LSBU scoops awards for teaching excellence

London South Bank University's work was recognised by higher education support charity, Advance HE

London South Bank University (LSBU) has won a number of awards for teaching excellence from Advance HE, the March-founded charity offering practical support and advice to higher education institutions.

LSBU scooped a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE), recognising work with a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning across the University as a whole.

The award specifically acknowledges LSBU’s enterprise and innovation team for embedding enterprise across the university.

Since September 2014, it has helped over 18,000 students and graduates participate in curricular and extra-curricular enterprise activities.

CATE also highlights LSBU’s “bringing together discipline-specific expertise, external networks and the student voice to develop and deliver an innovative programme of curricular and extra-curricular activities”.

National Teaching Fellowship Awards

Three members of LSBU’s academic teaching staff also distinguished themselves by winning National Teaching Fellowships for teaching excellence: Gill Foster, Head of Arts and Performance in the School of Arts and Creative Industries; Professor Patrick Callaghan, Dean of LSBU’s School of Applied Sciences; and Dr Stephen Dance, Course Director for Environmental and Architectural Acoustics in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Professor David Phoenix, LSBU’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “I am delighted to see LSBU’s academic staff once again being recognised for their expertise and commitment to encouraging enterprise and innovation throughout the University. I am also exceptionally proud of the fact that three staff have received personal recognition of their achievements via teaching fellowships.”