Achievements in UCL teaching and learning recognised at Education Awards
31 May 2019
Congratulations to MAPS Faculty staff who featured as both winners and runners up for the Provost Education Awards.
The annual Education Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of staff and students and their contributions to our learning community, through:
- Academic Rep of the Year
- UCL Arena/Higher Education Academy Fellowships
- UCL Education Awards, and;
- Student Choice Awards
The event was hosted by Rothna Akhtar, Welfare and International Officer, Students' Union UCL and Professor Deborah Gill, Pro-Vice-Provost for Student Experience and Director of UCL Medical School. UCL Provost Professor Michael Arthur presented the Student Choice and Provost’s Education Awards.
Faculty Academic Rep of the Year
- Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Alexa Marroquin, who as Course Rep has collected vast amounts of student feedback and has endeavoured to talk to staff about particular issues that affect the students in her department.
UCL Education Awards recognise the work of colleagues that is less visible to students, work that has enabled excellent practice or facilitated innovation in teaching and learning. As well as recognising the work of postgraduate students who teach, individual colleagues and teams can be nominated. Any member of staff can nominate an individual staff member or team for these awards.
Nominations were considered at the Faculty level and then put forward to the awards panel. All 39 individual nominations and 12 team nominations received a UCL Education Award.
The full list can be found here. The awards panel then identified exceptional individuals and teams to receive a Provost’s Education Award, which carries a financial reward.
The following 12 individuals and 3 teams received Provost’s Education Awards at the event.
- Martyn Towner, Lab Technician, UCL Department of Chemistry
Martyn is a “very proactive and innovative” member of the Chemistry department. He has played an essential part in enhancing the student experience and is a source of outstanding support. He has gone above and beyond his role to ensure that feedback is used to help the department shift towards an innovative research-based laboratory experience.
- Isidoros Strouthos, Teaching Fellow, UCL Department of Mathematics
Isidoros is a “fantastically charismatic lecturer”, who delivers excellent teaching with ease across his three large modules within the Mathematics department. He personally ensures that all booked rooms are suitable for mathematical teaching, his colleagues appreciate all of his hard work and have even said that Isidoros is “without a doubt one of the best lecturers this department has ever had”.
Excellent Personal Tutoring
- Lidunka Vočadlo UCL Earth Sciences, for always being ready to offer helpful, practical advice and for reaching out to students who are struggling.