UCL News


Faculty Award winners

11 June 2015

StAR of the year Award winners The Student Academics Representatives (StARs) Annual Reception 2015 took place on 4 June where StARs were thanked for their work and dedication this year.

StAR Awards There are 900 StARs across UCL, but our Faculty representative, Natasha Liou (MSc Reproductive Science/ UCL Institute for Women's Health) swept the board won and both staff and Union choice StAR of the Year for her outstanding support to her peers.

Natasha developed and implemented a survey derived from the Higher Education Academy's annual Postgraduate Experience Survey of the PGT students within our Faculty (the first of its kind) and has also supported colleagues at the SLMS Graduate Open Event and the Faculty Careers Day. Congratulations Natasha!

Provost's Teaching Awards

angela poulter

The Provost's Teaching Awards and  UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards 2015 Ceremony took place on 8 June, hosted by the Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, and Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) to celebrate and recognise UCL colleagues who are making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students.

Congratulations to Angela Poulter (Women's Health) who won the student choice award for her outstanding support for teaching and to all those who received nominations within the Faculty.


ICS award announcement

The Institute of Cardiovascular Science (ICS) was delighted to learn this week that Dr Pier Lambiase has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Michael Davies Early Career Award. This highly prestigious prize, awarded at its Annual Conference by the British Cardiovascular Society, on 9 June 2015 recognises Dr Lambiase's outstanding contribution to cardiovascular medicine.

The Award acknowledges clinical and non-clinical researchers who have recently established themselves as independent investigators, conducting ground-breaking research. Professor Hingorani, Institute Director commented that "…this is superb news and a really major achievement for Pier and the Institute." Graham Hart, Faculty Dean added "I am especially pleased with Dr Lambiase's success in gaining this award, as I understand he was up against some very stiff competition this year." 

SLMS Education Awards


The Faculty achieved more education success in the SLMS Education Awards. In the category for staff at the beginning of their careers Shivani Singh (Global Health) won for her leadership role in the development and organisation of the global health stream of UCL's Global Citizenship Programme for first year students.

A joint award for the FPHS in the teams category: Dr. Will Coppola for his contribution to teaching over a number of key achievements including pioneering the use of mobile-based learning at UCL including a successful iPad pilot, the use of interactive teaching apps such as Nearpod and Mentimeter and his help establishing UCL's first Distance-learning Masters programme run entirely using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE); and an award to Caroline Fertleman (Child Health) who has led many innovative projects where she has supported others to further their careers. She fosters a sense of achievement by collaborating with and leading many different teams both within the hospital and at UCL, ranging from art projects and curriculum design to invited editorials and writing textbooks.

Also team winners were Angela Poulter and Nadine Mogford for their development of a suite of Moodle pages for the Women's Health MSc programmes designed to enhance the student learning experience and to provide an improved framework for the delivery of blended learning.