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
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!