Institute of Archaeology


UCLU Student Choice & Education Awards 2023

16 May 2023

Congratulations to UCL Institute of Archaeology and Archaeology South-East staff, and students, who were nominated in the UCLU Student Choice Awards this year and to those shortlisted for Education awards.

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Institute of Archaeology and Archaeology South-East Nominees (UCLU Student Choice Awards 2023) 

Active Student Partnership

The award for Active Student Partnership gives students the opportunity to thank a member of staff who’s committed to listening to and working with students and their representatives to improve and change education at UCL.

  • Katie Hemer
  • Gai Jorayev
  • Raluca Lazarescu
  • Renata Peters
  • Conner Welty

Amazing Support Staff

The award for Amazing Support Staff allows students to thank a member of staff who may not be in a teaching role, but still makes a huge difference to their learning with their help, patience and care.

  • Elizabeth Baquedano
  • Max Chesnokov
  • Katie Hemer
  • Raluca Lazarescu
  • Judy Medrington
  • Katie Meheux
  • Conner Welty

Brilliant Research-based Education

This award is for students to thank a member of staff who educates them about the latest, cutting-edge knowledge, or who enables taught students to create knowledge by conducting their own research.

  • Delphine Fremondeau
  • Claudia Naeser
  • Mark Roberts   

Diverse & Inclusive Education

The award for Diverse & Inclusive Education allows student to recognise staff who work to make sure their curriculum or research recognises marginalised scholars, and shines a light on diverse perspectives.

  • Raluca Lazarescu

Excellent Personal Tutoring

The award for Excellent Personal Tutoring gives students the opportunity to thank a member of staff who is always there to provide them with pastoral support or academic guidance.

  • Borja Legarra Herrero
  • Gabriel Moshenska
  • Claudia Naeser
  • Patrick Quinn 
  • Ulrike Sommer
  • James Steele

Exceptional Feedback

This award gives students the chance to thank members of staff who provide constructive, useful feedback on their assessment and learning, helping them to progress and succeed.

  • Jill Saunders

Inspiring Teaching Delivery

The award for Inspiring Teaching Delivery allows students to thank a member of staff who delivers exceptional teaching, using innovative and engaging methods to hold their interest and help them to learn.

  • Ian Freestone
  • Gai Jorayev
  • Raluca Lazarescu
  • Kevin MacDonald
  • Louise Martin
  • Kulvinder Nagre
  • Stephen Quirke
  • Lucy Sibun (ASE)
  • Rachael Sparks
  • Conner Welty
  • Paul Wordsworth

Outstanding Research Supervision

The award for Outstanding Research Supervision is for staff who help postgraduate research students to succeed, balancing providing support and fostering independence.

  • Elizabeth Baquedano
  • Mike Charlton
  • Elizabeth Graham
  • Gai Jorayev
  • James Steele

These awards are completely student-led and provide a way for students to thank an amazing member of staff and let them know that their hard work makes a difference.

Congratulations are also due to Judy Medrington on her Faculty Education Award for Student Support, and being shortlisted for a UCL Provost’s Education Award.

The winning staff will be announced at the Education Awards ceremony on Wednesday 7 June.

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