Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) last night gave certificates to members of Teaching Staff who have delivered great feedback in each of the University's Schools, as judged by School and Class representatives in each School.
This is the first year that EUSA has awarded Teaching Awards School by School, as well as holding it's overall Teaching Award Ceremony, which this year will be held on the 3rd April in Teviot Row House. An overall 'Best Feedback' Award will also be given at the Ceremony on the 3rd April.
The certificates were awarded at a reception held in the Playfair Library in Old College, and attended by winners, Heads of Schools, senior University VIPs including University Vice-Prinicipals Sue Rigby and Dai Hounsell, student representatives and those students who had judged the School awards.
EUSA VP Academic Affairs, Andrew Burnie, said:
"Tonight has been fantastic and shows that there are areas of great feedback across the University which need to be recognised and rewarded, even when the University has not performed brilliantly on feedback in things like the National Student Survey. The support of the University to these awards shows their determination to improve student feedback, and to learn from those who are delivering for their students. Tonight has also shown how much it means to academic staff to have their hard work recognised by their students. Congratulations to all of the winners!"
The Best Feedback School Teaching Award Winners 2013, are:
Heather McQueen - School of Biological Sciences
Robert Thomas - School of Biomedical Sciences
Dave Reay - Business School
Rehana Karim - School of Chemistry
Eleri Williams - School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
Cecelia Clegg - School of Divinity
Anikó Bíró - School of Economics
Heather Pulliam - Edinburgh College of Art
Jennifer Kirkwood - Moray House School of Education
Martin Reekie - School of Engineering
Ron Wilson - School of Geosciences
Aisha Holloway - School of Health in Social Science
Robert Crowcroft - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Allan Clark - School of Informatics
Jennifer Cummings - School of Law
Adam Budd - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Joan Simon - School of Mathematics
Ruth McQuillan - School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Simon King - School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Kristel Torokoff - School of Physics and Astronomy
Holly Davis - School of Social and Political Science
Susan Rhind - Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies