The University’s annual Teaching and Learning Awards were celebrated in Hatfield College, on the 13th December 2022. These awards celebrated and recognised the excellence in teaching, its delivery and its progression and acknowledged the staff who have contributed to such exceptional teaching and learning at Durham University. With over 80 nominations of astounding members of staff within 5 categories, winners were selected
Congratulations to all winners and nominees!
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
This award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to providing inclusive and engaging learning experiences for our students.
Congratulations to our Winner! Dr Adam Townsend, Dept of Mathematical Sciences!
- Dr Leo Hopkinson, Dept of Anthropology
- Dr John Bothwell, Dept of Biosciences
- Dr Rory McCarthy, School of Government and International Affairs
- Vasanti Piette, School of Modern Languages and Culture
- Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Dept of Anthropology
Excellence in Student Academic Support
This award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting learning and teaching activities, that goes significantly beyond that which would normally be expected in their role.
Congratulations to our Winner! Janice Oakes, Dept of Earth Sciences.
- Dr Viktoria Ivleva, School of Modern Languages and Culture
- Dr Ekaterina Chown , School of Modern Languages and Culture
- Dr Madeleine Chalmers, School of Modern Languages and Culture
- Faith Jones, Dept of Sports and Exercise Science
- Dr Noura Al-Moubayed, Dept of Computer Science
Excellence in Research Student Supervision
This award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to supervising and supporting doctoral researchers in their personal, professional and career development through their doctoral studies. Nominations from supervised students are also welcome in this category.
- Dr Tahani Coolen-Maturi, Dept of Mathematical Sciences
- Dr Hannah King, Dept of Sociology
- Dr William Brittain , Dept of Chemistry
- Prof. Gavin Brige, Dept of Geography
- Prof John Evans, Dept of Chemistry
Most Impactful Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award
This award recognises an individual who has researched, developed and evaluated a new, different and innovative approach to teaching and learning. To actively develop a culture of innovation, we welcome applications regardless of how directly successful the innovation is. Regardless of the outcome the nomination should reflect the lessons learned from the work and how this has led to a new approach to teaching and learning. Congratulations to both Winners! Prof Gillian Bentley & Dr Paulo Fortis, Dept of Anthropology, and
Rachel Bickerdike, Careers and Enterprise.
- Dr Tim Hawkins, Dept of Biosciences
- Prof Mike Nicholson, Durham University Business School
Unsung Hero of Teaching and Learning Award
This award recognises individuals who have provided exceptional support to others in the area of teaching and learning, going over-and-above to support students and/or colleagues.
Congratulations to our Winner! Dr. Pamela Graves, Dept of Archeology.
- Prof Pippa Matthews, Durham University Business School
- Joanne Patterson, Dept of Archeology
- Dr Phil Bolton, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Dr Charlotte Quarless, Dept of Engineering
- Dr Fran Cettl, Durham Centre for Academic Development
Many thanks to everyone who attended and congratulations to all winners and nominees! This was a wonderful event and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!