’ Union as a keepsake for their hard work. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our winning staff members, as well as the shortlist, and thank all of our students who took the time to nominate.”
For more on information on the Teaching Excellence Awards 2017 please go to www.nusu.co.uk/tea