NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

To celebrate Graduation, nominations for The Education Awards (TEAs) are now open for the duration of the congregations’ period (10-23 July 2019)!  The TEAs are your chance to nominate members of staff who you think have been outstanding and helped improve your student experience during your time at Newcastle, during a time where you will be reflecting on your time at the University. For the TEAs we have nine categories which you can nominate members of staff for. Check out all of the categories you can vote for below.

 

To nominate a member of staff for an award you need to complete the nomination form. To complete the nomination you will need to answer the following question about the member of staff: Explain why you have nominated this member of staff for The Education Awards and in your chosen category. In your explanation, detail how you feel this has had a positive impact on your University experience.

To give the staff member you are nominating the best chance of winning, it is important that you go into detail when answering the question. Examples of comments written about some of last year’s winners are highlighted in the Category Descriptions page.

The information we gather from your nomination is really important to us as we may share your comments anonymously:

  • With the member of staff you nominate
  • Your Head of School or Institute
  • The University’s Learning and Teaching Development Service
  • In TEAs publicity
  • In reports and presentations

This not only helps makes the member of staff feel amazing but it also helps us to represent your academic interests as we can highlight to the University what you think makes great teaching and support, so hopefully they do more of it. By completing the nomination form, you agree to us sharing the content with the above. Please note, at no point will your personal details be disclosed.

For the graduation period, nominations are open between 10 and 23 July 2019. Nominations will then reopen in Autumn 2019 and close again in Spring 2020. Once nominations close, we will then shortlist between three and five members of staff for each award, depending on the award. The winners will then be announced in May at a glamorous awards ceremony, which you will be invited to if your nomination leads to a member of staff being shortlisted.

There are nine different categories that you can nominate an amazing member of staff for in The Education Awards (TEAs). Below, we explain what each of the categories is all about and provide examples from previous nominations that have led to a member of staff winning the award.

Please find the descriptions for each TEA category below. These descriptions should provide you with all the guidance you need to effectively tailor your nomination. For some categories, you will also find excerpts from winning nominations from previous years in italics, to give you some further inspiration!

 

 

 

This award recognises any member of teaching or support staff who has made an exceptional effort to help you enhance your employability or achieve your career goals while at University. This may take the form of: providing excellent careers advice or guidance; assisting you in gaining a placement or work experience position; helping you to secure a job or study place upon graduation; or organising events with employers or alumni.

“They offer great advice to their students on searching for placements and getting them in contact with companies. They regularly update our Blackboard feed and our emails with the latest opportunities available both in and outside the North East as they are the supervisor for the industrial placements and jobs.”

 

 

 

Nominations in this category are invited for members of staff who have provided outstanding pastoral support to students. You should nominate any member of staff who you feel has made an exceptional effort to ensure your personal wellbeing while at University. When nominating a staff member for this award, you should outline the ways their help has positively impacted on your experience at Newcastle University.

“They always have time to ask me how I'm doing, even when they are very busy. Prior to seeking their support, I was seriously considering putting my studies on hold, since my mental health was so bad I was finding it very difficult to continue. But, thanks to everything they have done for me, I have been able to carry on as planned and even make plans for my year abroad next year, which I don't think I would have been able to do back in November.”

 

 

 

This award is given to a member of staff who has made you a better and more confident student as a result of their feedback. When nominating a member of staff in this category, you may wish to consider factors such as the quality, quantity, timeliness and style of feedback they have given you.

“They made sure that feedback was always an inclusive dialogue rather than a lecture. It's clear that they put in enormous amounts of time and consideration into the feedback in a manner which allowed room for individuality and autonomy over all the work we did.”

 

 

 

This award recognises any member of staff who has made specific efforts to ensure that all students, regardless of their protected characteristics, have equal opportunities to succeed. This may take the form of: diversifying module content so that it is more representative of the student body; including students in the co-creation of the curriculum; developing alternative assessment methods which test a wider range of skills than more traditional approaches; researching the attainment gaps within their school or institute and taking specific measures to tackle them; or simply nurturing a welcoming and encouraging environment.

“They are involved in actively promoting the projects of a number of students and alumni in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community such as the Harambee Pisidia festival of black arts and culture. They are great at networking people and adept at nurturing collaborative opportunities that get people together and make them feel welcome and to share together in a supportive environment.”

 

 

 

This award recognises a ,b>non-academic member of staff who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting the learning experience of students. This may have been in the form of helping with the administration of your course, facilitating access to learning resources, or developing a positive academic environment between students and staff in your school.

