Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex celebrates excellent teaching and support staff

Forty-one members of staff have been announced as winners of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Staff and students put forward their nominations earlier in the year, after which nominees were asked to submit reflective statements evidencing how they met the criteria for the award and including feedback from colleagues and students.

School Teaching and Learning Committees reviewed the statements and agreed which of those met the criteria for award.

The full list of winners is below:

Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching

Outstanding or Innovative Postgraduate Teaching

Oustanding or Innovative Assessment and Feedback

Outstanding Support for the Learning Experience of Students

Outstanding Professional Services Support for the Learning Experience of Students

Professor Clare Mackie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), said: “I am delighted that these awards allow us to celebrate teaching and learning at Sussex, which established a reputation for teaching and learning in the 1960s when it broke the mould to ‘redraw the map of learning’ – since then delivering innovative teaching, learning and student support.

“With the current pace of life, however, we often forget to reflect and celebrate the high-quality achievement in these areas.

“The University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards give us a chance to do this.  These awards are richly deserved and transform the future of our students.”

On behalf of the BMEc Employer Engagement Team, Marni McArthur said: “We are immensely proud of receiving this award and all thoroughly enjoy supporting the largest placement cohort within the University.

“Our work is particularly rewarding because of the relationships we have fostered with excellent colleagues across campus, employers and (of course) enthusiastic and motivated BMEc placement students.”

Dr Anne-Marie Angelo was one of the winners of the award for Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching. She said: “I’m delighted to receive this award. I very much enjoy teaching at Sussex – students here are curious, critical, and engaged.

“The innovative curricula in History and American Studies have inspired me to take creative pedagogical approaches, and to see teaching as a natural extension of my own research passions.”

Dr Kathy Romer, winner of two awards, said:I am delighted with this award, but I definitely cannot take all the credit for it: the students have come up with all the brilliant ideas, and my fabulous Associate Tutors have done a brilliant job taking absolute beginners and turning them into confident experts.”

Certificates for the Excellence in Teaching Awards will be handed out at the next Teaching and Learning Conference.

Excellence in Teaching Awards will be announced again next academic year. All staff who receive a nomination in the 2015 Student Led Teaching Awards will be invited to take part in the awards. For further details, please visit the ADQE website.


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