UCL Cancer Institute


UCL Education Awards 2020

10 June 2020

Dr Adam Paige, formerly the Cancer Institute Graduate Tutor & Cancer MSc Programme Lead, was awarded a Provost Education Award in the UCL Education Awards 2020. The awards recognise staff making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of UCL students.

UCL Education Awards 2020

Dr Paige was awarded for his work on transforming assessment and feedback on the Cancer MSc progamme. 

Through the introduction of standardised brief templates with detailed marking criteria, modified assessement tasks and acting on student feedback, Adam dramatically improved student satisfaction and feedback rates for the Cancer MSc programme. 

Dr Adam Paige

Speaking of the award, Dr Paige said: "I think the most important thing we learned during this process was that simple changes to improve students' understanding of assessment and marking can have a big impact on student satisfaction. I would like to thank those people who have nominated me for this award."


Adam is a molecular biologist with 20 years’ experience in tumour suppressor gene research. Having graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry and a PhD in Genetics from Imperial College London, Adam worked for the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the University of Edinburgh before returning to Imperial College as Lecturer, followed by a Principal Lecturer post at the University of Bedfordshire. Adam was the Programme Lead for the UCL MSc Cancer course and GraduateTutor for the Cancer Institute from 2017 - 2022.

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