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Congratulations to Drs' Clare Barnes, Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, and ProfessorJulie Cupples who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards.
Clare Barnes is shortlisted for the Van Heyningen award for Teaching in Science and Engineering; and Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, Julie Cupples for the Best Course Award.
The Students' Association's Teaching Awards recognises the teachers, personal tutors, students who tutor, research supervisors, and support staff who made a big, positive impact on students' learning experiences at the University of Edinburgh. In 2019, over 2,000 nominations were received! - The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 25 April 2019, at Teviot Row House.
Clare Barnes - Shortlisted for the The Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering Award
"It is evident that she puts a lot of work into her classes and research into different teaching techniques. I often feel intimidated by a more interactive approach to teaching; however Clare has managed to create a highly supportive and fun learning environment within which she accommodates and acknowledges a range of learning styles and as a result I feel has though my personal confidence has increased. I also feel more connected to my fellow classmates as a result of the interactive and open teaching-styles employed in class. Clare has a really amazing ability to connect to the people in her class and encourage engagement in a gentle and approachable way."
Tom Slater, Jan Penrose, Julie Cupples - Shortlisted for the Best Course Award - Geography Fieldwork Foundations (Human)
"Being outside the classroom with the lecturers who know so much about what they are teaching about and what we were experiencing was phenomenal as we got to speak to them in a relaxed way and express and develop our opinions without the rigidity of a lecture or tutorial… This wasn't just a field trip and it, for me, wasn't just a course. It was a life changing experience in which I will never forget and was only made possible really by the connections that the lecturers made with the people within Cape Town and their bravery and confidence to take us to a city full of many contradictions."