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Sussex Awards for Excellence in Teaching announced

Back in the autumn term, members of staff were invited to nominate themselves in the Excellence in Teaching Awards. A total of 34 applications were received from across the University, which included contributions from teaching and professional services staff.

A total of 10 awards were available, each of which included a prize of £3,000. These awards aim to recognise the excellent work that staff are undertaking in their teaching and assessment practices, as well as in supporting the learning experience of students. The prize also provides funding for them to continue that work and to introduce new, innovative practices.

Competition was very strong, but we are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

Outstanding Professional Services Support for the Learning Experience of Students

  • Holly Pelling

Outstanding Support for the Learning Experience of Students

  • Dr Emma Newport 
  • Dr Simon Wiliams 
  • ITE Team -  Jo Tregenza, Claire Watts, Irene Dallaway Gonzalez, Sally Dudley, Lucy Harknett, Fi Branagh, Dr Andy Chandler Grevatt, Pat Doe, Karen Gladwin, James Bashford, Sue Pinnick, Rosie Pennett, Keith Perera, Dr Julia Sutherland, Karen Sturgess, Annette Butiffant, Jae Parsons, Richard McFahn, Dr Simon Thompson, Rowlie Darby, Marc Scruby, Duncan Mackrill, Dr Ally Daubney, Dr Rob Rosenthal, Clare Power, Clare Stenning, Kevin Holland, Matthew Westgarth, Sarah Saxty, Liz Cousins, Francesca Knight, Jane Sedgewick, Christina Kuegel. Katherine Cole, Paul Trugian, Elise Dupuy, Jasbinder Badesha, Greg Harris, Daniel Hobbs, Shaun Billing, Josey Wilkin, Norma Harding 
  • MA Early Years Team - Deborah Brown, Dr Rebecca Webb, Meryl Williams, Jacqueline Young

Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching

  • Dr Frances Miley, Tab Betts 
  • Prof Alison Sinclair
  • Prof Lucy Robinson, Dr Chris Warne
  • Dr Wendy Garnham, Tab Betts 

Outstanding or Innovative Postgraduate Teaching

  • Dr Mo Moeini 

Staff with be presented with their awards at the summer graduation ceremonies in July.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning & resources, Professor Stephen Shute, chaired the panel determining the award recipients. He commented: “We have some of the best teaching staff in the world here at Sussex and it’s been an honour to be able to present ten of our academics with an Award for Excellence in Teaching.

"These awards put a particular emphasis on identifying colleagues who take a transformative approach to teaching as well as those who are highly collaborative and committed to their own professional development. Congratulations to all the academics who were successful this year, and thank you to everyone who took the time to take part.”

For further information about teaching awards at Sussex, please visit the ADQE web pages.

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By: Clare Wolstenholme
Last updated: Friday, 9 March 2018