Teaching Awards 2014

Students, academics and staff from the University of Exeter and Students' Guild gathered on Thursday 1 May to celebrate the 2014 Teaching Awards. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception in the elegant Royal Albert Memorial Museum as the winners in each of the 10 award categories were announced. The event was attended by 200 guests including Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Janice Kay and NUS Nice-President (Higher Education) Rachel Wenstone.

The Students' Guild Teaching Awards were introduced in 2010 to recognise the outstanding dedication and commitment of University staff. A number of categories were created to acknowledge those staff who not only provide outstanding academic experiences, but those who support their students' wider development.

Professor Janice Kay, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Education) said:

"It is a pleasure to be involved in the Teaching Awards each year and to share in the celebration of the strong partnership between students and the staff who guide and support them during their time at Exeter. Staff frequently go above and beyond what could be reasonably expected of them to support students and I am delighted that the Teaching Awards has gone from strength to strength since its inception."

The winners

Best Postgraduate Teacher

  • Winner - Bert Bond, Sport & Health Science
  • Runner-up - John Ault, History & Politics (Penryn)

Employability Support

  • Winner - Julie Mills, Medical Imaging
  • Runner-up - Dr Sara Burton, Biosciences (Streatham)

Best Feedback Provider

  • Winner - Prof Chloe Paver, Modern Languages
  • Runner-up - Dr Bill Peng, Accounting & Finance

Innovative Teaching

  • Winner - Dr Emma Taylor, Medical School
  • Runner-up - Dr Sharon Marshall, Classics & Ancient History

Research Inspired Teaching

  • Winner - Prof Richard Overy, History (Streatham)
  • Runner-up - Dr Karen Knapp, Medical Imaging

Most Supportive Member of Staff

  • Winner - Charlie Rushforth, Classics & Ancient History
  • Runner-up - Dr Siam Bhayro, Theology & Religion

Best Supervisor

  • Winner - Dr Helen Hanson, English (Streatham)
  • Runner-up - Dr Ulrike Zitzlsperger, Modern Languages

Best Lecturer

  • Winner - Dr Gihan Marasingha, Mathematics
  • Runner-up - Dr Jane Milling, Drama

Best Research Community

  • Winner - Classics & Ancient History
  • Runner-up - Engineering

Best Subject

  • Winner - Medical Imaging
  • Runner-up - Sport & Health Science