Congratulations to colleagues chosen by their students to receive our annual Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at this week’s Graduation Ceremonies.
Dr Tania Fahey Palma, lecturer in linguistics, (pictured) received the College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, in recognition of her inspirational teaching, and the ongoing support and commitment she demonstrates towards her students. Tania was nominated for the award by three separate groups of students from across the four cohorts. Comments in the nominations included: “Dr Fahey Palma’s passion and heartfelt engagement has helped us develop a proper understanding of our subject and prepared us for our future directions.” “Her enthusiasm in lectures instilled a positive energy among the students that inspired everyone to work hard.” “Dr Fahey Palma gives us a feeling that she cares individually for each and every one of us.”
The College of Life Sciences Award went to Dr Emily Nordmann, nominated by students across all years in Psychology. Comments included: “Dr Nordmann has an entertaining and educational teaching style that is dynamic and witty. She provides feedback that is informative and helpful.” “Dr Nordmann pushes students out of their comfort zone but provides sustained support above and beyond normal expectations, ensuring students are constantly motivated and reaching their full potential.” Emily was also praised for her role in the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme in Psychology, and her involvement in contributing to improving the Student Experience and using innovative teaching methods.”
Professor Corrie Imrie received the College of Physical Sciences Award for his inspirational teaching and the excellent support and pastoral care he provides for his students. Professor Imrie impressed his fourth year students in Chemistry for his motivational teaching and helpful feedback. His students praised his enthusiasm for his subject and concern towards his students. Nominations commended the use of his lecture notes in “connecting material in his lecture to real world applications” and “providing clear and concise examples during the class which help students to understand the course better.” Students also praised his effective and personal teaching style.