“They are an inexhaustible source of information on the set up of research experiments in the different labs and have extensive knowledge about all the equipment and techniques that students may want to apply. This has proven to be immensely useful to me and so many other students over the years.”

 

 

 

You should nominate a member of staff in this category if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate taught student who has received exceptional guidance and support from your dissertation supervisor. When nominating your supervisor for this award, you should detail how their supervision has enabled you to research and write a better thesis. In doing so, you may wish to consider their willingness to discuss ideas and how they have helped you resolve any issues that may have arisen during the course of your research.

“Their particular strength lay in the time and effort they provided in helping me to write up the work to produce my thesis. With their experience and extensive knowledge they were able to support me in developing a deeper in-site and greater understanding of theories and how research can be employed to lend evidence to the field.”

 

 

 

The winner of this award will be a member of staff who has provided outstanding academic supervision to postgraduate research students. Their guidance will have enhanced your abilities as a researcher as well as helping you overcome any personal or professional obstacles you may have faced. Factors you may want to consider when nominating a member of staff in this category are their accessibility, ability to communicate successfully and how they have prepared you for the next stage of your career.

“They make research very exciting and challenging, push their students hard beyond their comfort zones such as letting me learn the use of Maple software or doing some project design work. Their sharp and very deep insight has challenged me to expand my mind and to make new links between my research area and other potential research areas.”

 

 

 

This is where you get to create your own TEA! If you think a staff member at the University deserves a TEA, but can’t see a category that they fit into, then you have the opportunity to create your own award. All you need to do is come up with a name for the award and then complete the nomination as you would do for any other category. Then if your nomination is considered outstanding by the judging panel, we will create the award for you and present it to the member of staff you have nominated.

 

 

 

*There will be one Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award for each Faculty and one to cover both the University’s two Overseas Campuses the University’s Campus in London and the University’s INTO provision.

This award recognises members of academic staff –including postgraduate students who teach– whose teaching excels in all areas. Their outstanding teaching should encourage a passion for the subject and engage you actively in the learning process. Factors you might wish to consider when nominating a member of staff in this category are their teaching methods and approaches, their role in deepening your understanding of the course content, or how they have enabled you to become a more effective learner.

There is one award per faculty and one encompassing the global campuses (NU London, INTO, Singapore Campuses (NUIS), NUMed (Malaysia)).

“Through their teaching methods and positive attitude throughout the module, I managed to receive results I could only have dreamed of beforehand. Their methods did not just involve being talked at, but guiding us through examples during the lectures, step by step, so that we developed a good understanding of how the concepts and actions they spoke of could actually be put into practice.”

 

2019/20 will be the eighth year of the TEAs. To highlight the history of the event celebrate this fact, we wanted to highlight who was shortlisted and won in previous years. Winners are highlighted in bold. See if you know any of the staff who has been previously shortlisted and if you have found them inspiring make sure you nominate them this year.

 

 

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – FMS Faculty
  • Dr Andrew Chaytor – School of Medical Education
  • Dr Neil Keegan – Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Dr Andrea Clarke – School of Medical Education

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – SAgE Faculty
  • Dr Evgenios Kakariadis – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • Dr Dan Nesbitt – School of Computing
  • Dr Clive Emary – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HaSS Faculty
  • Samuel Anaya-Guzman – School of Modern Languages
  • Dr Helene Tyrrell – Law School
  • Dr Dariusz Gafijczuk – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses
  • Dr Kok-Keong Tan – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
  • Dr Vasantha Subramaniyam – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
  • Dr Valliammai Valliyappan – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

 

Taught Supervisor of the Year
  • Zoe Cooper – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Adam Potts – Philosophical Studies
  • Dr Heather Brown – Institute of Health and Society
  • Dr Laura Delgaty – School of Medical Education

 

Research Supervisor of the Year
  • Professor Pauline Dixon – School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
  • Dr Chris Haywood – School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Anke Neumann – School of Engineering
  • Professor Matthew Gorton – Newcastle University Business School

 

Outstanding Contribution to Feedback
  • Dr Judy Murray – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Dr Evgenios Kakariadis – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • Dr Caron Newman – School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Dr Michael Waugh – School of Arts and Cultures

 

Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support
  • Professor Elaine McColl- Institute of Health and Society
  • Dr Simon Corcoran – School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Dr Lindsey Ferrie – School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr Alison Copeland – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

 

