Recognition for outstanding Social Sciences Staff

The Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP) made five awards to academic staff and students who have made national contributions to learning and teaching.

Shirin Housee and Penny Welch were part of the teams that won two of these awards.

Judith Burnett, Dean of the School Law, Social Sciences and Communications, said: “I am very pleased that our outstanding Social Sciences teaching has been recognised.

Penny and Shirin are part of a strong, well-established and experienced team of staff with an excellent track record of innovation and great teaching skills.”

Shirin’s award was for the Specialist Interest Group category and related to the Race Research Group, which has developed an impressive range of activities ranging from one-day conferences, workshops and publications available to the higher education sector.

Penny received the Social Science Learning and Teaching Publication award, along with Susan Wright, of the Danish School of Education, University of århus. They have made a longstanding contribution to social science learning and teaching publication and are the editors of Learning and Teaching (LATISS) which is a peer-reviewed journal. This uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education.

The awards were presented at a ceremony in Westminster earlier this month.


Details of the projects can be found here:

C-SAP is the subject network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics. They are one of 24 subject networks which were part of the Learning and Teaching Support Network, funded by the UK Funding Councils for Higher Education. The subject centres are now part of the Higher Education Academy. Based at the University of Birmingham, they aim to promote a scholarly and disciplinary-specific approach to the innovation and reform of learning and teaching in the social sciences.

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