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Stellar cast of teaching talent praised

Academics, tutors and support staff have been recognised in annual awards for outstanding teaching.

The Students' Association Teaching Awards – the first of their kind in the UK – celebrate the best contributions made to students' learning experiences in the past year.

Now in their tenth year, the awards were presented at a ceremony in Teviot Row House.

Student recognition

The winners of the 12 awards were chosen by students, who this year made more than 1,650 nominations.

Comments received during the nomination process are used by the Students' Association and the University to further improve teaching and support.

Teaching success

Zubin Mistry, a lecturer in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, won the Best Course Award. The joint runners-up were Linden Bicket in the School of Divinity and Ricky Carvel in Engineering.

The Best Support Staff Award went to Sue Renton, a Student Experience Officer in the School of Social and Political Science. Natalie Stroud, an Undergraduate Student Support Officer, was the runner-up.

The Best Practice in Inclusive Learning and Teaching Award was presented to Katherine Inglis, a Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. The runner-up was Colin Brough, a PhD student in Moray House School of Education.

Feedback awards

Two prizes were awarded for feedback provided to students.

Sakie Chiba-Mooney, of Asian Studies, won the Best Implementer of Student Feedback Award. The runner-up was Philip Clark in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

The Best Assessment Feedback Award was presented to Eleoma Bodammer, Senior Lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. Linda Van Bergen, Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, was the runner-up.

Outstanding tutors

Jamie Cole, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, won the Best Personal Tutor Award. Bryan Pickel, from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, was the runner-up.

The Best Student Who Tutors Award was won by Alex Gapud, a PhD candidate in the School of Social and Political Science. The runner-up was Gergana Daskalova, who is pursuing a PhD in the School of GeoSciences.

The Best Supervisor Award was won by Robert Mason in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. Rowan Mackay, from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, was the runner-up.

College prizes

Four awards were presented to recognise the best teaching within the University’s three Colleges.

Kim Picozzi, Senior Lecturer in Global Health, won the Kendell Award for Teaching in Medicine. Simon Riley from the Centre for Reproductive Health was the-runner up.

The Award for Teaching in Veterinary Medicine was given to Alessandro Seguino. The runner-up was Thalia Blacking, Lecturer in Applied Vet Physiology.

Richard Gratwick in the School of Mathematics was presented with the Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering. Dan Swanton in the School of GeoSciences was the runner-up.

The Ian Campbell Award for Teaching in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences went to Sean Brocklebank, a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Economics. The runner-up was Teresa Poeta in the Centre for African Studies.

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