Outstanding Contribution to Employability
  • Helen Adamson – School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr Richard McQuade – School of Pharmacy
  • Dr Helen St Clair-Thompson – School of Psychology
  • Dr Chris O’Malley – School of Engineering

 

Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Gerard Corsane – School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Patrick Rosenkranz – School of Psychology
  • Dr Philip Garrett - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Dr Colin Brown – Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences

 

Professional Services Staff Member of the Year
  • Mogamalar Ramasamy – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
  • Sean Mallen – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Jo Day – Newcastle University Students’ Union
  • Angela Mattison – Institute of Health and Society
 

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – FMS Faculty

  • Dr Richard Holmes – School of Dental Sciences
  • Professor Stephen McHanwell – School of Medical Education
  • Dr Sinead Mullally – Institute of Neuroscience

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – SAGE Faculty

  • Dr Emmi Hall – School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr Kyle Montague – School of Computing
  • Dr Rajesh Tiwari – School of Engineering

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HASS Faculty

  • Dr Saurabh Bhattacharya – Business School
  • Dr Robin Humphrey – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Dr David Rose – Philosophical Studies

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses Faculty

  • Dr Ong Gimseong – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
  • Dr Imam Shaik – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
  • Dr Steven Tay – Newcastle University in Singapore

 

Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support

  • Miss Carla Chivers – School of Psychology
  • Dr Joanna Matthan – School of Medical Education
  • Miss Justine McGruther – School of Engineering
  • Mrs Christina Mueller-Stewart – School of Modern Languages

 

Outstanding Contribution to Feedback

  • Dr Tom Astley – School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Samuel Austin – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Dr Lisa Foran – Philosophical Studies
  • Dr Joanna Matthan – School of Medical Education

 

Taught Supervisor of the Year Category

  • Dr Mike Althaus – School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr Laura Delgaty – School of Medical Education
  • Dr Ghada Khattab – School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
  • Dr Andrew Mellon – School of Medical Education

 

Research Supervisor of the Year Category

  • Dr Matthew Leach – School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr Gerard O’Brien – Newcastle University in Singapore
  • Professor David Reay – School of Engineering
  • Professor Paul Seedhouse – School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Employability

  • Dr Phil Ansell – School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • Dr Kamelia Boodhoo – School of Engineering
  • Mrs Lindsay Johnson – Careers Service
  • Dr Beth Lawry – School of Biomedical Sciences

 

Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity in Teaching

  • Dr Fiona Anderson – School of Arts and Cultures
  • Ms Fae Hodgson – School of Medical Education
  • Mrs Ashleigh King – University Corporate Affairs
  • Dr David Walker- School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

 

Professional Services Staff Member of the Year

  • Mr Stephen Bowden – Careers Service
  • Mr Rob Dixon – School of Engineering
  • Mr Mark Halpin – Newcastle University IT
  • Miss Melissa Ware – School of Engineering
 

 

Outstanding Contribution to Innovation
  • Dr Sarah Campbell – School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Dr Eleanor Holmes – School of Medical Education
  • Dr Adam Potts – Philosophical Studies
  • Dr Ellen Tullo – School of Biomedical Sciences

Professional Services Staff Member of the Year
  • Mr Stephen Bowden – University Careers Service
  • Mr Nathan Hudson – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Mrs Ashleigh King – Newcastle University Advancement
  • Mr Michael Percival – School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support
  • Dr Carol Moxam – School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
  • Dr Katarina Novakovic – School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
  • Dr David Walker – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Dr Stephen Walls – School of Arts and Cultures

Postgraduate Student who Teaches of the Year
  • Ms Rachael Bailes – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Miss Zoe Cooper – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Mr Benjamin Coulson – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Mr Stephen Johnson – School of Maths and Stats

Contribution to Outstanding Feedback
  • Dr Laura Delgaty – School of Medical Education
  • Dr Ella Dzelzainis – School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Mr Simon Hacker – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Mrs Melissa Walker – School of Dental Sciences

Taught Supervisor of the Year
  • Dr Thomas Astley – Combined Honours Centre
  • Dr Bruce Charlton – School of Psychology
  • Dr Adel Pasztor – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Dr Stuart Watson – Institute of Neuroscience

Research Supervisor of the Year
  • Professor Matthew Gorton – Business School
  • Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul – Law School
  • Dr Ben Horrocks – School of Chemistry
  • Dr Luca Panzone - School of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Dr Laura Delgaty – School of Medical Education
  • Dr Jeffry Hogg – Institute of Genetic Medicine
  • Professor Stephen McHanwell – School of Medical Education

