UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


CLIE Teaching Fellow wins Student Choice Teaching Award

19 June 2020

Angela Cooper was nominated for the award by her students in recognition of her outstanding personal tutoring support.

Student Choice Awards

Angela Cooper, a Teaching Fellow at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE), has won a Student Choice Award for Excellent Personal Tutoring.

The Student Choice Awards give students the opportunity to celebrate and recognise the outstanding contribution that staff members make to the UCL learning experience.

Angela is a personal tutor on the UPC, UCL's International Foundation course, as well as a Thesis Writing course for PhD students. She also designs and delivers the 8-week LNAT preparation course during the summer for foundation students who want to apply to the Department of Laws.

This was the fourth consecutive year that Angela has been nominated for the award and she was delighted to go one step further this year.  

Angela said: “This award could not have come at a better time having spent 13 weeks in total shielding isolation. I'm absolutely thrilled to be thanked by my students, which makes my work worthwhile. I couldn't have done this without the support of my colleagues and my coordinator, Martin Hall'.

Martin said: “Angela has always provided her students with an excellent level of tutoring; she does her utmost to help support her students’ current studies and to achieve their future goals.

She has consistently received excellent feedback from her tutees, who clearly value the level of commitment and personal tutoring they receive, and Angela thoroughly deserves this recognition.

The UPC team, as well as the rest of CLIE, offer their warmest congratulations."

One of Angela’s foundation tutees, Tala Youhana, said: "Angela has earned this award through her diligence, encouragement as well as her compassion. Her responsibility towards me officially ended in January after I sat my LNAT exam, however she still contacts my peers and I to this day to check in on us and show us continuous support.

She instantly comes to mind when I need to share any of my concerns with a tutor, and she always knows the right thing to say. I am very grateful for my experience with her!"

Angela has worked at CLIE since 2005, when she originally started teaching on the Pre-sessional course. She had previously worked teaching English at universities in Turkey, China and the Gulf countries.

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