Teaching and Learning Awards
20 June 2012
The work of LJMU staff delivering not just best but excellence practice was celebrated at the conclusion of this year's Teaching and Learning Conference through the presentation of the University's Learning and Teaching Awards.
Jackie Gresham, Director of the Academic Enhancement Unit, who organised the two-day conference, opened the awards ceremony by saying: "I’ve been really looking forward to saying 'well done' to the staff who make such a significant impact on the student experience."
Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill, who presented the awards, echoed this, saying that "there is nothing more important to LJMU than delivering teaching and learning excellence".
He added that while it was a "real challenge to keep ahead of the field and continue to develop cutting edge teaching", the quality of the nominations received clearly demonstrated that LJMU staff were committed, inspirational and the "true leaders of the University".
Collectively the awards reflect the importance of providing excellent support and guidance as well as inspiring teaching and learning to help students achieve their full potential. So here's to the lecturers, personal tutors, technical and other support staff across the University who do so much on a day-to-day basis for LJMU students.
Individual awards for outstanding impact on the student learning experience
Out of the 17 nominations received in this category, awards were presented to:
- Dr Phil Kelly, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
- Wendy Johnston, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure
- Dr Kaye Richards, Faculty of Education Community and Leisure
- Anita Maestri- Banks, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
- Dr Dave Harriss, Faculty of Science
A further three staff were highly commended:
- Simon Roberts, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure
- Traci Hudson, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences:
- Rose Khatri, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
Programme and support team awards
Again a high number of teams (16 in total) were nominated for this award. The winning nominees were:
- The Creative Writing Programme Team, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies: Gareth Creer, Dr Tamsin Spargo, Alicia Stubbersfield, Jim Friel, Sarah Maclennan, David Jackson, John Sayle, John Maxwell.
- The Sociology Programme Team, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies: Dr Helen Churchill, Dr Liz James, Dr Sara Parker, Dr Kay Standing, Bryan Scott, Dr David Tyrer and Dr Jenny van Hooff.
- The Education, Community and Leisure Technical Team, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure: Barry Williams, Noel Jones, Michael Bird, Chris Gillies, Ruth Nagus, Rachel Donnell, Jenny Calvert, Ron James, David Marsh, Julie Brougham, Hazel McDougall, Steve Adams-Duff, Sue Byers, Janet Wood and Stephen Garner.
- The LJMU Racing Team, Faculty of Technology and Environment: Paul Wright, John Carrier and Dr Christian Matthews.
- The School of Built Environment Technical Support Team, Faculty of Technology and Environment: Chris Byrne, Malcolm Feegan, Dave Hewitt, Alan Jones, Neil Kilpatrick, Gary Lamb, Tony Owens, John Sinclair, Panagiotis Stamatopoulos, Dave Tinker.
Four further teams were highly commended:
- The Dance team, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure
- The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing team, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
- The Paramedic team, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
- The Faculty of Science Administration Team, Faculty of Science
The Vice Chancellor’s Award for Best Programme/Support Team
This award was presented to the Sports Development Programme Team, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure: Barbara Walsh, Julie Money, Sarah Nixon, Louise Williams, Simon Roberts, Danny Cullinane, Ceriann Magill, Cath Walker, Sally Starkey, Track Dinning, Ian Beattie, Milly Blundell, Gus Ryrie and Vicci Boyd.