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Students and staff celebrated at QMSU Education Awards

Monday 8 April 2013

On Friday 15 March students and staff from across QM were celebrated at the QMSU Education Awards. The Education Awards bring together the SU’s Course Rep awards and Queen Mary’s Teaching and Learning Awards for the first time to celebrate all of the good work that is taking place across QM.

The ceremony, set in the beautiful Drapers’ Hall, owned by the Drapers’ Company, who have a long association with QM, was a glittering event attended by over 100 students and staff. Professor Peter McOwan, Vice Principal for External Affairs and Public Engagement, and Professor Susan Dilly, Vice Principal of Teaching and Learning, gave speeches and presented awards to the recipients.

A full list of the award winners and nominees is below. Congratulations to all those who received an award and those who were nominated, and thank you to the hundreds of people who made nominations

Student Marilena Parouti, from the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, was awarded Course Rep of the Year. Marilena, who studied as an undergraduate student at QM and is now undertaking an MA in Film Studies, has been a course rep for her entire time at QM and was praised for her dedication to the role and ensuring that students are listened to and effectively represented.  A full list of award winners is available below.

The Teacher of the Year award was given to Estelle Paranque, from the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, for her outstanding commitment to her students. Receiving a number of nominations, students praised Estelle’s desire for her students to succeed and her commitment to always putting students first.

Professor Susan Dilly said: ‘It was great that the categories, nominations and voting for the awards were entirely student led for the first time. The Education Awards gave us the chance to celebrate QM's community approach to enhancing the student experience. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the contributions of our teaching staff and our course reps together.’

The event was concluded with a speech from Gaby Dale Leal, the Vice President Elect for Education. Gaby was recently elected in the Students’ Union elections and will take over from Jade Lee, current Vice President for Education.

There were several awards on offer, including Course Rep Gold Awards and Certificates, Course Rep Engagement Award, Course Rep Campaign Award and Course Rep of the Year. The Student Led Teaching Awards, which are awards for academic staff as nominated by students, received over 200 nominations and included awards for Employability Enhancement, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, Course Rep Champion, Support Staff Member of the Year and Teacher of the Year.

 

Full list of award winners and nominees

Course Rep Awards

Course Rep of the Year:
Winner:
Marilena Parouti (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
Nominees:
Clarissa Gardner (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences)
Aamaneh Hawash (School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences)

Course Rep Engagement:
Winner:

Khadija Khanom (School of Mathematical Sciences)
Nominee:
Karolin Abbas (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science)

Learning Resources Campaign:
Winners:
Kerrie Wilson, Aaron Braddy and Alex Fowler (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Ollie Brown (School of Politics and International Relations)

Course Rep Gold awards:
James Crowe
Charisse Alyssa Fallaria
Marilena Parouti
Khadhija Khanom
Aamenah Hawash
Heena Battiwala
Gabriela Dale Leal
Konrad Gryniewicz
Jake Voller
Nitin Ravji
Nabeel Virani
Saima Khan
Fabienne Vandervalde
Charlotte Lowey
Theo Meddick-Dyson
Oliver Brown
Laura Middleton
Maria Hameed
Jenny Hole

 

Teaching Awards as voted by students

Teacher of the Year:
Winner:
Estelle Paranque (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
Nominees:
Christhantha Fernando (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science)
Guiglielmo Volpe (School of Economics and Finance)

Support Staff Member of the Year:
Winner:
Richard Kelly (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science)
Nominees:
Lorna Ireland (School of Business and Management)
Helen Blockley (School of Politics and International Relations)

Academic Support:
Winner:
John Adu (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Nominees:
Guy Westwell (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
Kim Solga (School of English and Drama)

Assessment and Feedback:
Winner:
Dave Horne (School of Geography)
Nominees:
Richard Nichols (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences)
Aula Hariri (School of Politics and International Relations)

Course Rep Champion:
Winner:
Kavita Datta (School of Geography)
Nominees:
Tim Bale (School of Politics and International Relations)
Norman McBreen (School of Mathematical Sciences)

Employability Enhancement:
Winner:
Simon Carr (School of Geography)
Nominee:
Dan Todman (School of History)

Innovative Teaching:
Winner:
Maren Thom (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)
Nominees:
Amanda Vickery (School of History)
Rainbow Murray (School of Politics and International Relations)

Learning Resources:
Winner:
Lorna Rosbottom (Library Services)
Nominees:
Jeremy Jennings (School of Politics and International Relations)
Adrian Armstrong (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Postgraduate Research Supervisor:
Winner:
Rosa Maria Lastra (Centre for Commercial Law Studies)
Nominees:
John Schormans (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science)
David Pinder (School of Geography)

Postgraduate Teaching:
Winner:
Andrew McPherson (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science)
Nominees:
Christopher Redl (School of Economics and Finance)
Anne Flanagan (Centre for Commercial Law Studies)

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