Last night the NUSU Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony took place at the Students’ Union, bringing together staff and students to celebrate the amazing work of Newcastle University staff members, and to announce the winners.
The (TEAs) is a student-led scheme aimed at recognising Newcastle University’s brilliant staff for their commitment to learning, on-going support and contribution to the University experience. Each year NUSU asks students from across the University to nominate members of staff who are providing outstanding teaching or support and thank them for their time and efforts. This year has been no exception as a record number of nominations were received, totalling 403, across the 11 categories.
Speaking after the awards, NUSU Education Officer Rowan South said, “Tonight has been a brilliant evening, celebrating a great year at Newcastle and showing what a credit the staff are to this University and how much students value their care and support. Congratulations to everyone who has been involved”.
The Education Officer continued: “I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the students who nominated in this year’s awards, and offer congratulations to all the shortlisted and winning staff members. I would also like to thank everyone behind the scenes who planned and organised the awards and the ceremony, it has been a terrific year and I am sure Jonny will enjoy organising these awards next time around!”
The winners of this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards are:
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – FMS Faculty
Professor Stephen McHanwell – School of Medical Education
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – SAGE Faculty
Dr Rajesh Tiwari – School of Engineering
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HASS Faculty
Dr Robin Humphrey – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses Faculty
Dr Ong Gimseong – Newcastle University Medicine (Malaysia)
Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support
Dr Joanna Matthan – School of Medical Education
Outstanding Contribution to Feedback
Dr Tom Astley – School of Arts and Cultures
Taught Supervisor of the Year Category
Dr Andrew Mellon – School of Medical Education
Research Supervisor of the Year Category
Professor David Reay – School of Engineering
Outstanding Contribution to Student Employability
Dr Kamelia Boodhoo – School of Engineering
Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity in Teaching
Ms Fae Hodgson – School of Medical Education
Professional Services Staff Member of the Year
Mr Mark Halpin – Newcastle University IT
If you would like to find out more information about the TEAs, you can head to the TEAs website: www.nusu.co.uk/tea.