The accolades were presented at the annual Students’ Guild and FXU Teaching Awards 2017.

Teaching excellence recognised in latest awards

Top academics at the University of Exeter have been recognised by students for their teaching excellence, at an annual awards ceremony.

The accolades were presented at the annual Students’ Guild and FXU Teaching Awards 2017. The Teaching Awards are student-led, meaning the students are responsible for nominating, shortlisting and choosing the winners of the Awards. . The prestigious event took place in the Great Hall on the Streatham Campus and was attended by students, staff and academics from across the University.

The title of ‘Best Lecturer’ went to Holly East from Geography. “I’m so thrilled. It means so much – especially because the nominations were put forward by the students themselves,” Holly said after the event.

“It is such a privilege to be able to contribute to the students’ academic and professional training.”

Winning the ‘Best Subject’ category at the Penryn Campus was Biosciences, whilst at Exeter that award went to Sport and Health Sciences.

“The Teaching Awards are very special for our staff and the wider University community because at the heart of these awards is the principle of being student-led,” said Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) who also spoke at the event.

“The Awards are a clear symbol of the partnership that exists between our talented and engaged students who study collaboratively with our passionate educators whose subject-expertise is informed by their world-leading research and scholarly engagement with pedagogy. I would like to congratulate all of those who won awards and to everyone who was nominated, for their achievements.

“We would like to thank the FXU, Students’ Guild and all the students who took the time to nominate staff for these awards.”

The awards were introduced eight years ago to recognise the outstanding dedication and commitment of University staff. Their aim is to acknowledge staff who not only provide outstanding academic experience, but also support their students' wider development and learning.

The full list of winners:

Best Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
Ricardo Celestino, Camborne School of Mines

Best Postgraduate Taught Supervisor
Dr Nick Moberly, Psychology

Best Undergraduate Supervisor
Dr Richard Bowyer, Law

Best Postgraduate Research Supervisor
Dr Thomas Hinton, Modern Languages

Best Employability Support
Rebecca Takeda-Frost, Student Experience (CEMPS) Cornwall

Best Feedback Provider
Professor Karen Edwards, English

Subject with the Best Research Community
Medical Sciences

Most Supportive Staff Member
Dr Annabel Watson, PGCE Secondary English

Research Inspired Teaching
Professor Miguel Fonseca, Economics

Innovative Teaching
Alex Janes, Management

Best Subject Cornwall

Best Subject Exeter
Sport and Health Sciences

Best Lecturer
Holly East, Geography

Date: 5 May 2017

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