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The Education Awards

Hosted by Newcastle University Students’ Union, The Education Awards (TEAs) are students' opportunity to show their appreciation and reward exceptional staff from across Newcastle University who have had a massive impact on their student experience. Find out who our 2021 winners are below.


Awards Winners

On the evening of 29th April 2021, the virtual ceremony The Education Awards took place, bringing together staff and students to celebrate the amazing work of Newcastle University staff members and to announce the winners.

Hosted by Newcastle University Students’ Union, The Education Awards (TEAs) are your opportunity to show your appreciation and reward exceptional staff from across Newcastle University who has had a massive impact on your student experience. This year has been no exception as we received a record 674 nominations, across the 12 categories.

Hosted by your Education Officer, Sian Dickie, and Postgraduate Officer, Charlotte Boulton, Sian commented following the virtual ceremony: “This year’s TEAs have been a brilliant celebration of the amazing work of University staff through what has been an exceptionally challenging year. The volume and content of the nominations show how much students value the effort staff have put into this year and the appreciation they have congratulations to everyone who has been involved”.

Your winners for this year’s The Education Awards are:


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HASS Faculty

Dr Ronnie Das - Newcastle University Business School


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – SAGE Faculty

Dr Roy Sanderson - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – FMS Faculty

Dr Caroline Allen - School of Psychology


Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses Faculty

Dr Rosita Louis - Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia


Taught Supervisor of the Year

Dr Ralf Kist - School of Dental Sciences


Research Supervisor of the Year

Professor Thomas Scharf - Population Health Sciences Institute


Outstanding Contribution to Feedback

Dr Michael Waugh - School of Arts and Cultures


Outstanding Contribution to Student Employability

Dr Joe Barton - Newcastle University Students' Union


Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Dr Ian McDonald - School of Arts and Cultures


Outstanding Contribution to Academic Support

Dr Lisa Garforth - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology


Outstanding Contribution to Personal Support

Dr Ruth Houghton - Newcastle Law School


Pandemic Solidari-TEA

Dr Elizabeth Evans - School of Psychology


Sian 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 congratulations to all the shortlisted and winning staff. I would also like to thank everyone behind the scenes who planned and organised the awards and the virtual ceremony. It has been a terrific year for the TEAs and I am sure Livia will enjoy organising these awards next year!”

If you missed the ceremony, you can watch back NUTV’s live coverage of the event here.

Nominations for the 2022 TEAs will open over the graduation period and then again in the new academic year, so start thinking about who you would like to nominate for next year’s awards!


Awards Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for The Education Awards (TEAs). We received a massive 674 nominations, many of them going into amazing detail about why you rate these members of staff so highly.

Your Education Officer, Sian Dickie, and several your amazing student reps have read through all the nominations to create a shortlist for each of the categories: an incredibly difficult task considering the high standard of nominations. However, we are delighted to announce that the 2021 TEAs shortlist is as follows:

 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – HASS Faculty 

  • Dr James Bilsland - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology 
  • Dr Ronnie Das - Newcastle University Business School 
  • Dr Philip Garrett - School of History, Classics and Archaeology 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – SAGE Faculty 

  • Dr Andrew Baggaley - School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics 
  • Dr Julian Knight - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Dr Roy Sanderson - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – FMS Faculty 

  • Dr Caroline Allen - School of Psychology 
  • Dr Darren Johnson - School of Psychology 
  • Helen Mather - School of Dental Sciences 

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching – Global Campuses Faculty 

  • Dr Rosita Louis - Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia 
  • Dr Ravi Mistry - Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia 
  • Dr Yen Nee Tan - Newcastle University in Singapore 
  • Dr Joe Barton - Newcastle University Students' Union  
  • Dr Beth Lawry - School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences 
  • Dr Sarah Morley - Newcastle Law School 
  • Dr Zarah Pattison - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Dr Adam Brandt - School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences 
  • Dr Lisa Garforth - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology 
  • Dr Sharon Ong - Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia 
  • Dr Susanna Phillippo - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Jenny Dawley - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology 
  • Dr Ruth Houghton - Newcastle Law School 
  • Professor Richard Mullender – Newcastle Law School 
  • Dr Adam Rathbone - School of Pharmacy
  • Sarah Lillico - University Student Health and Wellbeing Service 
  • Professor Caroline Walker-Gleaves - School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences 
  • Dr Michael Waugh - School of Arts and Cultures 
  • Professor Rachel Woodward - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology 
  • Sandy Alden - University Student Health and Wellbeing Service 
  • Dr Fiona Anderson - School of Arts and Cultures 
  • Dr Ian McDonald - School of Arts and Cultures 
  • Dr Billie-Dee Moffat-Knox - School of Psychology 
  • Dr Ralf Kist - School of Dental Sciences 
  • Dr Ruth Machen - School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape 
  • Dr Katie Markham - School of Arts and Cultures 
  • Dr Marion Pfeifer - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Dr Dunja Fehimovic - School of Modern Languages 
  • Dr James Knight - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Dr Ruth McAreavey - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology 
  • Professor Thomas Scharf - Population Health Sciences Institute 
  • Samuel Anaya-Guzman - School of Modern Languages 
  • Dr Elizabeth Evans - School of Psychology 
  • Dr Menelaos Gkartzios - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Dr Franck Michel - Combined Honours Centre 

2021 Ceremony

We are also busy prepping for the fancy TEAs virtual ceremony that will take place on 29 April 2021. If it was your nomination that led to a staff member being shortlisted for one of the awards, we will be in touch with you directly with more information about how you can attend and see if your staff member is one of our winners.

Finally, we are starting to look through all the nominations and your responses on our Instagram page as part of our work on the 2021 TEAs Report. This will help us see if there are any trends or interesting themes that come from the content of the nominations which we can use to encourage more of the same across the University.


Previous Winners

Last year we received a massive 543 nominations! Once again, we were incredibly impressed with the high quality of the nominations submitted. It really does show the amazing impact Newcastle University staff have on your student experience. 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19 we were not able to host the usual TEAs ceremony in 2020. Instead, last year’s winning staff give their acceptance speeches and messages of thanks in the video below. The video also includes tributes from some of the students who nominated this year’s winners, explaining why the staff member they nominated is so deserving of their award. 

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