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Teaching stars praised at Plymouth

Plymouth University students pay tribute to exceptional teachers with on-campus ceremony

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Judith Petts and may others attended the SSTAR (Student, Staff, Teaching and Representation) Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in teaching and learning.

The evening recognised the contributions that both staff and students make to the student experience, and categories included Best Student-led Campaign, Exceptional Student School Representative, Outstanding Personal Tutor, and Best Placement Support.

Receiving a nomination is hugely significant to the staff member or student involved and, believe me, just knowing that someone is grateful for your hard work is really moving – Mel Joyner

Organised by the University’s Students’ Union (UPSU) Student Voice Team, the awards were set up in 2011 and celebrate academics and students who have gone the extra mile to help students achieve their learning goals.

Steph Wearne, UPSU Vice-President Education, said: “The idea behind the SSTAR Awards is to celebrate and reward some of the excellent University staff members and dedicated course and school reps we have here at Plymouth.

“We were so pleased to receive 941 nominations overall, which shows the real difference that students and academics make.”

Mel Joyner, Director of Student Services at Plymouth University, said: “Receiving a nomination is hugely significant to the staff member or student involved and, believe me, just knowing that someone is grateful for your hard work is really moving.”

For a full list of winners visit www.upsu.com 

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