Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Geoff Hurd presented more than 50 staff with certificates of achievement and a financial contribution to their staff development at the University’s annual Rewarding Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Lecturers from the University’s ten academic Schools received awards in the categories of ‘Innovation in Learning and Teaching’, ‘Blended Learning Tutor’, and ‘Early Practitioner Tutor’, which rewards staff who have been with the university for less than six years.
Support staff from the Careers Advisory Team, Registry, IT Services and Learning and Information Services also received awards for their valuable contribution to Learning Support.
Professor Geoff Hurd said: “The Rewarding Excellence ceremony recognises all those who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and student support at the University. They have all shown the ability to influence students positively to help them achieve specific learning objectives. I would like to congratulate all the award winners.”
The ceremony on Monday (Jan 19) focused on the theme of blended learning at the University, which combines online learning technologies with face-to-face learning sessions. Guests were shown a short film featuring University staff and students’ comments on how innovative blended learning, using a wide range of technologies from podcasts to e-portfolios, is enriching the student learning experience.