Professor in record breaking Teaching Awards win

Students and staff came together to celebrate outstanding teaching at the University of Edinburgh

Winners were revealed in the 8th annual EUSA Teaching Awards. The Awards, operated by Edinburgh University Students’ Association, are the longest running of their kind and offer students the chance to recognise the best teaching, tutoring and support they receive each year. Over 2,260 nominations were submitted by students in 2015/16.

Professor Jamie Davies (below) took home the coveted Kendell Award for Teaching in Medicine, setting a new Teaching Awards record with his third win in the category.

Also among the winners were Julie Dickson, recipient of the Award for Teaching in Veterinary Sciences; Ahmad Mejbas Al-Remal, winner of the Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering; and Marwa Mouazen, winner of the Ian Campbell Award for Teaching in the Humanities and Social Science.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, said: “Recognising excellence and innovation in how we deliver teaching across the University is vital. The student run EUSA Teaching Awards are now firmly established as one of the most important events in our academic year. The awards, along with our new ‘Teaching Matters’ initiative, which celebrates and highlights some wonderful examples of teaching, makes me immensely proud of Edinburgh’s success in supporting learning.”

Imogen Wilson, EUSA Vice President of Academic Affairs, said:“From nominations to the judging panel, the EUSA Teaching Awards are completely student led. Every year, the nominations are more and more detailed, and it’s really inspiring to hear about the impact great teachers, tutors and support staff have on our students. It’s also fantastic to hear how much it means to staff members to be nominated, and it’s great to be able to recognise and celebrate this passion for teaching.”

The 2015/16 Teaching Awards are made possible in part by the support of Collegiate, providers of premier student accommodation.

For a full list of 2015/16 winners, and photos from the ceremony, visit eusa.ed.ac.uk/teachingawards 

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