Glyndŵr University Teaching Excellence Awards
9 July 2012
University lecturers have picked up awards for excellence after being nominated by their students.
More than 100 staff members were put forward for Glyndŵr University’s Teaching Excellence Awards 2011/12.
The awards recognise teaching staff’s commitment to student support and professionalism and their overall influence on students.
The three overall winners were BA (Hons) Fine Art programme leader John McClenaghen, senior nursing lecturer Mike Bellis and Peter Gossman, who leads the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development.
Dr Stephen Bostock, head of the university’s Centre for Learning, Teaching and Assessment, said: “The large number of nominations from students (195) demonstrates that great teaching is the norm at Glyndŵr University. About half the staff were nominated by their students.
“Some staff said that the nominations were reward enough but, of the dozen who applied for an award, most were outstanding and it was a pity that we could not give a prize to each of them. As it was, we increased the number of prizes from two to three. They are the tip of an iceberg of great teaching.”
Dozens of positive comments were received from students as part of the nominations process.
“She extended her helping hand in all possible ways.”
“He is a gem and a living legend. I am proud of being his student.”
“I’ve needed a lot of support over my three years of attendance and he’s never let me down once.”
“She has been my source of inspiration during my period of studies in Glyndŵr.”