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'Most Supportive Member of Staff' Award

Congratulations to Jay Pengelly, our Department Administrator in Cornwall, for winning ‘Most Supportive Member of Staff’ at the Exeter Teaching Awards, 2011 (for the second year running!).

While Universities across the country are trying to prove the quality of their teaching, the excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated last week at the annual teaching awards.

The winners were selected by students in a survey organised by the University of Exeter Students’ Guild. The awards ceremony formally recognises outstanding teaching and support at the University.

On collecting her award Jay Pengelly thanked the students for their nomination, adding how much she “looked forward to coming to work as my job is such fun” and “ to ‘Aim higher, be better' which is my aim.”

Matt Rendle, a Lecturer in Exeter, was also a runner Up for the award of 'Best Feedback Provider'. He said 'I was surprised and honoured to be runner up for best feedback provider. I always find providing feedback one of the most difficult aspects of teaching with the need to balance an assessment of a student's achievements with constructive comments for future improvement. I do believe that it is important to offer a range of feedback from written comments and individual meetings about submitted work to discussions about plans for future work and how best to approach particular areas. Therefore, I am very pleased to see that this seems to be working!'

Find out more about the College awards, runners up and nominations.

For the full list of awards read the University news story.

Date: 11 May 2011

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