Professor Glynis Cousin has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy with a National Teaching Fellowship for her exceptional contribution to learning and teaching.
The award celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on the student learning experience and includes £10,000 to support professional development.
Professor Cousin is Director of the University’s Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE) and has built a reputation for her work in researching higher education, curriculum inquiry and internationalisation. She has just published a recent book, Researching Learning in Higher Education: an introduction to contemporary methods and approaches.
She said: “I am delighted to receive this award. It has been a privilege to work at a University with so many talented teachers and where I have received so much support and encouragement from colleagues.
“I hope to use some of the money to support research into students’ understanding of global citizenship.”
Professor Cousin began her career as a social studies schoolteacher before working in adult and community education. She has taught on and developed access courses in London and in Northamptonshire before moving into higher education, teaching education studies. She joined the University of Wolverhampton last year.
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is part of an overall programme to raise the status of learning and teaching in higher education. It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland.
Professor Cousin is one of just 50 winners from higher education institutions across England and Northern Ireland.
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Further information about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme can be found at www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/professional/ntfs