Student-Led Teaching Awards 2020: Shortlist

Wednesday 29-04-2020 - 18:04

 

The Student-Led Teaching Awards (SLTA) are a key opportunity for Middlesex students to show their appreciation and recognition of academic and professional services staff members from across the university.

 

From 15 January to 15 February 2020, students nominated staff in thirty different categories to receive recognition as part of the Student-Led Teaching Awards.

 

MDXSU Student Officers and Student Representatives from Union Council read through all the nominations and took the time to determine the shortlist based on what students wrote in their nominations and the criteria of the awards themselves.

 

After receiving a staggering 505 nominations across all categories, we want to thank the hundreds of students who placed nominations, and congratulate all staff who were nominated! We will be announcing the winners online and across our social media channels on  Friday 1 May. 

 

 

Accessible Education Award

 

This award recognises a member of staff who continuously works hard to ensure that the curriculum and their teaching is inclusive and accessible for all students. The shortlisted nominees are Cariona Flaherty, Joelle Grogan, Kate Herd & Alechia Van Wyk. 

 

 

Commitment to Student Employability Award 

 

This award recognises the work of an individual staff member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the employability or personal and professional development of students. This can be a placement provider, personal tutor, lecturer or any other staff member at MDX. The shortlisted nominees are Jon Cree, Paul Kerr, Claire Lewis & Alan Stuart. 

 

 

Innovative Teaching Award 

 

This award recognises a member of staff who is known for doing it differently and who finds new and innovative ways of teaching and/or supporting students. The shortlisted nominees are Ahmed Patel, Ashok Srivastava, Martin Ward & Alechia Van Wyk. 

 

 

Outstanding Feedback Award

 

This award recognises a member of academic staff who consistently gives high quality feedback in relation to students' work. The shortlisted nominees are Paul Cobley, Cariona Flaherty, Marianna Kornilaki & Sheila Sobrany. 

 

 

Outstanding Wellbeing & Student Support Award 

 

This award recognises a member of staff, including personal tutors, who work hard to support students and help to promote positive mental wellbeing and care. The shortlisted nominees are James Downes, Miranda Horvath, Julie Moody & Pedro de Senna. 

 

 

Postgraduate Research Supervisor of the Year 

 

This award recognises a postgraduate research supervisor who has played a crucial part in postgraduate students' learning, development and overall experience. The shortlisted nominees are Ralph Moseley, Nico Pizzolato, Costa Priporas & Alechia Van Wyk. 

 

 

Professional Services Staff Member of the Year 

 

This award recognises a member of non-teaching staff who has had a positive impact on the student experience and MDX community. This includes those working in administration, student support, the library, catering, reception, MDX Works and in any non-teaching role within the University. The shortlisted nominees are Russell Freedman, David Levett, Taiwo Oniti & Simon Saffer. 

 

 

Course of the Year 

 

This award recognises a course or programme whose staff work collectively to provide an outstanding student experience for those studying on the course or programme. The shortlisted courses are Graphic Design, Mathematics, Midwifery & Theatre Arts. 

 

 

Department of the Year 

 

This award recognises an academic department whose staff work collectively to provide an outstanding student experience for those studying within the department. The shortlisted departments are Design, Egineering & Maths; Marketing, Branding & Tourism; Psychology; & Sports

 

 

Academic Staff Member of the Year 

 

This award recognises an oustanding member of academic/teaching staff who has had a postive impact on the learning and student experience. There is one award per faculty. 

The shortlisted nominees for Academic Staff Member of the Year (Arts & Creative Industries) are Alberto Duman, Loraine Leeson, Claire Lewis & Margarita Louca. 

 

 

The shortlisted nominees for Academic Staff Member of the Year (Professional & Social Sciences) are Alvaro Baeza-Nunez, Cariona Flaherty, Jae Hwan Park & Raquel Rosales. 

 

 

The shortlisted nomees for Academic Staff Member of the Year (Science & Technology) are George Dafoulas, Andrei Popescu, Clifford Sule & Alechia Van Wyk.

 

 

 

Champion for Students 

 

This award recognises a member of staff who acts as a champion for students and their voices. The shortlisted nominees are James Downes, Claire Lewis, Margarita Louca, Sheila Sobrany. 

 

 

Don't forget to keep an eye on our social media this Friday to find out who the winners are. 

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