Two members of staff in the Department of Music were nominated for a Teaching Award for Excellence.
Gillian Jack and Chris Gray in the Department of Music were both nominated for the Teaching Award for Excellence.
Nominations for the University of Aberdeen Teaching Award for Excellence are made by undergraduate students. It is intended to recognise excellent teachers who are able to inspire, motivate and influence students in their learning through both personal interaction and through the quality of their course materials and use of feedback on assessment to reward and encourage effort. Those nominated for the award are outstandingly sympathetic and helpful to students, encouraging their learning and personal development.
The music department is relatively small, so to have had two nominations put forward at the same time is a great honour and reflects well on the quality of teaching within the School of Education as a whole.
Professor David Smith, Head of Music, expressed his delight: ‘as in the whole of the School of Education, there is a real sense of community in the music department. I am constantly aware of the amount of skill and efforts are put into teaching in Music. Both Gillian and Chris are supremely gifted teachers, so it is gratifying to find this recognised by the students.’