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Excellent teachers and teaching teams at Sussex will be presented with awards next week. 

Twenty-three Sussex Teaching Awards will be handed out to established academics, those in the first five years of their careers and those who excel as part of a team. 

Students and staff were, in the summer term, invited to nominate for a teaching award exceptional individuals or teams in their school of study. Members of staff in Professional Services were also eligible, if they teach as part of their job. 

The winners will be presented with their certificates at the 2011 Sussex Teaching and Learning Conference on Tuesday (20 September). They are:

Business, Management and Economics

 Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Careers and Employability Centre

Education and Social Work

Engineering & Design

Global Studies

History, Art History and Philosophy


Law, Politics and Sociology


Life Sciences

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Media, Film and Music


The nominations were judged against a range of criteria by the School Teaching and Learning Committees, whose recommendations were then agreed by the University Teaching and Learning Committee. The winners were all judged to excel in some or all of the following areas:

  • challenging and inspiring teaching;
  • innovation and interaction;
  • support of student diversity;
  • feedback to students;
  • drawing on own research;
  • enhancement of individual practice and support for colleagues. 

For more information about the Sussex Teaching Awards, visit the Teaching and Learning Development Unit (TLDU) web pages

This year's Teaching and Learning Conference takes place in Fulton from 9.30am to 3.45pm and will address the topic 'Extending the Learning Conversation'. For more information, visit the TLDU web pages.

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By: James Hakner
Last updated: Friday, 16 September 2011