English collect their award for 'Best Subject'

Exeter Teaching Awards Winners

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 recently at the Student Guild’s 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.

College of Humanities Winners

  • Archaeology  - ‘Best Research Community’
  • English - ‘Best Subject’
  • Yelena Gedge: Modern Languages (Russian) - ‘Best Feedback Provider’
  • Timothy Rees: History - ‘Best Lecturer’
  • Francesca Stavrakopoulou: Theology and Religion - ‘Research-Inspired Teaching’

Timothy Rees, winner of ‘Best Lecturer’ from History said, “It’s lovely knowing that it’s your students who have nominated you for the award - it’s a fantastic thing to have won and I’m thrilled.  I’m also very grateful for the support I have received from the History department and the Humanities College staff in general.”

Runners up and nominated staff

Best Graduate Teacher

  • James Smith: Classics and Ancient History - Runner Up
  • Candice Allmark-Kent: English

Best Feedback Provider:

  • Siam Bhayro: Theology and Religion
  • Bruce Bradley: Archaeology

Most Supportive Member of Staff:

  • Isabel Moros: Modern Languages – Runner Up

Research-inspired Teaching:

  • Gillian Juleff: Archaeology

Innovative Teaching:

  • Bruce Bradley: Archaeology

Best Research Community:

  • Classics and Ancient History – Runner Up

Best Subject:

  • History - Runner Up

Best Lecturer:

  • Louise Lawrence: Theology and Religion – Runner Up
  • Alan Outram: Archaeology

Change Agents Champion:

  • Alex Ratcliffe: Humanities – Runner Up
  • Andrew McRae: English
  • Sian Harris: English

Employability Support

  • Esther Reed: Theology and Religion

Archaeology collect their award for 'Best Research Community'

Alan Outram commented on behalf of Archaeology's win, "It's extremely pleasing that Archaeology has been awarded Best Research Community, because it collectively recognises our whole department including all students and staff. Students are frequently a key part of our research, as they contribute massively to our field projects.  They also undertake dissertation research that complements and contributes to areas staff are actively researching. I think it is really exciting to get as many of our students as possible involved in genuinely valuable research, as this adds value to both their learning experience and our research outcomes."

English staff and students celebrate their win for 'Best Subject'

Tim Kendall Head of the English Department, commented, “We in English are delighted to have won 'Best Subject', and grateful that our students nominated us in such numbers and with such enthusiasm.”

Francesca Stavrakopoulou collects her award for 'Research-inspired Teaching'

"The emphasis on research-led teaching here is brilliant.  At Exeter I’ve always had the freedom to teach what I want and how I want, and that’s helped to foster my sense of independence here as an intellectual."

The Guild Teaching Awards were organised this year by VP Academic Affairs Officer James Eales and were held in The University's Great Hall

More details of the event can be found on the University news pages.

Date: 4 May 2012

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