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr Gareth Longstaff – School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Stephen Walls – School of Arts and Cultures
  • Professor Rachel Woodward – School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Dr Michael Carroll – School of Chemistry
  • Dr Alison Graham – School of Biology
  • Dr Emmi Hall – School of Biology

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses (NU London, NUMed (Malaysia), NUIS (Singapore).
  • Dr Burak Can Cerik – NUIS (Singapore)
  • Dr Huai Sengh Loh - NUMed (Malaysia)
  • Dr Kenneth McKeegan – NUMED (Malaysia)
 

 

Innovative Teaching Methods – Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Dr Laura Delgaty - School of Medical Education
  • Professor Harry Gilbert - Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Iain Keenan - School of Medical Education
  • Dr Amy Loveland - School of Medical Education

Innovative Teaching Methods – Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Professor Peter Gosling - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Dr Helen Kendall - AFRD (NUIS – Singapore)
  • Dr Ian Singleton - School of Biology
  • Dr John Vines - School of Computing Science

Innovative Teaching Methods – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr Stacy Gillis - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Nick Megoran - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Dr Michael Richardson - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Jennifer Stephens - Newcastle Law School

Contribution to Pastoral Support Category
  • Dr Elena Katselli -Newcastle Law School
  • Professor Penny Lovat - Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Dr Charlotte Paterson - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Dr Kathryn Robson - School of Modern Languages
  • Dr Christopher Vernazza - School of Dental Sciences

Contribution to Outstanding Feedback
  • Dr Jaime Amezaga - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Dr Laura Delgaty - School of Medical Education
  • Miss Jenny Johnstone - Newcastle Law School
  • Dr Evgenios Kakariadis - School of Maths and Stats
  • Dr Efstathia Tzemou - School of Psychology

Research Supervisor of the Year
  • Dr Adam Brandt - School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences
  • Professor Anders Holmberg - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Ghada Khattab - School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences
  • Professor Paul Seedhouse - School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences
  • Dr William van der Wurff - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Taught Supervisor of the Year
  • Dr Sarah Dunn - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Dr Ralf Kist - School of Dental Sciences
  • Dr Joanna Matthan - School of Medical Education
  • Dr Sinead Mullally - Institute of Neuroscience
  • Dr Neil Ross - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Support Staff of the Year
  • Mr David Earley - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Ms Loiana Leal-Pavlichenko - School of Modern Languages
  • Mr Graham Patterson - Student IT services (NUIT)
  • Mr David Race - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Melissa Ware - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Overall Contribution to Outstanding Practice
  • Dr Ian Biddle - School of Arts and Culture
  • Dr Julia Cooper - School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
  • Dr Sarah Dunn - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Reverend Catherine Lack - Student Wellbeing
  • Dr Jason Steggles - School of Computing Science
 

 

Innovative Teaching Methods – Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Dr Clare Guilding - School of Medical Education
  • Dr Iain Keenan - School of Medical Education
  • Professor Adrian Rees - School of Biomedical Sciences

Innovative Teaching Methods – Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Dr John Colquhoun - School of Computing Science
  • Dr Alton Horsfall - School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dr Martin Johnston - School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Innovative Teaching Methods – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr Nanette De-Jong - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Nicholas Morgan - School of Modern Languages
  • Keith Patten - Newcastle Law School

Contribution to Pastoral Support
  • Dr Nanette De-Jong - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Clare Guilding - School of Medical Education
  • Dr Gareth Longstaff - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr David Walker - School of Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Dr Andreas Werner - School of Biomedical Sciences

Outstanding Contribution to Feedback
  • Dr Chris Baldwin - School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr Chris Haywood - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Evgenios Kakariadis - School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr Venda Pollock - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Julie Stewart - School of Medical Education

Research Supervisor of the Year
  • Professor Andrew Benniston - School of Chemistry
  • Professor Anders Homberg - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Sara Marsham - School of Marine Science and Technology
  • Dr Heike Pichler - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr William van der Wurff - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Taught Supervisor of the Year
  • Giles Bailey - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Chris Haywood - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Joanna Matthan - School of Medical Education
  • Dr Philip McGowan - School of Biology
  • Dr Carol Moxam - School of Arts and Cultures

Support Staff of the Year
  • Anne Lamb - School of Medical Education
  • Deborah Macleod - Combined Honours
  • Justine McGruther - School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
  • Stephen Rowarth - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Erika Servin - School of Arts and Cultures

Overall Teaching Excellence Award
  • Dr Clare Guilding - School of Medical Education
 

