MAPS Faculty Education Awards 2019
29 July 2019
Each year the Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences recognises excellence in teaching from staff through the Faculty Education Awards (formerly Teaching Awards).
We are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2018 MAPS Faculty Education Awards. The winners are as follows.
Teaching Staff Category: Ali Mozaffari (Natural Sciences)
Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Category: Matteo Capoferri (Mathematics)
Support Staff Category: Selina Lovell (Physics & Astronomy)
Our congratulations and thanks to them for all of the hard work they have put in to deliver an exceptional learning experience for our students.
Ali Mozaffari (Winner of Teaching Staff Category):
"I'm very pleased to be recognised by the Faculty in this way. Since coming to UCL, I have been keen to help our undergraduate students in the development of their researcher skills and now we have a model where from the moment they come in the door, they are working with PhD students on research topics. Working in groups and thinking about grand challenges in an interdisciplinary way so early on in their studies can help solidify this approach in problems they will encounter later in their studies or professional life. Hopefully we can make more use of smaller group learning and interactive assessment in more traditional courses soon too.”
Matteo Capoferri (Winner of PGTA Category):
I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching during my time at UCL and I hope I will be able to keep teaching for many years ahead, wherever life takes me. I would like to thank the UCL Maths department for giving me the opportunity to lecture my own course and my supervisor, Professor Dima Vassiliev, for his guidance and unfailing support."
Selina Lovell (Winner of Support Staff Category):
“It is very rewarding to work directly with students and in particular to support those who may find access to higher education more challenging. Supporting all students at such a critical moment in their lives is an honour and your actions are remembered. Professional Services are key to enhancing the student experience and provide the necessary framework for a successful educational institution”.