Top teaching talent honoured

Teaching excellence at the University has been recognised in an awards ceremony organised by the Students' Association.

Lecturer at blackboard

The first EUSA teaching awards recognised achievement in teaching in ten categories at a special ceremony in Teviot Hall with 150 invited guests.

The awards are part of a commitment by EUSA to highlight the importance of excellence in teaching alongside the University’s research activity.

In total 2,704 nominations were received, for 621 staff, 191 courses and 60 departments.

This is a great scheme and a wonderful initiative on the part of our students. I know that colleagues who've been nominated are delighted and have taken great motivation from having their efforts recognised in this way.

Professor Sir Timothy O'SheaPrincipal of the University

The results

Best department

Winner: Classics

Runner Up: Chemistry

Best course

Winner: Criminal Law (Ordinary)

Runner Up: American History 2

Best Director of Studies

Winner: Tony Gilbert, Mathematics

Runner Up: Martin Reekie, Engineering

Teaching employable skills

Winner: Kenny Pryde, Moray House

Runner Up: Michael Lurie, Classics

Innovative teaching

Winner: Richard Milne, Biological Sciences

Runner Up: Simon Bates, Physics & Astronomy

Best feedback

Winner: John Simpson, Respiratory Medicine

Runner Up: John Kitchen, Music

Commitment to all-round teaching

Winner: Tonks Fawcett, Nursing Studies

Runner up: Alastair Richmond, Philosophy

Outstanding communicator

Winner: Ian Campbell, English Literature

Runner up: Gordon Findlater, Anatomy

Best dissertation supervisor

Winner: Yew Ming Chia, Accounting

Runner up: Lloyd Llewelyn Jones, Classics

Overall high performer

Winner: Elizabeth Bomberg, Politics and International Relations

Runner up: Phillip Wadler, Informatics