 

Innovative Teaching Methods
  • Alison Dunn - Newcastle Law School
  • Dr John Colquhoun - School of Computing Science
  • Dr Stacy Gillis - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Chris Haywood - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Professor Jeremy Lakey - Institute of Cell and Molecular Bioscience

Contribution to Pastoral Support
  • Dr Katherine Cooper - School of English Literature Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Malcolm Farrow - School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr James Field - School of Dental Sciences
  • Dawn Jones - AFRD (NUIS – Singapore)
  • Colin Murray - Newcastle Law School

Contribution to Outstanding Feedback
  • Dr Jaime Amezaga - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Professor Philip Bradley - School of Medical Education (Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia)
  • Dr Michael Jackson - Institute of Genetic Medicine
  • Dr Venda Pollock - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Andrea Wilczynski - School of Modern Languages

Research Supervisor of the Year
  • Professor Hartmut Behr - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • Dr Nils Braakmann and Professor John Wildman (joint) - Newcastle University Business School
  • Dr Lindi Chen - Northern Institute for Cancer Research
  • Dr Stacy Gillis - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Ghada Khattab - School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Taught Supervisor of the Year
  • Robert Davidson - School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
  • Dr Ben Houston - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Dr Joseph Lawson - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Professor Penny Lovat - Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Dr Diana Paton - School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Support Staff of the Year
  • Sherry Chua - School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering (NUIS - Singapore)
  • Justine Easten - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Richard Hogg - Newcastle Law School
  • Janice McIntyre - Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Carole Todd - Institute of Cellular Medicine
 

 

Innovative Teaching Methods of the Year

  • Dr Michael Barr - School of Geography Politics and Sociology
  • Professor Peter Hopkins - School of Geography Politics and Sociology
  • Steven Pattinson - Newcastle University Business School
  • Professor Chris Petkov - Institute of Neuroscience
  • Dr Andrew Shail - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

 

Contribution to Pastoral Support

  • Professor Colin Bryson - Combined Honours Centre
  • Dr Nanette De Jong - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Dr Kyle Grayson - School of Geography Politics and Sociology
  • Dr Gareth Longstaff - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Marek Tokarski - Student and Academic Services

 

Contribution to Outstanding Feedback

  • Professor Helen Berry - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Dr Nils Braakmann and Professor John Wildman (joint) - Newcastle University Business School
  • Tom Bramald - School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Dr Franck Michel - School of Modern Languages
  • Professor Maggie Tallerman - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

 

Research Supervisor of the Year

  • Professor Rudy Bilous - Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Professor Anders Holmberg - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Professor David Leat - School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
  • Professor Rhiannon Mason - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Professor Alex Yakovlev - School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

Taught Supervisor of the Year

  • Dr Claire Brewster - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Abbie Garrington - School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Professor Tom Joyce - School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering
  • Professor Penny Lovat - Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Professor Janet Wilson - Institute of Health & Society

 

Support Staff of the Year

  • Bernard Bowler - School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
  • Samantha Ducker, Lynne Rawles, Laura Robinson and Nuala Davies - FMS Graduate School
  • Helen French - FMS Graduate School
  • Joanna Goatman - School of Arts and Cultures
  • Sandra Haney - SAGE Faculty Office

 

 

 

 

We are excited to share our third annual TEAs Report with you. We believe that this is our most in-depth and insightful TEAs Report to date.

To produce this year’s Report, we analysed the nominations from the 2017/18 TEAs and identified the key themes which attest to the richness of teaching and learning as you see it at Newcastle. We also analysed the nomination data from the 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 TEAs and identified long term trends.

A key finding of this year’s Report is that, while the nominations clearly demonstrate your appreciation for staff, they do not really serve as a measure of teaching ‘excellence’.

As a result of our findings, we’ve decided to rename our awards to ‘The Education Awards (TEAs)’ to better reflect the character of your TEAs nominations. We also make a series of observations about the disciplinary differences within student perceptions of teaching approaches which we believe constitute a unique contribution to existing research on the topic.

We hope that you find the Report engaging, and we are sure that you will be as inspired as we are by its accounts of exceptional teaching and support.

If you would like to discuss the findings in more detail, or receive a presentation on the report in your Student-Staff Committee, you can contact Joe Barton (rrc.union@ncl.ac.uk).

As part of The Education Awards, NUSU hosts a glamourous awards ceremony each year. Check out the pictures from previous years’ awards ceremonies and see if you can spot anyone you know.