UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


STEaPP teaching staff shortlisted for the Education Awards 2020

20 May 2020

Dr Irina Brass, Dr Leonie Tanczer and Dr Jenny McArthur have been shortlisted for The Education Awards 2020 in recognition of their contributions to the UCL learning community.

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Dr Irina Brass and Dr Leonie Tanczer have been shortlisted for the Provost’s Education Award in recognition of their hard work and commitment to improving the student learning experience. As part of their shortlisting, both have also received a Faculty Education Award.

Dr Jenny McArthur has been shortlisted for the Diverse & Inclusive Education category as part of the Student Choice Awards, run by the UCL Students’ Union. The category allows students to thank a member of staff who works to make sure their curriculum or research recognises marginalised scholars and shines a light on diverse perspectives. The Student Choice Awards are wholly decided by students, from nomination through to winner selection.

Professor Jo Chataway, Head of Department, said: “I am thrilled that my colleagues are receiving recognition for their outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.  STEaPP is so proud of Jenny, Leonie and Irina and grateful for all that they bring to our fantastic department.”

In total, eight members of teaching staff from STEaPP made the longlist for the Student Choice Awards. The nominations included: Dr Leonie Tanczer and Dr Julius Mugwagwa for Excellent Personal Tutoring; Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Dr Ine Steenmans, Dr Irina Brass, Dr Leonie Tanczer and Dr Sarah Quinnell for Inspiring Teaching Delivery; Professor Yacob Mulugetta for Outstanding Research Supervision; and Dr Jenny McArthur’s nomination for Diverse & Inclusive Education.

The UCL Education Awards and the Student Choice Awards are run in complement with each other, with the Student Choice Awards focusing on excellence in practice, as experienced by students, and the UCL Education Awards recognising the work of colleagues that is less visible to students, work that has enabled excellent practice or facilitated innovation in teaching and learning.

The winners of both the Student Choice Awards and UCL Provost's Education Awards will be announced in a virtual exhibition over a week-long period, beginning on Wednesday 10 June.