UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Winners of the 2017 Provost's Teaching Awards announced

7 April 2017

Matthew Scroggs (L), Andrea Sella (R)

Eight colleagues including Matthew Scroggs (UCL Mathematics) and Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) have been commended for teaching excellence through UCL's annual awards which recognise and reward outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students. 

The winners, from across UCL, were announced on Monday 3 April. A full list is below.
The awards, running since 2011, highlight the excellent work staff across the university are doing to create a fulfilling student experience and showcase the leadership of our staff within UCL and nationally.

The awards were made in three categories: Individual Teaching Award, Achievement in Teaching and Award for Team Collaboration. At the panel's discretion, a commendation for leadership was given to three of the recipients.

Winner and Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Matthew Scroggs said: "I am thrilled to have won this award. I am very thankful to the Department of Maths for giving its teaching assistants so many opportunities to get involved in teaching and allowing me to become involved in lecturing as well as helping to design the new Python element of the first year course."

Dr Jenny Marie, who won the award for her work as Director of UCL ChangeMakers, an initiative collaborating staff and students on educational enhancement projects, said: "I'm thrilled to win and to see others who have worked on UCL ChangeMakers projects and the student reviewers scheme get recognised for their work too. I think the awards that have been made this year really validate the importance of students and staff working together to enhance education at UCL. What's made it really special on a personal level is how pleased everyone has been for me."

Jessica Gramp, Digital Advisor (BEAMS) in UCL Digital Education said: "I'm delighted to have received this award in recognition of my work on the E-learning Baseline, Arena programme, the E-Learning Champions Network, improving e-assessment and in particular the work I contributed to the development of Moodle MyFeedback. It's been fantastic to see an idea I helped seed come to fruition and be supported by so many people across UCL and more widely across the UK, as well as internationally. Receiving local recognition of my work in this way has been an important milestone in my career and I hope it will help to raise the profile of some of these initiatives."

Professor Dilly Fung, Academic Director of UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education, who administer the awards said: "I was so impressed by all of this year's applicants. Excellent work is being undertaken across all Faculties, including by those who missed out on an award this time. Many individuals and teams are thinking creatively about how their students can become even more actively involved in the life of the department. Many are enriching the curriculum with opportunities for students to engage in new ways with research and professional practice, and with local and wider 'real world' communities, in the spirit of UCL's Connected Curriculum initiative. Student feedback shows just how much they gain from these new opportunities."

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday 5 June and all staff are welcome to attend to celebrate colleagues' success. Alongside the Provost's Teaching Awards winners, recipients of the UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards will also be present to collect their awards. The event will be followed by a drinks reception. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

The awards ceremony will be preceded by the UCL ChangeMakers Fair, which showcases the different educational enhancement work that has taken place at UCL through student/staff partnership over the past two years. All staff are welcome to attend and can register here.

The winners will be profiled on the UCL Teaching & Learning Portal over the next term.

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

Joseph Thorogood (Social & Historical Sciences)

Matthew Scroggs (Mathematical & Physical Sciences)

Teaching staff (all received commendation for leadership)

Dr Caroline R Fertleman (Medical Sciences/Population Health Sciences)

Jane E Burns (Engineering)

Dr Jenny Marie (Arena Centre)

Professional staff

Jessica Gramp (Professional Services)

Jo Strange (Brain Sciences)

Team Awards

Professor Andrea Sella (Mathematical & Physical Sciences)



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