UCL Centre for Engineering Education


IEP PGTA Teaching Excellence Awards 2021-22

12 July 2022

UCL Engineering is delighted to announce the winners for the 2021-22 IEP PGTA Teaching Excellence Awards.

PGTA winners 2022

On 4 July the Faculty came together to celebrate the more than 200 members of staff involved in the day-to-day running of the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP); including postgraduate teaching assistants, IEP module conveners and administrative staff.

This was the first in-person celebration since 2019, as the 2020 and 2021 awards ceremonies were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This is the 8th year the IEP has run, and nearly 1100 first-year students took IEP module, taught with a team of 125 fantastic PGTAs and SPGTAs. It was important for the IEP team to highlight the essential role the IEP Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs) play in the delivery of the programme.  

Seventeen PGTAs were nominated by teaching staff and students and every single nomination highlighted the outstanding work PGTAs do within UCL Engineering.  

And the winners are …   

Best Student Engagement
Beilei Gou, Engineering Challenges
Beilei is a MSc Engineering and Education postgraduate student.

Best Team Contribution
Gergana Atanasova, Design & Professional Skills
Gergana is a UCL Biochemical Engineering Postgraduate research student

Best Assessment & Feedback
Katarina Brlec and Luisa Herring-Rodriguez (as a joint award), Design & Professional Skills
Katarina and Luisa are postgraduate research sstudents in the UCL Department of Chemistry

Best Leadership
Seng (Billy) Hue, Engineering Challenges
Billy is a postgraduate research student with UCL Chemical Engineering

Best Overall PGTA
Beilei Guo, Engineering Challenges

Photos by James Tye